Hard to find anything Funny
By Cynthia Smith
Readers, there isn’t much to write about today that would tickle your (or my) funny bone.
We’ve been reading about a man who sent pipe bombs to people in government and in the news who he felt needed threatening, and his method of doing that? Mail a pipebomb to their home or their offices. That ought to do it.
Daily the news folks would list another person we knew of such as Robert de Niro —- holy cow, Clapper, once was in the administration; Joe Biden who considered running for office in 2020. if I were married to such a guy, I know I’D be saying, “No Way!” You are not going to become a target in the future!
Hate crimes - I never thought of such numbers happening in America. Guess I’ve been naive.
As news reporters hastened to Pittsburg when they heard about the hate crime at a synagogue nearby—where several of those injured were responding police, and first responders.
So, I can only give up on my initial quest of today - which was try to write about something amusing for the Collins’ Midwest News. Maybe another week. My son and I are planning a future trip to Minnesota - his brother AND his uncle both have new homes. Will we find something amusing on that trip or, as we discover their new residences? There will be a possible opportunity to visit the six great grandkids of mine, and that is OFTEN a fertile field where humor flourishes—I’ll wish for that.
Often at the church I attend, the minister will start services after the call to worship by asking members who want to, to recount a pleasant experience from the previous week. These tales might vary from seeing waterfowl on their pond; a baby animal; a visit from distance relatives—just to emphasize how many ordinary things bring us enjoyment.
I hope the Jewish worshipers in Pittsburg are able to find some happy thoughts on Shabbat.