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Mad Jack Hanks: Every year, May brings around memories

May is, or was, still could be a busy time in my life. The eight of May would have been the 51st wedding anniversary for Martha and I. The 16th will record the beginning of my 76th year on Mother Earth. I so hope all of you moms had a super Mother’s Day.

Now for a few chuckles from a ‘rag” called the Senior Voice.

When I was a lad I was told that anybody could become President of the United States. I am beginning to believe it! Four retired men were playing poker when one fellow lost all of his and his wife’s retirement. He was so stressed he had a heart attack and fell over dead. Concerned over this horrible event, they decided to send one of them to her house with this story. The fellow arrived and addressed the woman.

“Helen, Bob lost a good deal of money in our poker game and is afraid to come home. What should I tell him?”

“The problem with political jokes is they get elected. If God had wanted us to vote....he would have given us candidates!”

The irate woman responded, “Tell the dumbbell to just drop dead!”

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A politician is a feller that will lay down your life for his country. A man walks through the woods and speaks. His wife is not present to hear him. Is he still wrong? The problem with political jokes is they get elected. If God had wanted us to vote….he would have given us candidates! If we got just one tenth of what was promised to us in the “State of the Union speeches," there would be no need for us to go to heaven. That last one was by Ole Will Rogers. If he were only around to sort all this mess out today.

Even though, gentle readers, we are going through troubled waters, I am encouraged that once we get past this election, things will change and maybe, just maybe we can really find some “hope and change”. What do you think?

In closing let me share this. My mom was my hero when I was mere children for the simple reason that she grew up on her daddy’s ranch and was a cowgirl. That little fact put her leaps and bounds above all the other kid’s moms. Miss ya Mom.

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I hope we all get busier this summer than a-one legged bronc rider. Remember that stopping the clock will not save you any time.

Sometimes I wish it would. I’ll c. y’all, all y’all! ❖

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