Monday, August 3

The stateliest building man can raise is the ivy's food at last.

Charles Dickens, novelist (1812-1870)


A man and his wife, moved back home to WV, from Ohio.
The husband had a wooden leg, and to insure it back in Ohio
cost them $2000. per year !

When they arrived in WV, they went to an insurance agency to
see how much it would cost to insure his wooden leg.

The agent looked it up on the computer and said: '$39.'

The husband was shocked and asked why it was so cheap here in
WV to insure it because it cost him $2000 in Ohio !

The insurance agent turned his computer screen to the couple
and said, 'Well, here it is on the screen, it says:
Any wooden structure, with a sprinkler system above it,
is $39...

You just have to know how to describe it.



Fran aka Redondowriter said...

That is so funny, Judy.

Grannymar said...

I love this one!

I had a grandfather with a real wooden leg. He died in 1922. My late husband always referred to the war injury in his leg from WW11, as his wooden leg. It was a source of amusement for us all the time.

Paul Nichols said...

That's a good one.

Stephen Wright tells about the time he saw a man with a wooden leg--and a real foot.

Greta said...

Having been born and raised in WVA, I love West Virginia jokes.

kenju said...

Greta, I can't find an email for you, and I can't comment on your blog because of the way comments are set up. Where in WV are you from? I'm from Charleston.

utenzi said...

Oddly enough, my main thought is why would they be willing to pay $2,000 a year to insure a wooden leg?!

PI said...

Ignorance is NOT bliss. I'm trying to work out WV.
Ah thanks Greta. the nearest I got was West Vermont.

tiff said...


Nancy said...

I love Paul's remark about Stephen Wright.

Reminds me of the time a rude woman asked me if I was wearing a wig.

I said, "Yes, I AM wearing a wig. Tugging on my hair I said," This is my real hair, I wear the wig underneath."

That sent her away shaking her head..

kenju said...

Nancy, that reminds me of the time a woman asked me when my baby was due - and I wasn't pregnant. lol I think she wanted the floor to swallow her when I said I wasn't.

rosemary said...

good one.....however....i wood get one made of some other material....could call it a pole.

Darlene said...

it's all in the definition. Now how can I define insuring my home so I can get a cheaper rate? Any suggesstions?

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Funny stuff!

Jamie Dawn said...

Ha, ha... you just need to know how to outsmart them.