THE VILULA TEA GARDEN was a little tea room in my memories...ladies wearing white gloves and pretty hats; soft and mended old linens on the tables; and heirloom roses in crystal vases....lovely.

April 22, 2009

Fifty Dollars is Fifty Dollars...

Morris and his wife Joanne went to the
state fair every year, and every year Morris
would say,'Joanne, I'd like to ride in that
helicopter.' Joanne always replied, 'I know Morris,
but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, And fifty dollars is fifty dollars' One year Joanne and Morris went to the fair,
and Morris said, 'Joanne, I'm 85 years old. If I
don't ride that helicopter, I might never get
another chance.'
The pilot overheard the couple and said, 'Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both
of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the
entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge
you a penny!
But if you say one word it's fifty dollars.' Morris and Joanne agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers,
but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over
again, But still not a word. When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris
and said, 'By golly, I did everything I could to
get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!' Morris replied, 'Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Joanne fell out, But you know.............. fifty dollars is fifty dollars!'


  1. I laughing until I thought I would cry the first time I read this joke many months ago... its just too funny!!! Thank you for sharing it with us all ;) I enjoyed reading it again :)

  2. well, my mother, Esther, and I have enjoyed this joke for years...she could never find it again on the internet, but if money ever came up, we would laugh and say, "well, you know $5 is $5" or so on...we have got many a laugh out of that...also, my dear H is "tight as Dick's hatband" and 10 cents IS 10 cents to him...we laugh about that, too...teehee

  3. Paula,
    I just read this and laughed so hard I almost "tinkled" my self.. I was laughing so hard I could barely read it to the hubby, who in turn let out such a hard belly laugh he almost spit his dentures across the room ... I have never heard/read that one before.. that was Great! can I share this with my daughter through email??





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