Back when I was a kid – the days of Bazooka Joe bubblegum, Dixie Riddle Cups, and Batman and Robin on TV (not cable, just five or six channel TV) – we told a lot of dumb jokes.
I remember one of the classics was, “What’s black, and white, and red all over?” The answer, of course was a newspaper, although an embarrassed skunk, a sunburned zebra, and a communist nun also made the list of possible responses.
When I walked out onto my deck yesterday afternoon, I saw my own answer to the riddle.
Yep…a Chickadee, a Towhee, and a Cardinal…that’s what’s black and white and red all over. I wish a Red-bellied Woodpecker had shown up while I was standing there with my camera; he would have really made the package perfect.
Oh, we also had Smith Corona typewriters when I was a kid. I wish I had saved mine. There was something about punching those keys that a computer keyboard will never replace.