Riddle Me This

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.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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7 Responses to Riddle Me This

  1. Perfect answer to your riddle! Nice photos Kathy.

  2. Thanks so much, and I will confess right here that I always thought the “sunburned zebra” was a much better answer to the black/white/red riddle. 😉 (and I will add to your memory-lane list: the Slinky and the Etch-a-Sketch!)

  3. kathydoremus says:

    Oh yes, I loved my slinky, but I was terrible with an etch a sketch!

  4. Yes, a Red-bellied Woodpecker would have been perfect! 😉 I also recall those typewriters and all the noises they made – do kids nowadays even know what a typewriter is (was)?!

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