Laugh­ter, the Best Medicine

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Contents - BY AISHA ALFA Find Alfa on­line at, or fol­low her on Twit­ter @aishaalfa Send us your orig­i­nal jokes! You could earn $50 and be fea­tured in the mag­a­zine. See page 13 or for de­tails.

My mixed fam­ily looks like a ghost and a shadow made love and I was the re­sult. The Sears fam­ily photo was al­ways a lit­tle tricky for us.

The first few takes and my fa­ther would come out just eyes and teeth in the back­ground. Then they’d ad­just the light­ing and my dad would be beau­ti­fully lit, but my mom looked like an ap­pari­tion.


Paul, lives on a farm near Wyn­yard, Sask. Years back, a group of hun­ters from the United States came up to shoot some birds. Dur­ing their visit, they no­ticed a flatbed of ma­nure nearby. One turned to my fa­ther and said, “Do y’all put ma­nure on your straw­ber­ries?”

My dad smiled, then re­sponded, “I don’t know how you do things where you come from, but up here we put sugar and cream on our berries.”



In­stead of de­sign­ing ro­bots in our im­age, we should de­sign them in a dog’s im­age so they will be loyal good boys that never try to de­stroy us.



A guy in the store on his cell said, “Su­san, I’m in my car and on my way,” so I yelled, “No he’s not!” be­cause no­body lies to Su­san in front of me. @MELVINOFYORK

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