Weekly Update

Hello one and all! As we navigate these uncertain times, a little humor can go a long way. With apologies for the following, I hope it might cheer you up today. The jokes are taken from early Oliver Ames High School yearbooks (month and year noted).

Stay well,


OA Yearbook Jokes

April, 1916

He (at the gate): “Can’t I come in?”

She (shaking her head): “You’d want to sit in the hammock with me if you did.”

He: “Really I won’t.”

She: “Then what’s the use?”

November, 1923

Teacher: “Give an example of breaking a minor law to keep a higher one.”

Student: “An autoist coasting down a hill at a greater speed than allowed by the speed limit. If he stops, he will break the law of gravity.”

Boys are like Fords – always skipping!

December, 1923

Teacher: “There is a poll tax, income tax, and war tax. Can anyone name any more?”

Student: “Thumb tacks.”

Math teacher: “Now, Mr. Holmes, I want you to put some good time in on these examples.”

Student: “What do you call a good time?”


Frank T. Meninno

Curator, Easton Historical Society and Museum 508-238-7774

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