Grandkids surprise us with their words: “Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no children of their own. They like other peoples’ kids.” “They wear glasses and funny underwear.” “Grandmothers are usually fat but not too fat to tie up your shoelaces.” Last week our 4-year-old granddaughter said, “Mommy, I pray to God…

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I grew up in the home of a bookstore manager. You couldn’t walk four steps without stubbing your toe on something from Charles Spurgeon, Mark Twain or William Aloysius Keane—better known as Bil Keane, the creator of Family Circus, the cartoon that appeared each day in our newspaper. I liked Jeffy best. He seemed to…

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A 4-year-old asked his dad if they could get a kitten. Dad said, “No, I’m allergic to cats. We can’t be in the same house.” The 4-year-old thought about that and said, “Dad…you could sleep outside.” Ah, kids. Art Linkletter once asked a boy what he wanted to be when he grew up. The boy…

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Whoever said, “May you live in interesting times” certainly got his wish. Thanks to the Coronavirus peace and comfort seem in shorter supply than toilet paper these days. As I write, Ramona and I are self-quarantined and getting along well, I’m happy to report. A minute ago I said, “Honey, you’ve always been there for…

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In the Middle of the Mess - Phil Callaway | Laugh Again

Whoever said, “May you live in interesting times,” got his wish. It’s been quite a time, hasn’t it? My wife and I have been in a self-imposed quarantine which seems to have stretched on for almost a year. We’re down to 379 rolls of toilet paper. It’s tearable. Pardon the ill-placed pun. Today I said, “Hey, look…

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Winnie the Pooh said, “My spelling is wobbly; it’s good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places. Teachers encounter letters in wrong places on tests and assignments. Here are seven classics from kids. “I didn’t get to sleep much all night because next doors dog was baking.” Well, that kid…

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Laugh Again's 1000th Birthday!

Well, congratulations to us: We just recorded our 1,000th episode of Laugh Again. When we began dreaming of producing a program that would bring a shot of hope to homes across this country, we were told it couldn’t be done. “It’ll get lost in the plethora of alternatives”, they said. But we went for it…

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If you’ve heard a child pray, you know that God must smile. A little girl prayed, “Dear God, I need You to make my mom not allergic to cats. I really want a cat and I really don’t want to ask my mom to move out.” A 5-year-old prayed, “Dear God, I hope my dog is…

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What are you excited about today? What bounced you out of bed this morning? Was it one of the kids? Ours used to bounce us out of bed Christmas morning at 4 am. I’d say, “Hey! Go back to bed. It’s October.” We can all use an injection of enthusiasm now and then. So, I…

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