Inside the Mind of Isadora

Pondering from Mabel – Punography


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Mabel says ….

There was a lecture on Friday at the recreation center here at my assisted living facility. It was called ‘How to keep your brain young’.

Can you imagine having a young brain in an old body? I just about fell off my chair when I heard the real nice fella say that.

His name was Howard Hall. He wanted us to call him HH. Did he think we’d forget his name?

He said we could keep our brains from slowly dying. Well, I suppose those weren’t his exact words. It doesn’t matter. He said he wanted us to do things with our brains so we could stay more alert.

It got me to thinkin’ about all those books I used to read when Fred and I lived on the farm.

I could read a book in one night if I wasn’t tired from workin’ on the farm all day.

We didn’t have television or computers then. No, we didn’t.

In fact, some folks didn’t have electricity on their farms.

Nope … just a lantern and the light of the moon.

We’d sit out on the front porch and look up at the moon

while we listened to the crickets playing their nightly song.

People did a lot more talkin’ and I guess a lot more spooning.

I like readin’ the newspaper in the morning with my cup of tea.

I know it has lots of bad news in it but I find some fun things too.

I always like to do the crossword puzzle.

The colorful funnies are good for a laugh or two.

Now, I’ve discovered some word fun is being added from time to time.

Here’s some Punography I read today.


I tried to catch some fog. I mist. ·

When chemists die, they barium.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

 A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

 I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went.Then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.

 I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.

 I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words .

 They told me I had type A blood, but it was a type-O.

This dyslexic man walks into a bra .

 PMS jokes aren’t funny, period.

 I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

A cross-eyed teacher lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils? ·

When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

 What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds.

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

 Broken pencils are pointless.

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .

 I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.

All the toilets in London police stations have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on.

 I took the job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Velcro – what a rip off!

Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.

I hope you had a good laugh. I did.

Comeback and see what else I’m pondering ….. Mabel    💗


***** FICTION: Mabel is a ficticious character I’ve created. Any similarities to anyone living ot otherwise is purely coincidental.

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

26 thoughts on “Pondering from Mabel – Punography

  1. Loved these Isadora especially this one ………Broken pencils are pointless. They are really clever and fun thanks for sharing.


    • You’re so very welcome … I love words and what can be done with them. I am a BIG scrabble enthusiast. Unfortunately, my hubby is getting tired of being the loser. I’m not that good … believe me. I just think he’s not into it. Glad you thought these were fun. You picked my favorite – btw!!!! 😃 😃 😃

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  2. Thanks for the smiles, Issy. I love the one about the loos having been stolen. 😀


  3. Mabel rocks Izzy! Cute post and boy, I LOVE your header. Striking! Hugs, Margie


  4. I absolutely love these puns! 🙂 Thanks for making me smile today!


  5. I finally figured out or read who Mabel is. 🙂 So very funny and enjoyable. Love the puns.
    Need to go back and explore with Mabel more. Young brain in any old body? I’m just thankful for any brain.


    • LOL … Mabel is a voice that lets me say things I would normally not say as I am always insecure about offending.
      She’s a hoot and cute. I have a great many elderly friends – Florida, you know – and I gather some of their innuendos and quirks and weave them into Mabel. I’m happy you like what I do with her.😊


  6. Fantastic, Issy ~ Mabel could do stand~up comedy. That’s if she can stand up! 😉


    • hahaha … Mabel has a little arthritis in her knees and back. She would love to do stand-up but would probably do chair-up comedy instead. I’m so pleased you enjoy my little vignettes, Jacqueline. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 😊


  7. Mabel’s on the ball as always!

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  8. I don’t know Izzy. I think PMS jokes are funny, now that I’m too old to suffer from PMS anymore. Everything is relative, and things are always funnier when someone else is the brunt of the joke. Fun Post. Thanks for the smiles. 😉


    • Every stage of life has its sense of humor. I live in Florida where there are a great number of seniors. I draw my Mabel posts from the interaction with these elderly friends and daily observations. Gosh … could Mabel talk about her past PMS !!! Thanks for the thoughts on that. She may have to go into her vault and bring them out. LOLOL 😃 😃 😃


  9. I will share some of these at work tomorrow! Thanks!


  10. What a break!!!! Thank you for the laughs, my dear Isadora [well, you know I’m an old fan of Mabel’s!] 🙂

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  11. You really had me smiling today, Izzy! Thanks for sharing.


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