Inside the Mind of Isadora

Pondering from Mabel – Why did the Chicken cross the Road?



You can’t miss seeing Spring here at my assisted living home. The gardeners have
been out there planting lots of flowers and hosta ground cover to showcase a picture
perfect painting of Spring.

Recently, the farmer’s market has been coming to our facility
every Thursday. I look forward to it. I can get fresh fruits and vegetables. When Fred and I
lived on the farm, we never had to buy much. Whatever we didn’t grow our neighbors grew.
We shared the fruits of our labors. Our chickens produced the biggest and best tasting eggs.
Fred was big on breakfast. Everyday, he’d have 4 eggs and a big slice of fresh ham. He loved
to soak up my homemade gravy with biscuits. If there wasn’t a biscuit on his plate he knew
I was sick.It was healthier eatin’ then.

Some of the students over at the Trade School have been coming to our
facility on Wednesday’s to give us free hairstyles. Bless their hearts for doing that.
The teacher says we’re helpin’ them to perfect their skill. Of course, we always give them
a little something for their good work.

Now, who doesn’t like to get dolled up?

They gave Mary Lou Cho a cute little bob cut. Her hair is real shiny and moves as she walks.
She’s a tiny little thing. It fits her real well. They gave Audra Bodinet a perm of curls.
Her grey hair is as fluffy as a cotton ball. It looks real pretty and suits her well.Now me,
I’ve been wearing my hair in an upswept bun for years.I wasn’t about to change that. But, this charmin’ young gal made my traditional hairstyle look real modern by the time she was done.

My friends and I decided we’d add lunch to our afternoon. This way we’d be able to show offer
new hairstyles. We got to talkin’ about the farmer’s market and how much we enjoy the fresh
tastin’ foods. When I mentioned our fresh eggs at the farm Audra wanted to know if we could
remember some of those ‘Why did the chicken cross the road jokes?

We did …. here are some of them.


Why did the chicken cross the road?

Chicken - Walking

 The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE!   The chicken wanted CHANGE!

 My friends that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road!

 When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure — right from Day One! — that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me …..

Chicken walking - 2

 The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on ‘THIS’ side of the road before it goes after the problem on the ‘OTHER SIDE’ of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he’s acting by not taking on his ‘CURRENT’ problems before adding ‘NEW’ problems.

 Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

Chicken walking - 3

We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road…

We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

 Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

Chicken walking - Safe sign

 That chicken crossed the road because he’s GUILTY! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

 To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

 No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

 Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.

To die in the rain. Alone.

Chicken walking - thumbs up

Isn’t that interwesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, forw the firwst time, the heart warming storwy of how it experienced a serwious case of mowlting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dweam of cwossing the woad.

 It is the nature of chickens to cross the road. Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

Chicken walking - goofey - 4

I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new platform is much more stable and will never cra…#@*&^(C% ………reboot.

 Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?


: I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

 I invented the chicken!


I hope you had another FUN visit with me today.
Ya’ll come back and visit to see what else I’m pondering.
Live Live, Mabel

I don’t want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything,
but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

  ***** Mabel is a character I’ve developed for the purpose of writing about life with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor from a seniors citizens point of view.   

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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.

30 thoughts on “Pondering from Mabel – Why did the Chicken cross the Road?

  1. Reblogged this on Susanspetblog and commented:
    This is so funny and because it is about chicken crossing the road, it qualifies for a reblog on Susanspetblog. Get some good belly laughs today!

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  2. I found this as I was looking for your other post. This had me ROFL. Such good laughs and spot on. I will reblog if you don’t mind. 🙂

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  3. EXCELLENT! I need this Good belly laugh You made my day. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  4. Oh gosh, Izzy, these were funny. I don’t which ones were the best…they were all so good! Had lots of laughs with this post, that’s for sure!! 🙂

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  5. Gosh Issy, Mr Hemingway’s glass is half empty isn’t it? 🙂

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  6. I didn’t realise the chicken had so many choices,, brill post Izzy. 😉

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  7. Isadora I love Mabel, I am writing a novel about a young kids perspective of living in a retirement village and he discovers the clients are dying but suspects not of natural causes. I listen to my mother and her friends when they are talking and really enjoy some of the stories. I want to show the young that their grandparents use to be young once too and some are still young at heart. They also have amazing life skills to share. Mabel and this piece is written so well are you writing a novel about her? I think you should, there is a huge market for books for the older citizens, my Mum is eighty and she loves reading books with characters like Mabel. Thanks for sharing it and of course the chicken jokes.

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    • When I first moved to Florida the little town I live in was a mecca for the elderly. I became friends with many.
      They have knowledge and experience that younger people take for granted. They are lonely, too. Their family
      lives far away and, sometimes, forget them. Their friends pass away and they’re left isolated. 😥
      I have a great many stories jotted down to create a book in the future. For now, I am perfecting my writing skills and hope to be able to put pen to paper these feelings of seniors. Thanks for the wonderful compliment. 😎 ❤

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  8. Absolutely brilliant. Mabel, you are a genius!!!! 🙂

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  9. I enjoyed this post, really appreciate your style of writing… and you can still fit into your earrings from high school? That’s so cool! 🙂 🙂

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  10. Please keep reading — the chicken joke is in there!! Very funny too!


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