HUMOUR     HUMOR

Well, I will, for now, put this here.    This website will not allow me to write a new Category without barging before the first category you see, which is what I need all to see.    I’ll stick it in here for now.    When I get a website, I’ll be able to organize the way I want it.

We do need humor to get away from the depressing abominable deeds being done in the world today.    Over the years, I have heard and thought of some good jokes and humorous stories.    Here is one:

There were two young, healthy men who were walking when they observed a very, very old looking man.     One said “that man looks VERY old”.    The other said  “yeah, I wonder how old that man is”.     They said to one another “yes, we had better find out just how old that old man really is”.     

They stopped and chatted with the gaunt, haggard, unshaven man.    They asked him “what is your formula for long life”?      The gaunt, haggard man said “I drink a bottle of the devil’s juice and visit a woman of ill repute every night”.    The two young men:    “What!”       Old man:    “you heard me right.    I drink a bottle of the devil’s juice and find a woman of ill repute every night”.   The two young men:   “Every night?!”      Old man:    “every night.”      The two young men:   “every night?”       Old man:    “every night.”      The two young men:    “are you sure?”        Old man:     “dead sure.   You heard me right.”     

The two young  men:   “That’s remarkable.    Well, how old are you, any way?”          Old man:   “22”.    

I have a friend who is married to a lady from a different country.    While watching a pro football game, there was a kickoff or punt return and the usual running, blocking and tackling.    His wife said “those guys are playing, but that guy there is sleeping”.   I’ve always loved that one.

Does any one know what happened to Ronda Jeter on the Andy Griffith show in 1963?   She played on The Andy Griffith Show in 1963 and thereafter under a different name when she and Ronnie Howard were teens in shows from 1965 or ’66 through ’68, I believe.    She was approximately nine or ten years old in 1963.    Opie { Ronnie Howard } was nine or nearly nine, as he was born in 1954.    I messaged Ronnie Howard on FB regarding the inability to find anything about Ronda Jeter, but with no reply as of yet.      This was on    Other kids on the show   Many actors who played children are still around. They include Keith Thibodeaux (Johnny Paul Jason), Sheldon Collins (Arnold Bailey), Dennis Rush (Howie Pruitt), Ronda Jeter (Karen Burgess), David Bailey (Trey Bowden), John Reilly (Billy), Ronnie Dapo (Arnold Winkler) and Ron Howard’s real-life brother, Clint Howard, who played the peanut-butter-sandwich-chomping Leon.    But the website does not say how they know Ronda Jeter is still around and where she is now.

On her first appearance ( or one of the first ),  the show starred Opie {Ronnie Howard } had already really liked Karen Burgess { Ronda Jeter }, but Karen did not seem to return the favor.   Opie began talking with Karen saying “Hi Karen.   Did you get the note I sent you in class?”    Karen:   “Yes,  I got it.”     Opie:   ” Just got a haircut.   Floyd said I will shaving soon” (laughter from the audience).   Opie then asked Karen if she wanted to see a real live jail.   Karen said “okay”.  She met Sheriff Andy.  Opie showed Karen the jail where the sheriff “keeps desperate criminals “.  ( laughter from the audience).    Opie then showed Karen where he takes out the trash ( more laughter from the audience).   Then Karen said she had to get to her singing lessons.  

The next scene I believe was at Andy’s house with Andy and Opie.   Opie said.   “Pa, when I’m with Karen, I get a lump in my throat, my knees knock and I shake all over.  Does that my I’m in love?”   Andy answers:   “Either that or you’ve got a bad case of the measles “.   ( Audience laughter )    Opie:   “She sure is pretty, isn’t she, Pa?”     Andy:   “She sure is.  Good night, Op.”

 Later, Thelma Lou { Betty Lynn- still alive;  turned 90 on August 29, 2016 } and Andy  { Andy Griffith played himself on The Andy Griffith Show }  were chatting and Opie was doing handstands and asked Karen “can you do that?”.      Karen said “yes, but I don’t think it would be very ladylike”,   and Karen walked on.    Thelma Lou had come out of the grocery store – the same one that said “10 LB bag potatoes   .29 cents”   This program was made in 1963 –  and had been watching.   Andy told Thelma Lou “Opie really is lovesick”.   Thelma Lou said: “He sure is.  I can help, Andy”.   Thel said to Opie:   “I need a strong man to carry my groceries from inside the store.”   Opie went to get Thel’s groceries without saying a word.   When Opie came out, Thel asked Opie if he would like to help her make some brownies.  Opie said”  “Sure.  I really like them with walnuts.”    Barney ( Don Knotts ) got upset when Thelma Lou broke a meeting to go to the drug store to get a cup of coffee.   Thel said “Oh, I’m sorry, Barney.  I’ve got to break our date.  I’ve got to make some brownies and Opie’s going to help me.”     So Thelma Lou and Opie began walking toward Thelma Lou’s place to make brownies with cashews.     Then the unexpected:   Karen was standing where Opie was when this particular show first came on the air.   She had a little bit of a longing look.     She played the part quite well.   The camera “closed in” on Karen and then closed in a little closer as Karen turned her head and you could see her hair well groomed.

Andy soon told Barney what was going on with Opie.    Barney told Andy to gio Opie advice.  Andy tried to explain to Barney about a nine told.  Barney told A  Barney about  Barney said “if you won’t, I will.    Opie was sitting at the motel steps where he waited for Karen to walk by.  Barney  { or “Barn”, as Andy would call him } sat down with “Op” – he called him “Op” frequently  –  “lost your girl, hmm.  This time, when she comes by, step RIGHT OUT and say ‘here I am, you lucky girl, you!’   Would you like to walk with me?'”   Barney:  “is she coming?”   Op:  “Yes”.   Barney:  “okay, do it.”    Opie said fairly closely what Barney told him to say.   “Sure!”   Barney went in to shock.  The girl was Thelma Lou.   Thel said “would you like to come, Barney?”   Barney stood up and “no thank you!”   So Thel and Opie began walking to Thel’s place.    Barney was flustered. 

Later, Barney called Thelma Lou and Opie answered the telephone!    Barney wanted to get “Thel” to go for a ride ~ may be to the duck pond.   Opie said:  “why do you want to go to duck pond, Barney?  Can’t see the ducks at night.  ( more audience laughter).   Opie:  “he really wants to talk to you”.  Thel:  “you’re doing fine, Opie ”   Barney told Opie to ask her again.   Thel teased and would not come to the telephone.   Barney said “oh forget it!” and hung up the telephone.

Later, Andy talked Opie out of dating Thelma Lou by explaining what grown up ladies like to do – shopping;  deciding whether you liked her in the blue dress with green stripes or the ladies cap brown with polka dots.   “and then you go to see her mother”  { laughter from the audience }.   ” and it’s a real fun time.  It’s a real swell time;  no doubt about it.”     Andy soon peeked out thwwe window and saw  that Karen Burgess  { Ronda Jeter } was waiting outside the sheriff’s office hoping that Opie { Ronnie Howard } would come outside.    Karen had a longing look.  Eventually, Andy got Opie to go outside as Karen was waiting to see if Opie would come out.   Opie went out and asked Karen if she would like to go to the park and then to a cowboy movie.   Karen said “sure”.   Karen and Opie began walking and then Opie got on Karen’s left side as they were next to the street and the street was on Karen’s left.    And that’s the happy ending to the episode.    It is always a happy ending when a boy meets a girl and the girl agrees to go out with him.   Romance never fails to fascinate.   I only saw a very few of the later, “color” episodes of Andy Griffith.    I saw on a couple websites that Ronda Jeter was dancing with Opie {Ronnie Howard }  and she used a different “show ” name.   Does any one know what happened to Ronda Jeter?

But if any one knows where Ronda Jeter is, no one is speaking.   And neither is Ronda, apparently.     My recollections do not always agree with a few of their recollections, but there are pics and they do have some good material up:                                         My answer to a guy on Instagram:   Hi:   Are you able to confirm that Ronda Jeter went to Thousand Oaks, CA, HS?   Was she born in 1953 or 1954?    Where was she living when she appeared on the Andy Griffith Show {TAGS } in April, 1963?   I am not positive about the date, and it is possible that the first show { in Miss Crump’s class } that she was in was PRIOR to “the rivals”.   She may have appeared in the show where Dick Van Dyke’s very clumsy brother was directing school children across the crosswalk.   Not sure if that was prior, either.   Thanks.

Barney was frustrated- deceived himself in to thinking that Opie had stolen his woman.   Barney was flustered in that he felt that he had to crawl back to Thel.  In order to restore some of his wounded pride, he made it appear he was talking to a woman on the telephone and timed it so that Thel would walk in in a matter of seconds.  Then the phone RANG!    Barn was humiliated!   Thel said:  so sorry you have a date.   I was about to ask you if you wanted to go to the duck pond.”   { ha ha ha ha!  He he he he he!   And that was a great ending! }

Andy:  Andy Samuel Griffith ( June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012 )         Opie:   Ronald William “Ron” – Ronny in the intro to every show – Howard  ( March 1, 1954 –        Karen Burgess:   Ronda Jeter ( 1954 ?      Helen Crump:   Aneta Corsaut  ( November 3, 1933 – November 6, 1995 }     Barney Fife:   Don Knotts ( July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006 )            Thelma Lou:   Elizabeth Ann Theresa “Betty” Lynn ( August 29, 1926 –    )       Gomer Pyle:  James Thurston “Jim” Nabors ( June 12, 1930-  ).       Aunt Bee:  Francis Elizabeth Bavier ( December 14, 1902 – December 6. 1989 )        Floyd:  Howard McNear ( January 27, 1905 – January 3, 1969 }      Goober Pyle:  George Smith Lindsey ( December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012 )     Ellie Walker:   Elinor Donahue { April 19, 1937 –  }    Clara Edwards:   Sarah Hope Summers { June 7, 1896 – June 22, 1979 }   Otis Campbell ~ town drunk.  In real life, he never drank { August 24, 1916 – January 28, 1994 }   Leon:   Clint Howard ~ younger brother of Ronny Howard { April 20, 1959 –   }   the mayor of Mayberry:   Parley Baer.   He appeared also on “Ozzie and Harriet in 1952. { August 5, 1914- November 22, 2002 }

But HE  {GOD Almighty, the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF} was wounded for our transgressions;  HE was bruised for our iniquities.  The chastisement of our peace was upon HIM, and with HIS Stripes we are healed.   – Isaiah 53:5

But GOD Commendeth HIS Love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, CHRIST died for us.  Much more then, being now justified by HIS Blood, we shall be saved from Wrath through HIM.    Romans 5:8-9.

Repentance toward GOD, and faith toward our LORD JESUS CHRIST.    – Acts 20:21

Please study Isaiah 53, The Gospel of John, the Book of First John and the Book of Romans.

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of, but the sorrow of the world worketh death.   – 2Corinthians 7:10.

I tell you Nay, but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish  Luke 13:3, 5.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee:  he that heareth MY Word, and believeth on HIM that sent ME, hath everlasting life:  and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life.  John 5:24.

For the wages of sin is death, but the Gift of GOD is eternal Life through JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.   Romans 6:23



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