Everybody wants to be a cat, except me
Peggy Cooke
I came across two “wonderful” Halloween jokes that were in my column years ago when I was looking at some Rockdale Reporters from years ago.

You deserve a “groan” today— it’s supposed to be good for your diaphragm!

Q. What do you get when you cross a werewolf with a drip-dry sheet?

A. A wash-and-werewolf.


There are still some of the neatest pumpkins, gourds and other fall-looking things at the Pumpkin Patch at St. John’s United Methodist Church. You will enjoy seeing them even if you don’t buy—and be sure to take the kiddos to be photographed among the pumpkins— makes such a cute picture.

There are pumpkins of all sizes and colors! Have you ever seen a green pumpkin? There are also white ones, dual-colored ones and some of the gourds are especially cute with two or more colors. I bought one that looked like a swan except that I’ve never seen a green and yellow swan.

My grandsons picked out several small ones and they painted them so we have lots of scary Halloween decorations. But the pumpkins and such will last through the Thanksgiving holidays and somebody said they painted them gold or silver (or your choice) and used them as Christmas decor too! Such a deal.

—pc— The grandsons liked this joke the best:

Q. Why do vampires drink blood?

A. Because root beer makes them burp!

Now enjoy your scary Halloween.


My friend Shirley Luetge was bragging on Facebook about making her famous Granny’s Hot Dogs and she brought me the recipe for them!

I think I know some grandsons that will go for these too!

Granny’s Famous Hot Dogs 2 lbs. hamburger meat, lean 20/80 salt garlic pepper more pepper if desired dash of granualated garlic, if desired chili powder 1 lg. onion, finely diced 1 can Rotel, original or hot

Cook above ingredients in as little water as possible without sticking, stirring occasionally. Let simmer until done, especially the onions.

Then add 1 can Wolf brand chili. Mix well and let simmer a bit longer until mixed well. Then drain all liquid off at least 98% of it. (Don’t skip this part or you’ll have soggy hot dogs.)

2 pkg weiners (I like Bar S but have used Oscar Meyer). Slice weiners (crosswise) in about 1/4 inch pieces. Put in sauce pan of water and boil for a few minutes. Drain well, add to hot dog mixture. Mix well.

Serve with the usual, mustard, diced onions, grated cheese, buns, etc.

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