Life is full of questions. Many revolve around our personal lives, but others are more universal.

Life is full of questions. Many revolve around our personal lives, but others are more universal.


A friend recently emailed me a list of questions he’d gotten from somewhere in cyberspace. Some I’d never thought about. A few I’ve actually experienced. All caused me to pause and think a bit, not to mention bringing a giggle or two, so I thought I’d share them with you.


What disease did "cured ham" actually have?


How did we put a man on the moon before we decided that wheels on luggage was a good idea?


Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?


Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway.


If the professor on Gilligan’s Island could make a radio out of a coconut, why couldn’t he fix a hole in the boat?


Why didn’t Tarzan have a beard?


Why do toasters have a setting which turns bread into a black, crispy thing nobody will eat?


Why do we press harder on a remote control button when the batteries are dead or dying?


If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?


Why does someone return to the refrigerator every few minutes hoping something new to eat will have miraculously appeared?


How do those dead bugs get into enclosed light fixtures?


In winter, why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer when we complained that it was too hot?


Why do dogs get mad if you blow in their face then stick their head out the open window on a car ride?


When we try to catch something that’s falling off a table, why do we always end up knocking something else off?


If it only takes one match to start a forest fire, why on earth does it take me a whole box of matches and a can of lighter fluid to light my grill?


Happy birthday Thursday to Rodney Hayes of Frisco; Pam Bentley, Shannon Doty Grady, Jim Grokett, Evelyn Hulsey, Archie Hancock, Dakota Clifton, Diana Lupercio, Tommie Cross, Lilly Lucas, Sharris Bullard and Itavia Traylor, all of Sherman; Garry Templeton of Denison; John Howdeshell of Las Vegas, Nevada; Matthew Thomas and Barbara Scholl Stevens, both of Dallas; Kristain Howery of Whitewright; Jerry Cash Romain of Garland; Barbara Kay Powell of Howe; Connie Shaw LeBlanc of Plano.


Happy anniversary Thursday to Robert and Faye Fugett of Anna, 15 years.