A few more words…..

I’m finishing a week bereft of words from me with a joke.
It’s the least I can do on Fun Friday 🙂

The 98yr old Mother Superior from Ireland was dying, so the nuns had gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable

They offered her some warm milk to drink but she refused

Then one of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen and remembered a bottle of Irish whiskey received as a gift the previous Christmas.  Carefully opening it she poured a generous amount into the warm milk.

Back at Mother Superior’s bedside she held the glass to her lips

Mother Superior drank a little, then a little more, and before they knew it she had drunk the whole glass right down to the last little drop

‘Mother Superior’, the nuns asked with earnest, ‘please give us some words of wisdom before you die’

She raised herself up in the bed and with a pious look on her face, said,

‘Don’t sell that cow!’

I think my mother would have enjoyed this joke – herself being Irish and liking a drop. In fact in my mind I can hear those same words coming out of her mouth 🙂
I wonder if the nursing staff would have turned a blind eye if family had offered her the same during her last stay in hospital?

8 thoughts on “A few more words…..

  1. My sister and I sneaked in a small bottle of whiskey when my dad was recovering from a stroke. Nurses had said he wasn’t drinking, and needed to. First tiny sip: bingo! Made us laugh a lot, later on. But it worked! 🙂


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