Ken always struggled with jokes. Although he got the gist of the humor, he got lost in the sequence or the details. Once I arrived on the scene, he practiced on me until he could get the sequence and details. But many who knew him well just laughed at his joy in the telling – right or not.
My favorite story, which resurfaced recently was from a friend. Her husband Ron told Ken one of those dreadful jokes “What do you call a cow with no legs?” Answer “Ground beef.”
About a week later Ken phoned Ron and the conversation went as follows:
“Ron, that joke you told me isn’t making people laugh.”
“What’s that, Ken”
And Ken replied, “The one about what you call the cow with no legs – HAMBURGER!”