Since today is looking to be a grey, rainy day, we thought it
time to share some Iowa humor we found online. Not sure of the
original author so we hope they don’t mind.
Letter to son from Iowa mom
I’m writing this real slow cause I know you can’t read very
We don’t live where we did when you left. Your daddy read in
the paper that most accidents happen within 20 minutes of
home, so we moved.
I won’t be able to send you the address because the last Iowa
family that lived here took the numbers off the house with
them for their next house so they wouldn’t have to change
This place has a washing machine. The first day I put your
shirts in, pulled the chain, and I ain’t seen ’em since.
It only rained twice this week. Three days the first time
and four days the second time.
You know that coat you wanted me to send you? Well, Aunt
Hilda said it would be too heavy to send in the mail with the
buttons on it so we cut them off and put them in the pocket.
We got a letter from the funeral home. They said if we don’t
make the last payment on Grandma’s funeral bill, up she comes.
Your sister had a baby this morning. I ain’t heard if it’s a
boy or a girl, so I don’t know if you’re an uncle or an aunt.
Your Uncle John fell in the whiskey vat. Some men tried to
pull him out, but he fought them off, so he drowned. We
cremated him and he burned for three days.
Three of your friends went off the bridge in a pick-up. One
was driving, the other two was in the back. The driver got
out. He rolled the window down and swam to safety. The other
two drowned. They couldn’t get the tailgate down.
Comments are always welcome.