Confucius say woman who fly upside down in airplane crack up.
Maybe it was "she crack up" or "her crack up." The old joke popped in my head as I was walking to or home from the library yesterday (2/29/12). It keeps making a comeback in my head. There is no particular voice attached to it; maybe appears in my normal thinking voice. Flashback to 1965? More or less.
I did not get the joke when I heard it; everyone laughs, so I laugh too, like I always did even when I did not get a joke, which was almost always. I seldom remember jokes; maybe I remember that one because I puzzled over it for a long time. Sixteen or seventeen, younger or a little bit older, I was too embarrassed to say: I don't get it.
The speaker was my brother's girlfriend. She was full of Confucius say jokes; always smiling; happy-go-lucky girl. Petite pretty or cute blonde. My brother did not seem her type of guy at all. She was a grade lower than me and two years below him. I do not remember her being in with the in-crowd, but thought her very cool. Do not remember my brother dating any other girl before her. They used to fall asleep talking on the telephone. My father had a fit about that ~ sleeping with phone off the hook ~ listening to each other breathe?
Never know where a blog post is going to take me. My pre-typing, in-the-head, was about my brothers ~ specifically about Richard. Now my mind remembers my father ripping the telephone out of the wall. Back then telephones were permanently attached to the wall. No clip-in wires. I kept paying the phone bill for months afterwards even though I had no service because I was too ashamed or embarrassed to call the phone company.
Is that why Confucius say keeps replaying in my head ~ to send my mind back to the mid/late 1960s, scenes from the past that I have not thought about in years?