Fun ’n Friendsy

by Mary Ellen Jolley

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    How’s the little boy who swallowed the quarter? No change yet.

    What is gray and has four legs, big ears, and a trunk? A mouse going on vacation.

    What doesn’t ask questions, but must be answered? A telephone.

    Match the Meaning

    See if you can match the following boys’ and girls’ names with their meanings.

    1. Dennis

    wise protection

    2. Andrew


    3. Raymond


    4. Thomas

    bold as a bear

    5. Bernard

    gift of the Lord

    6. Matthew

    strong willed

    7. Joel


    8. Eric

    good company

    9. Amy


    10. Dorothy

    greatly loved

    11. Lucile

    God’s gift

    12. Eve

    winsomely lovely

    13. Colleen

    giver of life

    14. Mary


    15. Joyce



    (1) worshiper, (2) manly, (3) wise protection, (4) good company, (5) bold as a bear, (6) gift of the Lord, (7) strong willed, (8) princely, (9) greatly loved, (10) God’s gift, (11) shining, (12) giver of life, (13) darling, (14) sympathetic, (15) winsomely lovely.

    R Is for Riddles

    How do you make gold soup? Add fourteen carrots.

    What do you get if you cross a carrier pigeon with a woodpecker? A messenger that knocks.

    What is a pickle? A cucumber in a sour mood.

    What did one hot dog say to another hot dog? “Hi, Frank!”

    What did one candle say to the other? “Birthday parties really burn me up.”

    What did the adding machine say to the clerk? “You can count on me.”

    What did one arithmetic book say to the other? “I’ve got problems.”

    Why was the little cannibaal expelled from school? For buttering up the teacher.