The Good Napkins
This is too good to not share. I think
we are the last generation to
know what 'napkins' are. THE GOOD NAPKINS ... Ahhhhh
The joys of having Girls. My mother taught me to read when I was four years
old (her first mistake). One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of
the cabinet doors was ajar. I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my
mother why she was keeping ''napkins' in the bathroom. Didn't they belong in
Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were
for 'special occasions' (her second mistake).
Now fast forward a few months...It's Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are
leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner. Mom had assignments for
all of us while they were gone. Mine was to set the table (her third
When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into
laughter. Next came his wife, who gasped, then, began giggling. Next came
my father, who roared with laughter. Then came Mom, who almost died of
embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a 'special
occasion' Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on
top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge!!
My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the
other adults into further fits of laughter.
'But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!'
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laugh. It is not mine. If anyone knows where the story is from drop
me a note on my contact page. This is just too funny not to share.