Ten Dollahs

Stumpy Grinder and his wife Martha were from Portland, Maine.
Every year they went to the Portland Fair, and every year Stumpy
said, “Ya know Mahtha, I’d like ta get a ride in that theah

And every year Martha would say, “I know Stumpy, but that
aihplane ride costs ten dollahs…. And ten dollahs is ten

So Stumpy says, “By Jeebers Mahtha, I’m 71 yeahs old. If I don’t
go this time I may nevah go.” Martha replies “Stumpy, that there
aihplane ride is ten dollahs…and ten dollahs is ten dollahs.”

So the pilot overhears them and says, “Folks, I’ll make you a
deal, I’ll take you both up for a ride. If you can stay quiet
for the entire ride and not say one word, I won’t charge you,
but just one word and it’s ten dollars.”

They agree and up they go…. The pilot does all kinds of twists
and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word is heard. He does it
one more time; still nothing…. So he lands.

He turns to Stumpy as they come to a stop and says, “By golly, I
did everything I could think of to get you to holler out, but
you didn’t.” And Stumpy replies “Well, I was gonna say something
when Mahtha fell out…but ten dollahs is ten dollahs!”

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