One day, Grandmother and Little Billy, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws.
“You’ve got so many freckles, there’s no place to paint!” a girl in the line said to Little Billy
Embarrassed, Billy dropped his head. His grandmother knelt down next to him. “I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always wanted freckles,”
she said while tracing her finger across the child’s cheek. “Freckles are beautiful.”
Billy looked up, “Really?”
“Of course,” said the grandmother. “Why just name me one thing that’s prettier than freckles.”
Billy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma’s face, and softly whispered, “Wrinkles.”
A wealthy man dies and leaves ten million dollars
A 6th-grade teacher posed the following problem to one of her arithmetic classes:
“A wealthy man dies and leaves ten million dollars.
One-fifth is to go to his wife, one-fifth is to go to his son, one-sixth to his butler, and the rest to charity.
Now, what does each get?”
After a very long silence in the classroom, one little boy raised his hand.
With complete sincerity in his voice, answered, “A lawyer!”