Italian Cookies

  Pesala 12:24 18 Feb 2003

I received this one in my email this morning, and thought some of you would like to share it. Life is too hard sometimes. I don't know who wrote it so cannot acknowledge the author.

For all Italians out there, or those who are lucky enough to be married to one!

An elderly Italian man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite Italian anisette sprinkle cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and
lifted himself from the bed.

Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled
downstairs. With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven, for there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table; were literally hundreds of his favorite anisette sprinkled cookies.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted Italian wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted, the wondrous taste of the cookie was already in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life. The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife......

"Back off!" she said, "They're for the funeral."

  canard 12:47 18 Feb 2003

Love it!

  Stuartli 12:53 18 Feb 2003

The version I know has homemade steak and kidney pie in place of Italian cookies.

  Pesala 19:42 19 Feb 2003

From: Meneghini Chris - Saipem UK []

  watchful 19:47 19 Feb 2003

Mi piace!

  Stuartli 19:57 19 Feb 2003

I get a joke a day e-mail from in the States - this particular one was sent about six months ago but with the variation I've mentioned.

It might interest you to know that there are only five basic joke formats - I was informed many years ago by one of our top comedians that every joke ever devised is based on one of them .

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