Saturday, December 4, 2021

Dad Joke Book bringing the laughs this Father’s Day

I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do it’s because I missed my exit!

It’s just one of the Dad jokes fondly surrendered by fathers from Serenitas over 50s lifestyle communities across Australia to produce a special Book of Dad Jokes just in time for Father’s Day on Sunday.

Each of the homeowners submitted their best – or if we’re being honest, often their worst – jokes to become part of the book that will be gifted to their families this Father’s Day.

With many unable to visit with their families this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, they say it’s one way to stay connected and share a laugh on the special day.

David Pinnell, 69, from Serenitas The Outlook at Albany, says he’s felt the effects of COVID lockdowns firsthand.

“My daughter Esther lives in Perth. In February she gave birth to the very special Hannah Thorp. My wife and I were so excited to drive up for the birth of Hannah but of course, that’s when COVID hit, and Perth went into lockdown,” he says.

“You would never think that something so normal like going into the hospital to meet your granddaughter for the first time would be a problem. We had to wait three days until baby Hannah came out of the hospital to meet them in the car park and drive home together.” 

Even the simple activity of meeting up on Father’s Day will be difficult this year, so David will be using his phone to Facetime with his daughter and little Hannah to read her a couple of jokes from the Father’s Day Joke Book! 

Ron Watt, 74, another homeowner at The Outlook at Albany has five children scattered around Australia and eight grandkids.

He says Facetime is key to staying in touch, so too email to share photos, and using meeting apps like ZOOM to be able to see the grandkids grow up now that travelling between states is no longer an option.

“Access to mobile devices and a good attitude still allows us to connect for Father’s Day and to share some jokes to keep up morale!”

In the meantime, here’s some of the best offerings from the residents’ Dad Joke Book – well done gentlemen!

I love eye jokes – the cornea the better.

(submitted by Luke Bristow, RV Homebase Village Care maintenance team)

Whenever I try to eat healthy, a chocolate bar looks at me and Snickers.

(submitted by Kevin Richardson, The Outlook at Albany)

In an attempt to cook dinner the other night, I burnt my Hawaiian Pizza. I should have cooked in on ALOHA temperature.

(submitted by Denham Carlyon, Tuart Lakes Lifestyle Village manager)

What do you call a belt made of watches? A waist of time.

(submitted by Kevin Richardson, The Outlook at Albany).

Did you hear about the two baked beans that hitched a ride around Australia? They ended up in Cairns.

(submitted by Bill Michaelson, RV Homebase).

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

(submitted by Larry Ayoub, Bridgewater Lifestyle Village).

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