Laughter they say is the best medicine. We need to not take ourselves so seriously and learn to laugh at our shortcomings and mistakes. I can do this sometimes, but I still work at doing this especially taking myself too seriously.

My memory savors the laughter of others. My Uncle Don had the most wonderful laugh, it shook his whole being when he told a good story. He certainly had a wonderful laugh to go with the storytelling. I loved to hear him laugh.

Me and my Uncle Don

Uncle Don lookin’ for a cookie

My friend on the Railroad that is gone now Bill A. had a fabulous laugh too. I can remember one morning on the train after we had been up all night going to Glasgow I told him some stupid joke. He laughed and laughed from his feet to his bald head. He finally fell on the floor of the locomotive from laughing so hard. A beautiful memory.

My Sister Arla has a most beautiful laugh. She can really light up a room with her laugh. Good thing she still around so I can hear it now and then.

How I miss the laughter of friends that have passed on. My good friend Georgie B. had the best laugh. It went hehehe he hehehe. He could really tell a tale and you had to laugh as it was such a great thing to hear him enjoying life so much.

My good friend Georgie B.

Did you ever notice the people we love to be around are the ones that laugh at our jokes and stories, and the ones that make us laugh. Laughter maybe isn’t a cure all, but I think it’s damn close.

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  1. Elena Jarman says:

    Thank you Russ! My Dads laughter was very infectious. His eyes always twinkled like blue diamonds in the light of his soul as he shared his love of life with others. Its one of the parts of him I carry with and pass on to others, I love to share laughter! Thank you for all the laughs you have shared with me!

  2. Deb VanDeRiet says:

    Russ, You are so special! My favorite time to listen to dad laugh is when the grandkids would all be around and he would start playing music on his nose and they all would be in awe, but when they started playing with him they would just giggle and he’d giggle right along with them! Thanks for making me smile!

  3. Delonna Malone says:

    Remember Finn Hanson’s laugh. His I’ll never forget

  4. Larry Connor says:

    Russ loved your Uncles laugh but I thought I had the best laugh. Now I got to buy the book…lmao…God Bless You and keep you my friend.

  5. Slim says:

    Yes Delonna I remember Finn’s laugh, it was one of a kind.. I especially enjoy the laughter of children, it is one of the pure joys of life.

  6. Michelle says:

    I love this! Laughter truly IS the best medicine.!! ♡

  7. Madeline Stewart says:

    Earl Donoven’s laugh was incredible and so genuine. Sure miss that wonderful man in our community.

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