Meadowlark sent this one to me. I had never heard it, and thought some of you would get a kick out of it.
A Montana rancher got in his pickup and drove to a neighboring ranchand knocked on the door. A young boy, about 9, opened the door.
'Is yer Dad home?' the rancher asked.
'No sir, he ain't,' the boy replied. 'He went into town.
'Well,' said the rancher, 'Is yer Mom here?'
'No, sir, she ain't here neither. She went into town with Dad.'
'How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?'
'He went with Mom and Dad.'
The rancher stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot tothe other and mumbling to himself.
'Is there anything I can do fer ya?' the boy asked politely.'I know where all the tools are, if you want to borry one. Or maybe I could take a message fer Dad.'
'Well,' said the rancher uncomfortably, 'I really wanted to talk toyer Dad. It's about your brother Howard getting my daughter, PearlyMae, pregnant.'
The boy considered for a moment. 'You would have to talk to Pa about that', he finally conceded. 'If it helps you any, I know that Pa charges $500 for the bull and $50 for the hog, but I really don't know how much he gets fer Howard.'
HA! Now I know what to say if I end up in this situation with one of my boys