This week’s Illustration Friday challenge word is “cultivate”.
In the nearly thirty years that I have known my father-in-law, he has told me this joke countless times. Whenever a piece of conversation triggers something in his memory that reminds him that this joke would be an appropriate anecdote, he delivers it as though it was the first time anyone has ever heard it. Of course, it is best told in a stereotypical Yiddish accent, which my father-in-law masterfully parrots.
It goes sort of like this:
A teacher calls on a little boy in a classroom and asks him to use the words “commercial” and “cultivate” in a sentence. Herschel, the offspring of Russian Jewish immigrant parents, stands up proudly, clears his throat, and announces to the teacher “Vun day, ven I vas vaiting mit mine mother for de bus und de vind vas blowing und de snow vas blowing, she says to me ‘Come ‘erschel, it’s too cul-ti-vate’ “.
(Say it out loud a few times using the accent. You’ll get it.)
hahahahahaahahahahahahahah…..you are a riot!!!! as is your Father in Law!!!! nice work….love the illo !!! The Mom has some huge ankles!!!!
The colors in this illustration are brilliant! Did you do something different than you normally do? Wow!
Great post and amazing illustration!
I’m a sucker for a good drawing that comes with a story. Good job on both!
Funny…I have known your Father In law for over 50 years (oops…now everyone knows) and I have never heard this. I LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!!
great piece, love the humor here.
well, my accent is likes a wildpig’s roaring. the joke is super, the illo is perfect, made me smiling, laughing. 🙂
haha i got it – but i still said it out loud a few times – great illustration and funny too!
Jozh! You make me laf zo hard zat vater come out nose!
Dear Josh, that was a cute drawing of Bubbie Sadie and little Laybish. That is a story from his Yeshiva days and I have heard it many times over 55 years as well as many others. Ya gotta give him credit for not giving up the old jokes from the old days. So be prepared for many more. Keep laughing???? or grin and bear it…….M-I-L