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Father O'Malley's Dead Ass

Father Brendan O’Malley got up one fine spring day and walked to the window of his bedroom, to get a deep breath of the beautiful day outside, and noticed there Dead Jackass on the lawn was a jackass lying dead, in the middle of his front lawn.  He prompt­ly called the local police station.

"Top o’ the day to ye.  This is Sgt. Pat Flaherty.  How might I help ye?"

"And the best of the day te yerself.  This is Father Brendan O’Malley at St. Brigid’s.  There’s a jackass lying dead in me front lawn.  Could ye be sending a couple o’ yer lads over to take care of the matter?"

Sgt. Pat Flaherty considered himself to be quite a wit and said, "Well now father, it was always me impression that you people took care of last rites!"

There was dead silence on the line for a moment and then Father Brendan O’ Malley replied: "Aye, ’tis certainly true, but we are also obliged to notify the next of kin!"

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