Chuckle Of The Day – Shirley & Marcy

by Sherry Riter in Chuckle

shirley and marcy chuckle humor

A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son, Timmy, walking to school alone. He didn’t want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence, but yet know that he was safe. So she had an idea of how to handle it. The mother asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn’t notice her. The neighbor said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he knew named Susie. She did this for the whole week.

As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Susie noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally she said to Timmy,”Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?”

Timmy nonchalantly replied, “Yeah, I know who she is.”

The little girl said, “Well, who is she?”

“That’s just Shirley Goodnest,” Timmy replied, “and her daughter, Marcy.”

“Shirley Goodnest? Who is she and why is she following us?”

“Well,” Timmy explained, “every night my Mum makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, ‘cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, ‘Shirley Goodnest (surely goodness) and Marcy (mercy) shall follow me all the days of my life’, so I guess I’ll just have to get used to it!”

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always my friends!



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1 Skip_D September 8, 2012 at 3:34 am

hahahahaha!!! That is Shirley the most Marcy-less chuckle ever! 😀


2 The Redhead Riter September 9, 2012 at 5:22 am

😛 You’re so silly! LOL


3 Susanne September 8, 2012 at 7:46 am

Awwww..that is very sweet!


4 The Redhead Riter September 9, 2012 at 5:22 am

Yeah, totally clean. LOL


5 Joan September 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm

That was such a cute story! And what I liked most about it was that if did not require me spending an hour to comment about it! Now, what should I do with the other 59 minutes that I have left? 🙂


6 The Redhead Riter September 9, 2012 at 5:24 am

LOL You’re such a nut!


7 Jules September 9, 2012 at 4:26 am

Aw, that’s cute. Perfect start to a Sunday morning.


8 The Redhead Riter September 9, 2012 at 5:42 am

I’m glad you enjoyed it! 😀


9 Michael Faber September 9, 2015 at 8:02 pm

This is very cute. I hope to write a devotional book about Psalm 23 this year (2015-2016) may I have permission to include your joke if I properly attribute it to you?


10 Sherry Riter January 18, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Glad you enjoyed it! 😉


11 Tom Davies March 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Just an adorable and genuinely funny joke. It clearly proves your keen wit.


12 Sherry Riter March 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Thank you Tom!!! 🙂


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