Heard over the back fence: Guitar contest at EDH Library

By From page B1 | August 06, 2014

EFFECTIVE SLEEPING PILL: My friend Paul Chafer provided the following quote: “Working most of her life, Grandma finally retired. At her next checkup, the new doctor told her to bring a list of all the medicines that had been prescribed for her. As the young doctor was looking through these, his eyes grew wide as he realized she had a prescription for birth control pills. ‘Mrs. Smith, do you realize these are BIRTH CONTROL pills?’ ‘Yes, they help me sleep at night.’ ‘Mrs. Smith, I assure you there is absolutely NOTHING in these pills that could possibly help you sleep?’ She reached out and patted the young Doctor’s knee. ‘Yes, dear, I know that; but every morning, I grind one up and mix it in the glass of orange juice that my 16 year old granddaughter drinks. . . and believe me, it helps me sleep at night.’”

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Bob Billingsley

Bob Billingsley writes Heard Over the Back Fence three times a week, keeping his pen on the pulse of the community. He also writes a biweekly column called Billingsley's Bullets, in which he uses “sideways” thinking to make your day a little easier to handle.
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