View Full Version : Burial at Sea

04-24-2008, 08:40 AM
Micheal and Jimmy had promised their uncle George, who had been a seafaring man all his life, to bury him at sea when he died.

Of course, in due time, he did pass away and the boys kept their promise.

They set off with Uncle George all stitched up in a burial bag and loaded into their rowboat. After a while Micheal says, 'Do yer tink dis is fer 'nuff out, Jimmy?'

Without a word Jimmy slips over the side only to find himself standing in water up to his knees.

'Dis'll never do, Micheal. Let's row out some more.'

After a bit more rowing Jimmy slips over the side again but the water is only up to his belly, so they row on.

Again Micheal asks Jimmy, 'Do yer tink dis is fer 'nuff out Jimmy?'

Once again Jimmy slips over the side and almost immediately says, 'No dis'll never do.'

The water was only up to his chest.

So on they row and row and row and finally Jimmy slips over the side and disappears. Quite a bit of time goes by and poor Micheal is really getting himself into a state when suddenly Jimmy breaks the surface gasping for breath.

'Well is it deep 'nuff yet, Jimmy?'

'Aye it 'tis be, hand me da shovel.'