Hand Picked Vegetable Jokes

These a-peeled to me!

  • Why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their red radisheseyes peeled!
  • What do you call a stolen yam? A hot potato!
  • What did one pickle say to the other? You mean a great dill to me!
  • Which is the most loving vegetable? Lettuce.Because it’s all heart!
  • What did the carrot say to the spinach?  Lettuce rest, I’m feeling beet!
  • What vegetable can tie your stomach in knots? String beans! 
  • What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.
  • How do you fix a broken tomato? Tomato paste!
  • Why did corn go on a diet? He was feeling husky!
  • What was green and a great trick shooter?Annie Okra!
  • Which vegetables are forbidden on cruise ships? Leeks!

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4th of July Quotes!

  • We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we statue of liberty ellis islandpractice it.  William Faulkner
  • There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.  William J. Clinton
  • How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. Paul Sweeney
  • Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln

  • Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.  Albert Camus

  • In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  Erma Bombeck

Mirth in a Box wishes you all a wonderful 4th of July! Mirth in a Box offers you the freedom to chose what goes in to your camper’s care package! Make and send one today!

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The Star Spangled Banner: 8 Innovative Interpretations

American flag over nycHow many people have sung “The Star Spangled Banner” since it  was was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key? Millions, maybe billions. Ask any group of people to list memorable renditions of our national anthem and I bet a few of these will top most lists:

Let’s have a few men!

  • Stephen Tyler No comment.
  • Meat Loaf Not what I expected. I like it!jose feliciano
  • Raye Charles Probably my favorite male version.
  • Jose Feliciano When Jose first sang this before game 5 of 1968 World Series, it caused a huge uproar. Huge! Do read this article from the Society for American Baseball Research, “Jose Feliciano Lights Tigers Fire”.  It is hard to believe it was over 150 years before someone added a little flare to this well-loved, but well-worn classic.

Who do you think sang “The Star Spangled Banner” the best?

Happy Fourth of July!

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Help! My Grandkids Went to Summer Camp!

mini notebooksDo your grand kids spend the summer at sleep away camp? How can a grandparent stay in touch? Most camps ban computers and smart phones (Hallelujah!). Letters, postcards and care packages are the preferred methods of communication! Phew! No more texting!

Need a few ideas on how to make your missives special? Try some of these and let us know how it works for you:

  1. Try creating a rebus! Rebuses are when you use a picture to replace a word. For rebusexample, you might draw a picture of an eye, instead of using the letter I. Funny stuff even if you can’t draw. Be sure to include the answer!
  2. Send a funny postcard!
  3. Short jokes and riddles are always appreciated! My blog, MirthinaBlog.com has lots of short, silly jokes such as,” What do you call a rowdy sheep? Rambunctious!”. Groan!
  4. Send a crossword puzzle, word search or word scramble. Just one in each letter!cats cradle instruction book
  5. Send a card game that your grandchild will be able to play with you when he or she gets home. Truly win/win!
  6. Send a small care package (we can help you out with those!). Fill it with games, puzzles, origami papers, maybe a Cat’s Cradle book or embroidery floss to make friendship bracelets.
  7. Do remember that 99.9% of camps do not what any food sent to their camps, so skip the cookies!
  8. Include a self-addressed stamped colored pencilsenvelope. Seems pathetic, but make it easy for your grandchild to write back.
  9. Send a disposable camera! Yes. No cell phones allowed, remember? And few kids will take an expensive camera to camp.
  10.  Send a sketchbook and colored pencils or a journal and pen! Be sure to oh and ah at the artwork at the end of the summer.

What do you send to your grand kids when they are at camp?

Mirth in a Box sells fun and unusual premade camp care packages. Want to create your own care package? We can help you do that too!


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These Knock Knock Jokes Will Knock Your Socks Off!

small door at italian villaOr not! Here’s a few knock knock jokes that I have not heard before:

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
Noah who?
Noah good place we can eat?

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
Spell who?
W H O!

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
Yah who?Green Door
Wow! So glad you are excited to see me!

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
Cook who?
Who are you calling cuckoo?

Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
Wire who?
Wire you asking?

Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
The doorbell repairman! Open up knucklehead!

Mirth in a Box has a wide selection of care packages that really will knock your socks off! Want more Knock Knock Jokes? Mirth in a Blog has quite a few(use the search function). Try last year’s “Knock Knock! Who’s There? Madam. Madam Who?”

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Childhood Quotes

The long, warm days of summer remind me of my childhood-and I had a blast! What girl with garden hosetriggers your childhood memories?

    • If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. Tom Stoppard
    • It is never too late to have a happy childhood. Tom Robbins
    • The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give. Ellen Glasgow
    • I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted — stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container. Bill Bryson
    • There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. Marcel Proust


  • Childhood is a short season. Helen Hayes
  • The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard food came out of his nocse. Garrison Keillor
  • Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes. Malcolm de Chazal
  • When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.  Sam Ewing

Why not send your favorite child a care package? Mirth in a Box celebrates childhood with thoughtful packs filled with kids’ favorite toys and games. We’ve got lots to choose from!
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Have A Happy Camper: Include These Favorites in Your Camp Care Package

Almost half of the camp care packages that Mirth in a Box sends out are Four In a Rowcustomized by the parents of campers. These were some of the most popular items from the 2014 camp season:

Whoopie cushion great gag gift Mirth in a BoxHuh! I was certainly surprised by the popularity of the high bounce sponge balls and the embroidery floss. My kids were more likely to get excited by a card game or the whoopee cushion.

This year we’ve added a few new items such as sketch books and paracord bracelet kits.paracord bracelet kit

Tell me, tell me! What do you include in your children’s camp care packages?

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Claw-ful Cat Jokes

My dog told me these jokes.cat catching mouse

  • What do you get if you cross a hungry cat and a canary? 
A cat that isn’t hungry any more!
  • How do cats end a fight?
 They hiss and make up!
  • Why don’t cats play poker in the jungle?
 Too many cheetahs!
  • Is it bad luck if a black cat follows you?
 That depends on whether you’re a man or a mouse!
  • What do people in Canada call little cats?
  • Why was the black cat so small? 
Because it only drank condensed milk!
  • Which animals are the best pets?
 Cats, because they are purr-fect!
  • What is a French cat’s favorite pudding? 
Chocolate mouse!

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Quotes About Fathers For Fathers

Hey! Don’t forget it is Fathers’ Day this weekend! small__4898802396

  • Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. Albanian Proverb
  • Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. Ruth E. Renkel
  • My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. Quentin Crisp
  • When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. The Talmud
  • The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. Romanian Proverb
  • My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne. Hank father and sinWilliams, Jr.
  • Most of my relatives are police marksmen, apart from my grandad who was a bank robber. He died recently, surrounded by his family. Milton Jones
  • The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat. Robert Frost
  • Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow. Reed Markham

Mirth in a Box sells great gifts and care packages for fathers, mothers, and children!!! Right now we are gearing up for camp season. Check out our wonderful camp care packages!

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Camp Care Packages: Get It Right the First Time!

Are you sending off your first camp care package? Read these simple happy camperstips to make sure your package is well received by both the camper and the camp!

  1. Double and triple check the camp’s address! Many camps have both winter and summer addresses. Remember that the UPS and FedEx address may be different from the USPS address. As someone who mails camp care packages to a variety of camps, I suggest using USPS Priority Mail for your letters and your packages. A recent restructuring has made the post office our #1 choice for sending packages.
  2. Many camps will want you to include your camper’s bunk or sinking canoecabin on the address label. Easy to do and the camp will appreciate it!
  3.  Plan an extra day or two for delivery within the camp! The camp may pick up the mail in the afternoon and not deliver to the campers until the following day. Oftentimes the camp will open the packages to check for contraband (really!). That could also add a day.
  4. Read the camp’s care package policy carefully! More and Frisbee, Velcro Catch game, nerd footballmore camps are altering their policies so even if you read it last year, check again! Common restrictions: one package per session, only USPS padded envelopes, as well as content restrictions.
  5. Respect the camp’s taboo list! Few camps allow food, electronics, fireworks (duh!) or anything shaped like a gun (including water pistols).
  6. Keep the packages small! Even if your child’s camp has no limits on number or size of care packages, remember that what you send must be stored in a cabin or tent and the packaging materials will need to be thrown out. Less is more!
  7. Include something the entire bunk might enjoy- Perhaps a game, puzzle or some embroidery floss for making friendship bracelets.
  8. Don’t forget get the gift message! Keep it short but sign your name!
  9. If camp care packages are prohibited, get creative! Send a funny postcard; include a joke or two in your letter.

Does your child’s camp have any care package restrictions? What are they? What are you planning on sending your camper this summer?

Congratulations on sending your child to camp! All three of my adult children have thanked me repeatedly (really, really, really!!!) for sending them to camp.

Mirth in a Box sells fun and unusual pre made camp care packages. Want to create your own custom care package? Oh boy, we have hundreds of items for you to choose from! Have fun!

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