Talk With the Doc: Chuckle works wonders for what ails you

Dr. Jim Surrell

Welcome to springtime in our wonderful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Of course, we know that the official date for the first day of Spring this year was on March 20.

However, based on the big winter snow storm we had several weeks ago, I am not so sure that this March 20th date ever got sent to Mother Nature this year. Regardless, we are now finally enjoying some true springtime weather here in the U.P. and it truly is a special snow bank melting time to be here in our great Upper Peninsula. Because we are now enjoying this true springtime weather, let us celebrate with some springtime jokes. And be sure to remember the Doc Surrell rule for my consistently bad jokes: No groaning allowed!

You know for sure it is the first day of spring in the U.P. because you can now start to just see over some of the snow banks.

Can February March? No, but April May.

Why is everybody so tired on April 1st? Because we all just completed a 31 day March.

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?  Pilgrims.

What keeps falling down but never gets hurt?  The Spring raindrops.

What goes up when the springtime rain comes down?  Your umbrella.

What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks?  That is really FOWL weather.

What kind of bow can never be tied? A rain-bow.

What did the Summer say to the Spring?  Help! I’m going to Fall.

What do you get when you plant kisses in your springtime garden?  Tulips (two lips).

Why did the farmer bury all his money out in his field in the Spring? To be sure that his soil was rich.

What can be seen right in the middle of the months of April and March that can never be seen at the beginning or at the end of either of these two months? The letter “r.”

What month of the year is the shortest? It is May because it only has 3 letters.

What is Irish and comes out in your back yard in the springtime? Paddy O’Furniture.

Why is the letter “A” like a Spring flower? Because a bee “B” always comes right after it.

Why did the farmer plant seeds in his pond? He was trying to grow “water” melons.

When is the best season for people to start using their trampoline? “Spring” time.

I certainly hope you got a few laughs out of these springtime jokes, and I sincerely believe that we all should remember that laughter truly is good medicine. I wish you all a most enjoyable springtime in our great Upper Peninsula and I know we all are looking forward to enjoying a wonderful summer as well.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Jim Surrell is the author of “The ABC’s For Success In All We Do” and the “SOS (Stop Only Sugar) Diet” books. Requests for health topics for this column are encouraged. Contact Dr. Surrell by email at