One night, the Potato family sat down to dinner…

One night, the Potatofamily sat down to dinner. Mother Potato and her three daughters. Midway through the meal,the eldest daughter spoke up. "Mother Potato?" she said. "I have anannouncement to make." "And what might thatbe?" said Mother, seeing the obvious excitement in her eldest daughters eyes. "Well," repliedthe daughter, with a proud but sheepish grin, "Im getting married!" The other daughterssquealed with surprise as Mother Potato exclaimed, "Married! Thats wonderful! Andwho are you marrying, Eldest daughter?" "Im marrying aRusset!" "A Russet!" replied Mother Potato with pride. "Oh, a Russetis a fine tater, a fine tater indeed!" As the family shared in theeldest daughters joy, the middle daughter spoke up. "Mother, I too, have anannouncement." "And what might thatbe?" asked Mother Potato. Not knowing quite how tobegin, the middle daughter paused, then said with conviction, "I, too, am gettingmarried!" "You, too!"Mother Potato said with joy. "Thats wonderful! Twice the good news in one evening!And who are you marrying, Middle Daughter?" "Im marrying anIdaho," beamed the middle daughter. "An Idaho!" saidMother Potato with joy. "Oh, an Idaho is a fine tater, a fine tater indeed!" Once again, the room camealive with laughter and excited plans for the future, when the youngest Potato daughterinterrupted. "Mother? Mother Potato? Umm, I, too, have anannouncement to make." "Yes?" saidMother Potato with great anticipation. "Well," began theyoungest Potato daughter with the same sheepish grin as her eldest sister before her,"I hope this doesnt come as a shock to you, but I am getting married, as well!" "Really?" saidMother Potato with sincere excitement. "All of my lovely daughters married! Whatwonderful news! And who, pray tell, are you marrying, Youngest Daughter?" "Im marrying DanRather!" "Dan Rather?!" Mother Potato scowledsuddenly. "But hes just a common tater!"

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