Category: Love Jokes

The Lantern

A country farmer had a hired hand who was in love with the neighbor’s daughter. Every day after his work was done, the hand would borrow the farmer’s lantern and walk over to the neighbor’s house to court his beautiful daughter.

And every night the farmer and his wife would sit on the porch and watch the young man in his quest, remembering their own courting days.

One day while they were working in the field, the farmer brought up the subject of the young man’s courtship. The farmer expressed his approval of the relationship but stated his displeasure with one thing:

“You keep taking a lantern over when you go. That’s wasting valuable oil, son. Why, when I was courting my wife, I didn’t use a lantern at all.”

Wryly the hired hand replied, “Yes, and see what you got stuck with!”