The Young Lady and the Frog

One of the things that I remember about my father the most was his sense of humor. His favorite thing in the world was to make people laugh. Although towards the end of his life he was severely depressed, he still managed to make people laugh and he would come up with the best jokes. This is probably a very old joke but my father told me this joke when I was about 18 or 19 years old and since my dad had been in the military, I’m sure that it is where this joke must have originated but here it is.

One day this pretty young lady was walking in the woods and she comes across a frog sitting on a lily pad. The frog calls to the girl and says, “Hello young lady can you please help me”? The young girl asked the frog how she could possibly help him. The frog explained that he was actually an officer in the military and had been cursed by an old witch and she had turned him into a frog. He pleaded with her to help him so that he could return to the life that he had before he was cursed. He made the young girl feel sorry for him The spell would be broken if a young lady took him home and let him sleep on her bed for a whole night, and in the morning he would return to being an officer in the military. The young girl was hesitant but decided to do it as she told herself she had nothing to lose.

The next morning the young girl’s mother comes into her room to wake her up to have breakfast and sees a very handsome officer lying next to her daughter in bed. The mother was in shock to see a man in her daughter’s bed and you know to this day the mother still doesn’t believe the story about the frog.

© 2010 ladyjane1

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

That's a wonderful joke about the frog, just glad the officer didn't get shot or other... Thank You for sharing your fathers humor, laughter is the best medicine and gift. Have a beautiful weekend. Peace :)


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

hahahaha! Good one! Haven't heard exactly that version before. Funny! Your father sounds like a most loveable guy.

My dad didn't tell jokes (Mother did!) but when he heard or read something humorous, he practically shook the rafters with his laughter! He liked subtle humor, too. His favorite response to a really "good one" was, "That's RICH!" I always think of that remark when I hear a really good one.

I appreciate your sharing your memory of your dad, LadyJane!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

katiem2 thanks for reading and commenting and you are right laughter is the best medicine and my favorite article in Readers Digest Lol. Have a good weekend yourself Cheers.

@Nellieanna nice to see you thanks for reading my little hub and yes my dad was a card for sure he certainly was RICH, have a good weekend and Cheers pal.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

Now I am really jealous. nellianna visits your stories but not mine!..... :-))


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Love that story. It started my Saturday morning off with a smile and I thank you.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Loved the hub!


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Cute story, thanks for sharing :)


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Whidbeywriter 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

Very cute story.....made me think of dad.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

De Greek so sorry maybe she likes me too:)

@breakfastpop thanks you are sweet and your welcome.

@billy thank you for visiting.

@coolmon thanks I appreciate your visiting.

@hey sis thanks for reading.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

I love your style of writing, and I love this version of the story! Great job, Ladyjane!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

hi Ann thanks for visiting and for your kind comments. Cheers.


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

Good thing she didn't have a frog in her throat..you gotta watch out, one could get in trouble sleeping with a camoflauged green governments privates ....LOL..sorry could not resist. I love frog stories, begging for kisses, long lost prince left trapped in a shrimpy, slimy body, any port in a storm, BY the way. how many ugly men used to be a frog??...LOL~~MFB III


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

MFB good to see you I don't have the answer to that question but I bet their have been a lot of frogs that used to be men because there are a lot of witches around aye? Cheers.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very funny and a fun joke/story. Thanks LJ!


sophia 6 years ago

wonderful someone has a great imagination.

good one. keep up the good work


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Micky thanks for reading and commenting, you are always so kind. Cheers.

sophia thanks for visiting and thanks for the compliment. Cheers.


Alinka 6 years ago

That doesn't happen in real life


Alina Kobzar 6 years ago

Nice story)


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Alinka you are so right we an never find a handsome man inside a frog. lol. Cheers.

Alina thanks for reading appreciate your feedback. Cheers.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Great story. If I were able to remember humorous stories or accomplished in telling them, I would remember that one.

Thanks for sharing a bit of your father's essence.

Mike


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Mike thanks for reading and for your kind words. Cheers.


loriamoore 6 years ago

Oh, funny!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Loriamoore glad you liked my little joke. Thanks for visiting. Cheers and blessings.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

oh that is so cute, it's a sweet little one.

Ps, I think I answered your question about links.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Rebecca you are awesome!


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Moneylady 6 years ago from Texas

Very cute!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Moneylady cheers.


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

ladyjane...

That was indeed a sweet touch! Nice story and a cute joke!

Thanks for sharing!

Warmest regards and infinite eternal blessings,

Al


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Mystique thanks for stopping by and enjoying my lil joke. Blessings to you as well.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great joke! Thanks LadyJane!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Micky thanks for visiting. Cheers!


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

always a good read.....


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Once again its nice to see you face and thanks for the read and feedback. It is always appreciated. Cheers.


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Fun! I thought you were going to tell a dirty joke, haha, that's the only kind I ever heard in the military! Handsome? Must have been a Marine, that's why Marines are the first to fight, every other branch the guys are so ugly they scare the enemy to death before we get a chance to shoot them! Cheers


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

50 Caliber you are so funny. Perhaps it was a marine, glad you enjoyed it. Cheers.


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geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

That was funny ive never heard that one. Nice.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hey geegee77 nice to see you thanks for reading. I thought it was funny too. Cheers.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Very funny and quite sweet! Thanks for sharing the joke. Your dad sounds like he was a really nice guy. How wonderful to have such great memories of him. Thanks for sharing him with us.

Love and peace

Tony


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Tony and yes my dad was a nice funny guy. I really miss him. Cheers.


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theindianblues 6 years ago from Some where on the Globe

Good sharing, thank you


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, ladyjane, this is a brilliant story, I wish i had thought of saying it when caught in a compromising position! ha ha Loved your dads humour. Thanks nell


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Nell I appreciate your comments. I loved my dads humour as well. Cheers.


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rose56 6 years ago

awesome story loved his humour


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks rose appreciate you reading. Cheers.

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