What makes me laugh? Listening to my kids makes me laugh. Serious or silly, they have a way of putting things that strikes the funny bone. Several years ago Cheri and I started a journal we call “The Book of Laughs.” In it we write extraordinarily funny things the kids say, humorous events in their lives, or even momentous events that don’t get recorded elsewhere (like when they shoot their first deer, etc.). It contains many stories I would never have remembered had they not been put in writing. It also helps provide a basis for family legends–stories that get told to another generation.