Date: Tue, 17 Mar 92 13:17:29 PST
Subject: Bluegrass Joke
A bluegrass picker dies and goes to heaven where Saint Peter shows him
around. He's delighted when they run into Lester Flatt, Carter Stanley, Joe
Stuart, Clarence White, Joe Val, and others having a great jam session. But
then, a little ways away up on a hill of clouds, the newcomer sees a
white-haired old man with a big cowboy hat and bushy sideburns, picking a
mandolin. "Oh no," he says to St. Peter, "surely Bill Monroe hasn't died!"
"No," says Saint Peter, "that's God. He thinks he's Bill Monroe."
Is this joke funny to people who don't know anything about Bill Monroe or
bluegrass? I suppose I should also ask "is this joke funny to people who DO
know anything about Bill Monroe or bluegrass?" In any case, let me know if you
don't understand the joke, I probably can explain it.
© 1992 Peter Langston