A funny column about humor. Read it for a laugh or two.

Rick Dominy will give a humorous speech about Frances Elizabeth Appleton's seven-year courtship with poet Henry Longfellow.

Don’t you just love a good laugh? Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good as medicine.”

My friend at church, we’ll call her Candace Hughes, says prayer and humor are what keep her alive. I agree with that and I love being around her because she will share that humor with you. The following is a joke that she made up about the names of her family that she shared with all of us at church and made us laugh a lot.

She said: “My last name is Hughes, I have no relationship with Howard. My maiden name is Lewis, I am not related to Jerry. We have a JP Morgan in our family. Not the money one. And they say, “What’s in a name?”

I loved! I’m still laughing about it.

Last week when I went to see Dana Davis, who has cut my hair for about five years, she told me a story that also made me realize the value of laughter. First, she told me that she and her husband were preparing to move to Port Saint Lucie, Florida.