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Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 753-3738

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      Here's the most recent Tool Shed News, sent to our regular customers almost every week. You get a sampling of part of the inventory that's in stock, there are jokes (PG rated, sort of), weekly specials, and anything else I decide to throw in. If you want to subscribe (for free), please note two things: One, it's for New England residents only, and two, I don't sell your name, so you won't be getting any more spam than what you get already. Send me an email at  if you wish to subscribe and you live in New England.

       In either case, everything is always first come, first served, we do not take "holds" via phone or email, and we don't ship or mail anything.  Also, at least half the stuff that comes in gets sold long before it hits the newsletter, so don't use this as your only motivation to come into the store.  The people who find the most of what they are looking for are the people who come in regularly.  And check the date of the posting, as I'm not always as on top of it as I might be.


1073 Main Street

Worcester MA 01606

(508) 753-3738


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July 16, 2019

Hi, Gang-


Bargain table is at two items for $0.25 per item.





Hours this week: Wed –Sat 1-5





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Humor Dept: NEED JOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Thanks RA




Why I Like Retirement!


Question:   How many days in a week? 
Answer:   6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday


Question:   When is a retiree's bedtime? 
Answer:   Two hours after falling asleep on the couch.


Question:   How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer:   Only one, but it might take all day.

Question:   What's the biggest gripe of retirees? 
Answer:   There is not enough time to get everything done.


Question:   Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors? 
Answer:   The term comes with a 10% discount.

Question:   Among retirees, what is considered formal attire? 
Answer:   Tied shoes.

Question:   Why do retirees count pennies? 
Answer:   They are the only ones who have the time.

Question:   What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire? 
Answer:   NUTS!


Question:   Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage? 
Answer:   They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.


Question:   What do retirees call a long lunch? 
Answer:   Normal.

Question:   What is the best way to describe retirement?

Answer:   The never-ending Coffee Break.

Question:   What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree? 
Answer:   If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.

And, my very favorite.... 

QUESTION:   What do you do all week? 
Answer:   Monday through Friday, NOTHING.  Saturday & Sunday, I rest.



Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, 
'How old was your husband?'  '98,' she replied.... 
'Two years older than me'. 
'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented.. 
She responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it?


Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: 
'And what do you think is the best thing 
about being 104?'  the reporter asked... 
She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.'

The nice thing about being senile is 
you can hide your own Easter eggs

and have fun finding them.

I've sure gotten old! 
I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes.  I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that 
make me dizzy, winded, and subject to
blackouts.  Have bouts with dementia. 
Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.  Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92.  Have lost all my friends.

But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to 
join a fitness club and start exercising. 
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. 
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.  But, 
by the time I got my leotards on, 
the class was over.

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. 
Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

Know how to prevent sagging? 
Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.

These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.'


Grant me the senility to forget the people 
I never liked anyway, the good fortune

to run into the ones I do, and the

eyesight to tell the difference.


Now, I think you're supposed to share this with

5 or 6, maybe 10 others.

Oh heck, give it to a bunch of your friends if you can

remember who they are! 

Always Remember This: 
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, 
You grow old because you stop laughing!








Thanks FIN



A married Irishman went into the confessional and said to his priest, 'I almost had an affair with another woman.' 

The priest said, 'What do you mean, almost?' 

The Irishman said, 'Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped.' 

The priest said, 'Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You're not to see that woman again. For your penance, say five Hail Mary's and put $50 in the poor box.' 

The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box. 

He paused for a moment and then started to leave. 

The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying, 'I saw that. You didn't put any money in the poor box!'

The Irishman replied, 'Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box, and according to you, that's the same as putting it in!' 

Lemon Squeeze 

There once was a religious young woman who went to Confession. Upon entering the confessional, she said, 'Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.'  

The priest said, 'Confess your sins and be forgiven.' 

The young woman said, 'Last night my boyfriend made mad passionate love to me seven times.' 

The priest thought long and hard and then said, 'Squeeze seven lemons into a glass and then drink the juice.' 

The young woman asked, 'Will this cleanse me of my sins?' 

The priest said, 'No, but it will wipe that smile off of your face.'

Catholic Dog 

Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, 'Father, my dog is dead. Could ya' be saying' a mass for the poor creature?' 

Father Patrick replied, 'I'm afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church. But there are some Baptists down the lane, and there's no tellin' what they believe. Maybe they'll do something for the creature.' 

Muldoon said, 'I'll go right away Father. Do ya' think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?'

Father Patrick exclaimed, 'Sweet Mary, Mother of Jesus! Why didn't ya tell me the dog was Catholic? 



Father O'Malley answers the phone. 'Hello, is this Father O'Malley?' 

'It is!' 

'This is the IRS. Can you help us?' 

'I can!'  
'Do you know a Ted Houlihan?' 

'I do!' 

'Is he a member of your congregation?' 

'He is!' 

'Did he donate $10,000 to the church?' 

'He will.'  




An elderly man walks into a confessional. The following conversation ensues: 

Man: 'I am 92 years old, have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Yesterday, I picked up two college girls, hitch-hiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times.'

Priest: 'Are you sorry for your sins?' 

Man: 'What sins?' 

Priest: 'What kind of a Catholic are you?'  

Man: 'I'm Jewish.' 

Priest: 'Why are you telling me all this?' 

Man: 'I'm 92 years old .   .   .   . I'm telling everybody!'  


Brothel Trip 

An elderly man goes into a brothel and tells the madam he would like a young girl for the night. Surprised, she looks at the ancient man and asks how old he is. 

'I'm 90 years old,' he says. 

'90?' replies the woman. 'Don't you realize you've had it?' 

'Oh, sorry,' says the old man. 'How much do I owe you?' 


Pest Control 

A woman was having a passionate affair with an Irish inspector from a pest-control company. One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly.  

'Quick,' said the woman to the lover, 'into the closet!' and she pushed him in the closet, stark naked.

The husband, however, became suspicious and after a search of the bedroom discovered the man in the closet.   'Who are you?' he asked him.

'I'm an inspector from Bugs-B-Gone,' said the exterminator.  

'What are you doing in there?' the husband asked.

'I'm investigating a complaint about an infestation of moths,' the man replied. 

'And where are your clothes?' asked the husband. 

The man looked down at himself and said, 'Those little bastards!  ' 

Marriage Humor  

Wife:  'What are you doing?'  

Husband:  Nothing. 

Wife: 'Nothing   .   .   .   ? You've been reading our marriage   certificate for an hour.' 

Husband: 'I was looking for the expiration date.'  

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Wife  : 'Do you want dinner?' 

Husband: 'Sure! What are my choices?'  

Wife:  'Yes or no.'  

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Stress Reliever  

Girl:  'When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden.' 

Boy: 'It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't have any worries or troubles.' 

Girl: 'Well that's because we aren't married yet' 

Son:  'Mum, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady.' 

Mom: 'Well, you have done the right thing.' 

Son: 'But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.' 

______________________________ __ 

A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?' 

'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!' 

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A wife asked her husband: 'What do you like most in me, my pretty face or my sexy body?'  

He looked at her from head to toe and replied: 'I like your sense of humor!'  

Husbands are husbands  

A man was sitting reading his papers when his wife hit him round the head with a frying pan.  
'What was that for?' the man asked.  
The wife replied   ,  'That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your pants pocket! 
The man then said 'When I was at the races last week   ,  Jenny was the name of the horse I bet on . '  
The wife apologized and went on with the housework. Three days later the man is watching TV when his wife bashes him on the head with an even bigger frying pan, knocking him unconscious.  
Upon re-gaining consciousness the man asked why she had hit again.  
Wife replied. 'Your horse phoned' !













Non-humor Department:  Note to all subscribers:  all items are being offered on a first come, first served basis, no item will be held on an email or phone call.  If you have a question, please call the store during my normal business hours, as it sometimes takes several days to respond to emails.  Also, these mailings can only describe a small number of the items I have in stock, and often things come and go much too quickly to get into the mailing. The way to get the things you want and need, therefore, is to stop by frequently, without waiting to be notified in advance, since the mailing can be helpful to you only to a point. 



Directions to the store:  from Interstate 290 West, take the Hope Ave exit to rotary, take first exit off of rotary .9 miles.  Take left after Fire Station, 1073 Main St. is yellow brick building on right.  Go to light, take right and another quick right to enter parking lot from Main St. entrance.  Overflow parking is next to the fire station.


From 290 East:  Take College Sq. exit, go left under 290 and get back on 290 headed west. Take the Hope Ave exit to rotary, take first exit off rotary .9 miles.  Take left after Fire Station, 1073 Main St. is yellow brick building on right.  Go to light, take right and another quick right to enter parking lot from Main St. entrance.  Overflow parking is next to the fire station.



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