When Mr. Boast laughed, Laura and Mary and Carrie and Ma all burst out laughing. They couldn't help it. Pa's laugh was like great bells ringing; it made you feel warm and happy. But Mr. Boast's laugh made everybody laugh.
From By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder, published 1939 by Harper & Brothers, New York, pg. 127.
"Laughter, the Best Medicine" is the topic for Week Thirty-three over at my journal prompts blog, AnceStories2: Stories of Me for My Descendants. Who in your family shares your laugh? Do you sound like one of your grandparents? What about a cousin, aunt, or uncle? Who giggles like you?
I've shared a couple of memories of family laughter at this list of prompts, and I encourage you to leave a record for the generations to come of the jokes, humor, and sounds of laughter of your generation and those that came before you!