"Off and on," she joked nervously.
Jackson often joked that the day would come when she would spend more on a pair of shoes than he did on a car.
Jackson joked, "You realize there are only four of us here?"
The doctor came every day, felt her pulse, looked at her tongue, and regardless of her grief-stricken face joked with her.
You can come with me, if you want, she joked.