Monday’s Piece

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I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – try to please everybody.

(Herbert Bayard Swope, 1882 – 1958)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
23rd May, 1971

Sunday’s Piece

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A girl being interviewed for a job was asked if she had any particular talents and replied that she had won several prizes in crossword puzzles and slogan contests. “That sounds good”, the manager told her, “but we want somebody who will be smart during office hours.”

“Ah,” she explained brightly, “this was during office hours.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
22nd May, 1971

Tuesday’s Piece

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Across the fields of yesterday
He sometimes comes to me,
A little lad just back from play –
The lad I used to be.

Thomas S Jones, Jr.

John Lentell (Happy Birthday, Dickon)
Rhodesia Herald
19th May, 1971

(Photo: Dickon Lentell)

Monday’s Piece

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Human beings, by and large, are not very inventive and are therefore highly imitative. Their compulsion to imitate is the basis of Fashion and in affluent societies, Fashion becomes almost totally preoccupied with the essentially useless.

(Wolf Mankowitz, 1924 – 1998)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
18th May, 1971

Sunday’s Piece

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There was a young fellow of Clyde
Who went to a funeral and cried;
When they asked who was dead,
He stammered and said,
“I don’t know – I just came for the ride.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
17th May, 1971