Thursday’s Piece

Three are not to be trusted: the steadiness of a horse, the favor of a king and the faith of women.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
5th May, 1971

 

Tuesday’s Piece

On a postcard showing a picture of the Venus de Milo, Noel coward wrote a message to a friend: “You see what will happen to you if you keep on biting your nails.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
3rd April, 1971

 

Sunday’s Piece

It’s sad for a girl to reach the age
When men consider her charmless,
But it’s worse for a man to attain the age
Where the girls consider him harmless.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
1st May, 1971

Monday’s Piece

A professor of English was one day caught by his wife in the act of embracing one of his students.
“Why, professor,” she exclaimed, “I’m surprised!”
“Oh, no, my dear,” came the reply, “it is I who am surprised, you are astonished.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
26th April, 1971

Monday’s Piece

“How come you’re so wise?” said the young man.
“Because,” said the old man, “I’ve got good judgment. Good judgment comes from experience, and experience – well that comes from poor judgment.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
19th April, 1971

(Photo – my father and I)

Sunday’s Piece

Criticism is something you can avoid – by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
18th April, 1971

(Photo of John in his Demis Roussos phase)

 

Saturday’s Piece

A small boy in the visitor’s gallery was watching the proceedings of the Senate chamber.
“Father, who is that gentleman?” he asked, pointing to the chaplain.
“That, my son, is the chaplain,” replied his father.
“Does he pray for the Senators?” asked the boy.
“No, my son; when he goes in he looks around and sees the Senators sitting there, and then he prays for the country.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
17th April, 1971