Tuesday’s Piece

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)

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Monday’s Piece

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

Tuesday’s Piece

Following the birth of his third son, Leonard Lyons, columnist mused: “Before I got married I had three theories about bringing up kids. now I have three kids and no theories.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
12th May, 1971

(Photo: JL’s first three sons)

Monday’s Piece

Greatness is not mortal. The qualities which the great have to give, they give perpetually. Their gifts are taken into the pattern of life, and they appear thereafter in the fabric of the lives of nations, renewing themselves as the leaves of the trees are renewed by the seasons.

(Robert Trout, in a radio tribute to Franklin D Roosevelt)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
12th May, 1971