Thursday’s Piece

He is the kind of fellow – well, his father wanted a girl, his mother wanted a boy – and they were both satisfied.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
26th July, 1971

Monday’s Piece

Here lies a lawyer,
Laugh, if you will,
In mercy, kind Providence
Let him lie still.

He lied for his living,
He lived while he lied.
When he couldn’t lie longer,
He lied down and died.

(A Lawyer’s Epitaph – Anonymous)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
23rd July, 1971

Sunday’s Piece

It was fruit that caused all the trouble in the Garden of Eden, but was it an apple or a green pear?

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
22nd July, 1971

Tuesday’s Piece

I ain’t never done nothin’ to nobody;
I ain’t never got nothin’ from nobody;
And until I get somethin’ from somebody, sometime,
I don’t intend to do nothin’ for nobody, no time.

(From Nobody, song lyrics by Alex Rogers, 1905)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
17th July, 1971

Saturdays’s Piece

“Did your husband die a natural death?” Mrs Smith was asked.
“Oh, no” she replied.
“He had a doctor.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
14th July, 1971