Saturday’s Piece

“When you see an old man amiable, mild, equable, content and good-humoured, be sure that in his youth he has been just generous and forbearing. In his end he does not lament the past, nor dread the future he is like the evening of a fine day.”

(Arabic proverb)

John Lentell
14 November 1971

(Photo: my father 3rd from the left during his military service in Palestine ~1948)


One thought on “Saturday’s Piece

  1. The Rhodesian Herald left the comma off between ‘just’ and ‘generous’. I am sure they would have got a call from JRL.


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