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TERRY & ESTHER CHAMBERLAIN

CANADA’S FORGOTTEN PEOPLE – ARE YOU ONE?

Revenue Canada told Esther she had to update her identity for income tax purposes. Why I don’t  know, did they think it may have shrunk? To do this she had to fill out a form on the internet with a number of questions. One was to tell where her father was born. Rokeby, Saskatchewan, she replied. They wouldn’t accept that. I told my frustrated wife to ask them where they would like him to have been born, write that in and get on with the form. (She ignored my advice.)

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BEWARE THE GREAT PERSUADERS

In a 2004 Reader’s Digest William S. Smith tells us of his father, a lawyer, famous  and  successful defender of the accused. His performance in court must have been amazing. Once, Smith says, his dad defended a man charged with stealing a horse. When the jury had finished its deliberations the foreman rose and said, “We find the man who stole the horse not guilty.”

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MURDER ON HER MIND

So I’m sitting there, calm, quiet, at peace with the world, when Esther says, “I’m thinking of buying a bookcase I saw at Jysk”.

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CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE?

Nazi concentration camp, Poland, 1941. 600 men stand before the camp commander, a Nazi officer, who chooses 10 of them to die: “You…you…you…”. This in retaliation for one of their comrades having escaped the day before.

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FUNNY OR NOT?

Paddy staggers home late one night having been out drinking with the lads. As he falls through the doorway, his wife angrily snaps at him, “What’s the big idea coming home half drunk again?” Paddy replies, “I’m sorry dear about being half drunk, but I ran out of money.”

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Wednesday June 2, 2021