During Churchill’s last year in office, he attended an official ceremony.
Several rows behind him two gentlemen began whispering. “That’s Winston Churchill.” “People say he is getting senile.” “They say he should step aside and leave the running of the nation to more dynamic and capable men.”
When the ceremony was over, Churchill turned to the men and said, “Gentlemen, they also say he is deaf!”
Many years ago the Moody Church News carried a humorous story about a woman in a small town who was know for being a gossip.
One day on vacation she visited the offices of The Chicago Daily News. She was wearing a white dress and inadvertently leaned against a wall where a freshly printed copy of the front page was hanging.
It was a hot, humid day, and some of the print came off on the back of her white dress.
Later, as she walked down the street to meet her husband, she noticed that people walking behind her were snickering.
When she reached the place where her husband was waiting, she asked him if there was anything on her back that shouldn’t be there.
As she turned around, he read the large black reversed letters: sweN ylaiD. Realizing the appropriateness of the words, he said, “No, dear, nothing’s on your back that doesn’t belong there.”
(actually, when I was a child, we had a neighbour who was nicknamed “The News of the World”!)