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If courtesy is contagious…a lot of people still haven’t caught it!


Harry and the Manure

At least fifty years ago, someone told me the following story about President Harry, “Give ‘em hell,” Truman. I really don’t know if it’s true or not, but it’s a damn good story.

During a speech to a bunch of farmers, President Truman encouraged them to use plenty of manure to insure a good harvest. After using the term manure several times, the lady sitting next to his wife Bess, whispered in her ear. “Can’t you get him to say fertilizer instead of manure?”

“Goodness gracious,” Bess replied, “If you only knew how long it took me to get him to say manure!”


The Fortunate’s

Fortunate is the man that makes more money than his wife can spend. Extremely fortunate is the woman who marries such a man.

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Jim Schindler

A graduate of John Carroll University and a successful businessman, the founder/ CEO of Bandido's Mexican restaurants. Jim writes the "Schindler Sez" column in the newspaper. He also authors a series of books of short, true, and humorous stories. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer