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And here’s another timeless item from Paul Harvey’s For What It’s Worth:

Our For What It’s Worth Department hears from Mary Meador of Kilgore, Texas.

Says she knows a local Kilgore executive who is back and forth to England so–he imported an English secretary.

Employed an English secretary and brought her here.

He, the executive, was on another business trip to England . . .

When his Texas office received a phone call.

And his secretary dutifully told the caller, “Oh, Mr. so-and-so–apparently you hadn’t heard–Mr. Allen has gone to the United Kingdom.”

The caller said, “I am sorry.  Terribly sorry.  Is it too late to send flowers?”

May 7, 1984


And here are two more timeless items from Paul Harvey’s For What It’s Worth:

The Kilgore, Texas, News-Herald reports to our For What It’s Worth Department . . .

Motorist removed unconscious from his wrecked car and carried to a nearby gas station.

Then he came to.

Opened his eyes and began to struggle violently.

Eventually he was subdued and removed to a hospital.

Asked later why he had struggled to get away from his rescuers–he explained.

They’d taken him to a SHELL station.

And somebody was standing in front of the “S”.

March 15, 1979


Our For What It’s Worth Department overhears an exchange of words–on an airliner between Chicago and Las Vegas.

Muhammad Ali was a passenger.

Confronted by a flight attendant who said he would have to fasten his seat belt . . .

Muhammad Ali replied, “Superman don’t need no seat belt.”

To which she, the flight attendant, replied–sweetly–“Superman don’t need no airplane.”

June 20, 1980