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Old 01-03-2020, 09:51 PM
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If you will permit a bit of levity, this reminds me of a story my late father told me, that occurred in the 1930's. He and his brother had taken their dates to a movie. At some point, smoke began to seep into the theater. The audience began murmuring and looking around nervously. At this point, my uncle stood up and said in a loud voice, "Nothing to be alarmed about, folks, just a small trash fire. They'll have it under control in no time." As the crowd settled down, my uncle grabbed their coats and hustled my father and their dates up the aisle. When they reached the lobby, my father said to his brother, "What the hell was that all about?" to which my uncle replied, "You didn't want to get trampled by all those damned fools on the way out, did you ?" He was a piece of work, my uncle.
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