An irate wife accosted her husband over the evening paper with these words " The trouble with you is that you live in a little world of your own,
the middle east crisis, the far east crisis, Berlin, the national economic segregation, integration, Government. Just a little world of your own!!!.
The manager of a marble works was commissioned by a young widow to carve on her husband's monument : "My sorrow is more than I can bear
Then just the other day, the manager reports, the widow -wearing a new wedding band- returned and asked him to add the word "alone
" to the epitaph. -August 1947 edition
When a carload of friends arrived at lunchtime, Mother invited them to share our meal and managed to give everyone a fair portion.
But after our guests left, Father was still hungry and suggested we go to a restaurant for snacks. As we trooped into the restaurant,
we stopped in our tracks. There, smiling foolishly at us, sat our guests
. -Izabel Trengrove, April 1980 edition
A rare book collector met a man who said he'd just thrown out an old Bible that had been packed away for generations. "Somebody named Gutenberg printed it"
, the man explained. "Not Guternberg!"
gasped the book lover. "You've just thrown away one of the most famous books ever printed.
One copy recently sold at auction for over $4 million".
The other man was unmoved. "My copy wouldn't have brought a dollar"
"Some bloke named Martin Luther scribbled notes all over it
. -January 1990 edition Source: As consolidated in Readers Digest- June 2015 "Humor special"