This one’s a little late for Mother’s Day , but here it is anyway .
Harry Truman’s mother during the Depression offered a hobo some food and coffee . The guy complained that the coffee was not hot enough . She said , ” Oh , give me the cup ,” and took it into the house . She returned with a shotgun and told the guy to get the hell out .
I once was reading about the WWII aid that the USA was giving to the Soviet Union when the two countries were allies fighting Nazis . . An American cargo ship skipper was being bullied by an ever-present Soviet commissar on the Atlantic crossing . The freighter was full of American -made airplane engines . The commisar may have been whining that the engines were not adequate , so the American skipper had his crew ostentatiously toss one engine overboard and prepare to dump another . ” If you don’t want ’em , you don’t need to take ’em , ” the skipper may have told the arrogant Russian . The commisar backed off and was quiet for the rest of the journey .
During the Battle of the Bulge in WWII , American Brigadier General Anthony McAullife and the 101st Airborne were surrounded in the town of Bastogne , Belgium . The Germans issued a surrender ultimatum . McAuliffe sent a one word response : ” N U T S ! “.
Success is the child of audacity ——–Benjamin Disraeli
My mother and Ada .
Possible caption : ” You should see the other guy ! “
Excerpt from a college letter of Mom’s , after she’d been offered a university job : ” The university doesn’t have enough money to get me to work for that old scarecrow .”
So , please have a wonderful ( and feisty ) Mothers’ Day !