The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

The Anniversary.

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A couple were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary; they were childhood sweethearts and had recently returned to their old neighbourhood. They walked to their old school, which was nearby and found the old oak desk where Arthur had carved, "I love you Sally." Then on their way home an armoured security van passed them went over a speed bump, the back door suddenly flew open and a bag fell onto the roadway. They shouted and waved to the driver, but he didn't hear them and drove on round the corner. Sally picked the bag up and not knowing what to do with it, they took it home with them. Arthur wanted to leave it unopened and call the police, but Sally insisted on opening it and was surprised to find it contained £50,000 in 50 pound notes. "Look here," said Arthur, "We've got to give it back." But Sally laughed and said. "Finders keepers" and hid the cash in the attic.

The next day two police officers arrived at their front door, saying that they were canvassing the area looking for the missing money and asked Sally if she knew anything about it, "No I don't" she replied. Arthur said, I'm sorry she's telling you lies, we found the money and hid it in the attic." "Don't believe a word he says, he's going senile, it's his age you know," said Sally.

One of the police officers turned to Arthur and said, "Now then sir, could you tell me the whole story of how you found the missing money, starting from the very beginning." "Well" Arthur began, "When Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday...." One police officer looked at the other and said, "Thank you very much for your time sir, but I don't think we need to trouble you any longer. As they left he said to Sally, "I think you need to keep a close eye on him, don't you think? "

Which just goes to prove that honesty is always the best policy,
even if no one believes you



Published Sun 16th Sep 2018 08:59:24
Last Modified on Sun 16th Sep 2018 08:59:24

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