His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.

"Yes," the farmer replied proudly.

"I'll make you a deal", the nobleman said. "Let me provide him with the level of education my son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of." The farmer consented.

Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, he graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the son of that same nobleman who had saved young Fleming from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time?


The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around. Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.

Pass this on by giving the URL (www.tallrite.com/LightRelief/winstoniantales.htm), and brighten someone's day. Nothing will happen if you decide not to pass it along. The only thing that will happen, if you DO pass it on, is that someone might smile because of you.

Behind every successful man is a surprised mother-in-law

"Here lie I Martin Elginbrodde,
"Have mercy on my soul Lord God,
"As I would do if I were God,
"And Ye were Martin Elginbrodde."

"Good big blokes are better than good little blokes. Then again, good little blokes are better than dud big blokes. And dud little blokes should play something other than rugby."

- Bob Dwyer, manager of Australia's NSW rugby team, 
about to play (and lose to) the British & Irish Lions in June 2001

A husband left a message for his wife:

"Honey, the doctor called. Said Pabst beer was normal."


On a more sombre note, viewers may wish to click on here for a very knowledgeable review of Afghanistan and options available.  It was written in 2001 before the US invaded Iraq, by Richard Kidd, a West Point graduate, and is well worth reading.

Click here to see what Winston Churchill had to say on Afghanistan in 1897.  

And see how it compares (on the same page) with what my Uncle Phil said about his time there just before he died fighting the Japanese in Burma in 1942

Thanks Eileen Keisling and others.

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Gift items for men will now be available online as well. From men's shoes to watches, a huge variety will be at your disposal. Suiting's as well as sunglasses can be viewed too. You can also order selective jewelry.

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