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Radio Teesdale ‘Thought for the day’

May 30, 2013

Wise words indeed from the wonderful vicar who married me to my husband.

Russellings in Gainford

Spike Milligan was the master of the one liner. The story goes that he rang up his bank manager for a chat about various aspects of his finances. They chatted for some time and then Milligan said ‘now, I’d like to talk about my investments.’ Ah’ said the bank manager, ‘I’m afraid I can’t discuss your investments until I have confirmed your identity. The bank manager heard the phone being placed on the table and heard Milligan’s footsteps disappear into the distance. A few seconds later he heard him returning and pick up the phone. ‘Hello’, said Milligan, ‘I’ve just looked in the mirror and I can confirm it’s me.’ The bank manager was satisfied!

Milligan’s humour never left you in doubt as to who he was. He even wrote his own epitaph on his gravestone: ‘I told you I was ill.

There is unprecedented interest in finding out who…

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