On The Lighter Side: Harry And Bess

by Midnight Freemasons Contributor
Todd E. Creason

Harry Truman made a speech at the Washington Garden Club. He gave credit for his beautiful flowers to the good "manure" he used to fertilize them. The prim and proper ladies didn't think much of the President's repeated use of the word "manure." 
One of them said something to the First Lady, Bess Truman. She asked Bess if she could make him stop using the word "manure." It was a vulgar word in their opinion, and he was, afterall, the President of the United States.
Bess replied, "Heavens no! It took me twenty-five years to get him to say 'manure.'"
Todd E. Creason, 33° is the founder of the Midnight Freemasons blog and continues to be a regular contributor. He is the author of several books and novels, including the Famous American Freemasons series. He is member of Homer Lodge No. 199, and a Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL). He is a member the Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, the York Rite Bodies of Champaign/Urbana (IL), the Ansar Shrine (IL), Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees, and Charter President of the Illini High Twelve in Champaign-Urbana (IL). You can contact him at: webmaster@toddcreason.org


  1. haha!! I can only imagine what he would have called it before ;)

  2. Reminds me of the great joke from Robin Hood: Men In Tights.
    "Such an unusual name, "Latrine." How did your family come by it?"


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