Thursday, January 26, 2012
THE LITTLE MAN ON TOP OF A WEDDING CAKE
Tonight at dinner, our friend Bob told about the 1944 election when Thomas Dewey ran against FDR, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth stated that Dewey wouldn't be elected because "He looks like the little man on top of a wedding cake."
I told about the time that Gerald and I decided to go to a comedy club after we had attended a wedding. I was wearing a long dress and Gerald was wearing a brocade dinner jacket and a velvet bow tie. We were obviously "overdressed" for a comedy club!
A comedian was already onstage, performing. As we were being escorted to our seats the comedian said, "Hey, you look like the guy on top of a wedding cake!", to which I responded, "But YOU don't look like Alice Roosevelt." The comedian said, "Don't step on my punch lines, Lady!"
After that, the comedian came out into the audience with his microphone and was having a great time ridiculing our clothes. He told Gerald to stand up to model and when Gerald stood up, I began applauding and cheering! Fortunately, the comedian went to another table to abuse those folks.
My favorite Alice Roosevelt Longworth quote: "If you can't say something nice about somebody, come over and sit next to me!"