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The two venerable members of the fashionable and terribly exclusive club were examining a new wall plaque in the card room.

"The faults of our brothers," it read, "we write upon the sand. Their virtues we inscribe on tablets of love and memory."

Just then a loud crash was heard from the lobby below.

"What's that?" exclaimed one member.

"Probably," said the other, "a truck delivering another load of sand ..."

----------------A Final Thought ...

"I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member."

- Groucho (Julius) Marx (1895-1977), US actor, comedian, radio and television host. The remark was made by Groucho when he sent a telegram with his resignation to the exclusive Friar's Club in Hollywood. Clearly this oft-quoted line strikes a humorous chord and people naturally assume that Groucho, a confirmed egalitarian, sensitive to his ethnic and religious heritage that had excluded him from high society before he became famous, meant it to be humorous. He was only half joking.