My father had a wickedly dry sense of humour. Though he has been dead for over four decades I still remember him fondly, and relish some of his more memorable sayings.
As a small boy confronted with a pompous grown-up he remarked “You do know a lot of ignorance!” [This, I sometimes think, could well be said to some of the more voluble posters on CiF and elsewhere.]
Only a few days before he died, my father said to me “Don’t worry. Your mother will make a splendid widow.” She did, bless her, for more than twenty years.
When he came to
“It would still be expensive”, my father retorted firmly, “if she was still there”.
I sometimes wonder what tales he would have had to tell if she had been.