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Published:July 25th, 2010 12:08 EST
Melinda's Debutante Ball

Melinda's Debutante Ball

By SOP newswire2

A  U.S. Navy cruiser was anchored in Mississippi for a week`s shore  leave. 
 
The first evening, the ship`s Captain received the following note from  the wife of a wealthy plantation owner:

`Dear Captain: Thursday will be my daughter Melinda`s Debutante Ball.   I would like you to send four well mannered, handsome, unmarried officers in their formal dress uniforms to attend the dance.  

They should arrive promptly at 8:00 PM prepared for an evening of polite Southern conversation.  They should be excellent dancers, as they will be the escorts of lovely refined young ladies.  One last point:  No Jews please.`

8:00 PM on Thursday, Melinda`s mother heard a polite rap at the door which she opened to find, in full dress uniform, four smiling black officers.  Her mouth fell open, but pulling herself together, she stammered, `There must be some mistake.`

`No, Madam,` said the first officer.  

`Captain Goldberg never makes mistakes.`