One Sunday afternoon, President Coolidge was returning to the White House after attending church. He had gone alone, so upon arrival Mrs. Coolidge inquired:
"Was the sermon good?"
"Yes," he answered.
"What was it about?"
"What did the minister say?"
"He was against it."
A preacher challenged his wife and criticized her actions after finding a dress costing $250 in her bag. He said, "You know we are on an incredibly tight budget.
The wife admitted that she was wrong but explained she was tempted by the devil who followed her to the shopping mall.
The man rested a hand on the woman's shoulders and spoke softly, asking her to constantly resist the devil with the command, "Get behind me, Satan!"
The preacher's wife response was: "I did, and he said 'The dress even looks good from back here.'"