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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 27, 1998
If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life as an unfailing antidote against boredom and disenchantments of later years. - Rachel Carson, American writer
(Bits & Pieces, Nov, 10, 1994, http://www.epinc.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. Revelation 3:4
The promise also refers to walking in white before the throne of God. Those who have not defiled their garments here shall most certainly walk in white up yonder, where the white-robed hosts sing perpetual hallelujahs to the Most High. They shall possess joys inconceivable, happiness beyond a dream, bliss which imagination knoweth not, blessedness which even the stretch of desire hath not reached. The "undefiled in the way" shall have all this - not of merit, nor of works, but of grace. They shall walk with Christ in white, for he has made them "worthy." In his sweet company they shall drink of the living fountains of waters. - Charles Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Daily Readings"
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speaker's circuit, he usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner, Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks & manner) that he was tired of speech making.
"I have and idea, boss," his chauffeur said. "I've heard you give this speech so many times. I'll bet I could give it for you."
Einstein laughed loudly and said, "Why not? Let's do it!"
When they arrive at the dinner, Einstein donned the chauffeur's cap and jacket and sat in the back of the room. The chauffeur gave a beautiful rendition of Einstein's speech and even answered a few questions expertly.
Then a supremely pompous professor ask an extremely esoteric question about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in the audience know that he was nobody's fool.
Without missing a beat, the chauffeur fixed the professor with a steely stare and said, "Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my chauffeur, who is sitting in the back, answer it for me."
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Davao City in the Philippines where I live is not exactly behind the times, but many people are still in the dark as far as computers are concerned. When computers finally arrived in our office, our managing editor told us not to sneeze in front of them because they might get a virus! - Jon Joaquin
The average American will spend five years of his life waiting in lines, either on foot or at the wheel of his car. He will take almost 26,000 showers. He will spend 30 months reading newspapers. He will laugh about 400 thousand times and he will save about 26 thousand dollars by using coupons.
Shared by Nancy M. Carson via Keith's Mostly Clean Humor & Weird List firstname.lastname@example.org