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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 12, 1998

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself. - Quips & Quotes, E. C. McKenzie


Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered. - George Meredith

(Shared by Christian Quotation of the Day http://www.gospelcom.net/cqod/cqodlist.htm)

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Every now and then we stumble across a package instruction that leaves us scratching our head - or raising our eyebrows:

Once you've read the instructions on a box of Pepperidge Farm frozen raspberry turnovers, it's too late to obey them: "Preheat oven to 475 degrees F before taking package from the freezer."

Conair offers this safety tip with its hair dryers: "Never use while sleeping."

A New Jersey reader was surprised to read the "patient counseling" instructions a local pharmacist typed onto a recent prescription for her cat. "Do not mix with alcohol," it warned. "Use caution when driving or operating machinery." Our reader noted, "We had no idea what the cat was up to when he felt good!"

(Shared by Just 4 Laughs! Http://www.GeoCities.com/Hollywood/Set/6993)


We lived in Salzburg, Austria years ago, when my now-28- year-old was just 5. When she first went down to the park to play, there was a misunderstanding because she talked funny - she spoke English. The other children didn't. They couldn't get along together. After a couple weeks and some tears on her part, I noticed her on the merry-go-round. And she was saying to the other children "Schneller, bitte!" ("Faster, please!")

That afternoon while walking hand-in- hand with her down by the Salzach River, I said to her, "I see you've learned some German?"

"Oh, no," she said. "I haven't" "But I heard you say ‘Schneller, bitte!' to the children on the merry-go-round. What does that mean?"

She looked at me as only a 5-year-old could do and said, "I don't know, Daddy. But it makes the merry-go-round go faster."

- Gerald Winslow

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The largest tree on Earth (by volume) is the General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park. This largest of the sequoias is as tall as a 26-story building and its base is wider than a city street! According to measurements taken in 1975, the General Sherman Tree is just over 52,500 cubic feet (1490 cubic meters).

The General Sherman Tree stands 275 feet (83.8 meters) tall. Its diameter at the base is 36.5 feet (11.1 meters) and its circumference is 102.6 feet (31.1 meters). The first branch off the massive trunk is 130 feet (39.6 meters) off the ground.

No one knows for sure how old General Sherman is, but its age is estimated to be between 1800 and 2700 years old! To see pictures and learn more about the General Sherman Tree, visit http://www.nps.gov/seki/shrm_pic.htm

(Shared by Cool Fact of the Day http://www.LearningKingdom.com/join.html)

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