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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 15, 1998


If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so. - Christopher Morley

(Reader's Digest, August 1993)



Sit in front of a roaring fire.

Go for a long walk down the beach at midnight.

Do cute things like write a note so that they have to look in a mirror to read it.

Even if you are really busy doing something, go out of your way to call and say I love you.

Go to church/pray/worship together.

Take her to see a romantic movie and remember the parts she liked.

Cuddle together under a full moon on a clear night.

Page them with a secret code that means I love you.

Everyone deserves a second chance.

Describe the joy you feel just to be with him/her.

Make sacrifices for each other.

Love yourself before you love anyone else.

Learn to say sweet things in foreign languages.

Dedicate songs to them on the radio.

Never forget the kiss goodnight. And always remember to say, "Sweet dreams."

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



My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.

I don't know why no one ever thought to paste a label on the toilet-tissue spindle giving 1-2-3 directions for replacing the tissue on it. Then everyone in the house would know what Mama knows.

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.

Why is it when you want a nice souvenir, you find a great shell in a gift shop, but some yo-yo has affixed a ten-cent thermometer to it?

Kids have little computer bodies with disks that store information. They remember who had to do the dishes the last time you had spaghetti, who lost the knob off the Tv set six years ago, who got punished for teasing the dog when he wasn't teasing the dog and who had to wear girls boots the last time it snowed.

I remember buying a set of black plastic dishes once, after I saw an ad on television where they actually put a blowtorch to them and they emerged unscathed. Exactly one week after I bought them, one of the kids brought a dinner plate to me with a large crack in it. When I asked what happened to it, he said it hit a tree. I don't want to talk about it.

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch on fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one cares. Why should you?

Everyone is guilty at one time or another of throwing out questions that beg to be ignored, but mothers seem to have a market on the supply. "Do you want a spanking or do you want
to go to bed?" Don't you want to save some of the pizza for your brother?" Wasn't there any change?"

The age of your children is a key factor in how quickly you are served in a restaurant. We once had a waiter in Canada who said, "Could I get you your check?" and we answered,
"How about the menu first?"

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

(Shared by ‘Have A Nice Day' E-mail list )


NEWS FLASH! This just in . . .

It was just reported that a small two-seater airplane crashed in a cemetery near Texas A & M campus located in College Station, TX early this morning. So far, the Aggie Fire Department has recovered 300 bodies and they're still digging.

(Shared by Bill's Punch Line )


I would like to comment on the "Trivia" item which appeared last week. It mentioned that the picture on the Canadian two-dollar bill showed the Stars and Stripes flying from the Parliament Buildings. You can imagine how fast that sent my husband and grandchildren scrambling to check it out. In the first place, it was no small matter to find such an illusive item as that particular bill since it has been replaced by a coin. As you know, before that happened, the $1 bill gave way to a coin with a picture of the loon bird on the reverse. In no time at all, that coin was nicknamed "looney", so naturally this new coin became the "tooney". Anyway, we managed to unearth a $2 bill, soon to become a collector's item no doubt. Under a magnifying glass, the flag was easily seen to be a maple leaf. A-ha, we thought - "We got 'em!" But just to be sure, we examined the other bills - 5, 10 and 20. And to our amazement, and I admit . . . chagrin, the flag on the $10 bill looked very much like the Stars and Stripes! However, if we really stretched our imagination, it could have passed for the Red Ensign.

The "Red Ensign" was used until we adopted the red Maple Leaf flag. On the other hand, maybe Canada was making a particularly friendly gesture toward your great country by flying the American flag on July the Fourth!! But no matter which way we look at it, the whole thing makes for a real good "Trivia" item - right? - Yours in Christ, Mavis

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