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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 2, 1998
Some people reach the top of the ladder of success only to find it is leaning against the wrong wall. (Shared by Keith's Mostly Clean Humor & Weird List
In rock climbing there's something called a commitment move. You're tied to the ropes, and there's a moment when you're standing and have to let go of solid ground to move to the next higher place. It's a scary step. You must trust what you're tied to more than what you're standing on.
Jesus offers us the same lesson: What you're tied to is so much greater than the little bit you're standing on. The One to whom you're connected is far greater than any circumstance in your life. So step out for the higher place.
Author Unknown (Shared by John L. Hoh, Jr.)
THIS & THAT:
A LETTER FROM CAMP
Dear Mom & Dad:
We are having a great time here at Lake Typhoid. Scoutmaster Webb is making us all write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are OK. Only 1 of our tents and 2 sleeping bags got washed away. Luckily, none of us got drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Chad when it happened. Oh yes, please call Chad's mother and tell her he is OK. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search & rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning. Scoutmaster Webb got mad at Chad for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Chad said he did tell him, but it was during the fire so he probably didn't hear him. Did you know that if you put gas on a fire, the gas can will blow up? The wet wood still didn't burn, but one of our tents did. Also some of our clothes. John is going to look weird until his hair grows back.
We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Webb gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked OK when we left. Scoutmaster Webb said that a car that old you have to expect something to break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance on it. We think it's a neat car. He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if its hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the tailgate. It gets pretty hot with 10 people in a car. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until a highway patrolman stopped and talked to us.
Scoutmaster Webb is a neat guy. Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching Terry how to drive. But he only lets him drive on the mountain roads where there isn't any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.
This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Scoutmaster Webb wouldn't let me because I can't swim and Chad was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us take the canoe across the lake. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood.
Scoutmaster Webb isn't crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get mad about the life jackets. He has to spend lot of time working on the car so we are trying not to cause him any trouble. Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Dave dove in the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works. Also Wade and I threw up. Scoutmaster Webb said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken.
I have to go now. We are going into town to mail our letters and buy bullets. Don't worry about anything. We are fine.
P.S. How long has it been since I had a tetanus shot?
(Shared by Merry-Hearts@xc.org)
"What's the usual tip?" a man growled when, Jason, a college boy delivered his pizza.
"Well," Jason replied, "this is my first delivery, but the other guys said that if I got a quarter out of you, I'd be doing great."
"Is that so?" grunted the man. "In that case, here's five dollars."
"Thanks," Jason said, "I'll put it in my college fund."
"By the way, what are you studying?" questioned the man.
Jason replied, "Applied psychology."
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A large giraffe can have a neck as long as two meters (seven feet), yet its neck still has only seven vertebrae like most other mammals (including humans). The vertebrae are just spread out more.
Giraffes are the tallest living animals. Adult giraffes stand 18 feet (5.5 m) tall and weigh about 4000 pounds (1800 kg). Despite their height, giraffes can run almost 30 miles per hour (50 km/hr)!
Giraffes are found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, living in open woodlands or wooded grasslands. They feed mainly on the leaves of the acacia tree, eating about 30 pounds (14 kg) of acacia leaves a day.
To learn more about giraffes, visit http://www.birminghamzoo.com/animals/giraffe.html. Shared by The Learning Kingdom http://www.LearningKingdom.com/join.html