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WIT & WISDOM - September 17, 1998

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln [1]


WHAT IF . . .

WHAT IF . . . God couldn't take the time to bless us today because we couldn't take the time to thank Him yesterday?

WHAT IF . . . God decided to stop leading us tomorrow because we did not follow Him today?

WHAT IF . . . We never saw another flower bloom because we grumbled when God sent the rain?

WHAT IF . . . God took away the Bible tomorrow because we would not read it today?

WHAT IF . . . God took away His message because we failed to listen to His messenger?

WHAT IF . . . The door of the church was closed because we did not open to door of our

WHAT IF . . . God stopped loving and caring for us because we failed to love and care for others?

WHAT IF . . . God wouldn't hear us today because we would not listen to Him yesterday?

WHAT IF . . . God answered our prayers the way we answer His call for service? [2]

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies
Ezekial Aikle
Age 102
The Good
Die Young.

In a London, England cemetery:
Ann Mann
Here lies Ann Mann,
Who lived an old maid
But died an old Mann.
Dec. 8, 1767

In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery:
Anna Wallace
The children of Israel wanted bread
And the Lord sent them manna,
Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
And the Devil sent him Anna.

Playing with names in a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:
Here lies
Johnny Yeast
Pardon me
For not rising.

Memory of an accident in a Uniontown, Pennsylvania cemetery:
Here lies the body
of Jonathan Blake
Stepped on the gas
Instead of the brake.

In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:
Here lays Butch,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw. [3]


A little girl was diligently pounding away on her father's word processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read." [4]

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

There's nothing peculiar about Peculiar, Missouri, Frank Gallant learned in researching a book about unusual American place- names. In 1868 the town's first postmaster proposed names that Washington, D.C., kept rejecting. Exasperated, he wrote the Postmaster General asking him to take over the job: "We don't care what name you give us so long as it is sort of peculiar." And so it was. - Some places got their names by accident or error. Correct, Indiana, for example, is incorrect; its residents' choice, Comet, was misread. - National Geographic, August 1998


[1] (Kathryn Souza-Wine)
[2] (The Funnies Andychap@aol.com)
[3] (Mikey's Funnies http://www.YouthSpecialties.com)
[4] (The Funnies Andychap@aol.com)

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