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WIT & WISDOM - November 26, 1998
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Anne Frank 
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
THANK YOU GOD
We thank you, God for everything . . .
That we possess today . . .
Our happiness and comfort and . . .
Our democratic way . . .
The freedom of our country that . . .
We struggle to defend . . .
Against whatever enemy . . .
That tyranny may end . . .
We thank You for the turkey and . . .
Delicious dressing too . . .
And for our sweet potatoes we . . .
Are grateful unto you . . .
We thank You, God, for life on earth . . .
And for security . . .
As You have been The Guardian . . .
Of every family . . .
We thank You, God, with all our hearts . . .
On This Thanksgiving Day . . .
And with Your blessing may live . . .
According to Your way.
- PORTRAITS by James J. Metcalfe 
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Twas the night of Thanksgiving, But I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep
The leftovers beckoned --- The dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning with anticipation......
The thought of a snack became infatuation.....
So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
Till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground !!
I crashed through the ceiling. Floating into the sky....
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie,
But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees......
Happy Eating to All!! Pass the Cranberries Please!! 
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A 4-year-old boy who was asked to return thanks before Thanksgiving dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad, the cranberry sauce, the pies, the cakes, even the Cool Whip. Then he paused, and everyone waited-and waited. After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the broccoli, won't he know that I'm lying?" 
No Pilgrim could wear that Pilgrim's hat - wide brim, high crown - unless he owned property worth at least 200 pounds. 
 (Granny's Funnies
 (Jim & Barbra Wiener)
 (George N. via Have A Nice Day
 (Alex via Just 4 Laughs! http://www.GeoCities.com/Hollywood/Set/6993)