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WITandWISDOM - February 2, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Heal the past. Live the present. Dream the future." - Author Unknown

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm


- Author Unknown

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true,
One life can make the difference,
You see, it's up to you!

Source: This and That milady@mediaone.net

Submitted by Sharon Hamel

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


1. After your humans give you a bath, DON'T LET THEM TOWEL DRY YOU! Instead, run to their bed, jump up and dry yourself off on the sheets. This is especially good if it's right before your humans' bedtime.

2. Act like a convicted criminal. When the humans come home, put your ears back, tail between your legs, chin down and act as if you have done something really bad. Then, watch as the humans frantically search the house for the damage they think you have caused. (Note: This only works when you have done absolutely nothing wrong.)

3. Let the humans teach you a brand new trick. Learn it perfectly. When the humans try to demonstrate it to someone else, stare blankly about.

4. Make your humans be patient. When you go outside to go potty, sniff around the entire yard as your humans wait. Act as if the spot you choose to go potty will ultimately decide the fate of the earth.

5. Wake up twenty minutes before the alarm clock is set to go off and make the humans take you out for your morning potty. As soon as you get back inside, fall asleep. (Humans can rarely fall back asleep after going outside, this will drive them nuts!)

6. When out for a walk, alternate between choking and coughing every time a strange human walks by.

7. Make your own rules. Don't always bring back the stick when playing fetch with the humans. Make them go and chase it once in a while.

8. Hide from your humans. When your humans come home, don't greet them at the door. Instead, hide from them, and make them think something terrible has happened to you. (Don't reappear until one of your humans is panic-stricken and close to tears).

9. When your human calls you to come back in, always take your time. Walk as slowly as possible back to the door.

Source: Teresa's Jokers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jo-jokers/


A visitor to Texas once asked, "Does it ever rain out here?"

"Yes, it does," replied the rancher. "Do you remember that part in the Bible when it rained for 40 days and 40 nights?"

"Yes, I'm familiar with Noah's flood," the visitor said.

"Well," said the rancher, "we got two and a half inches during that spell."

Source: Joke Review http://joke_review.listbot.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

In 1943, a crack opened up in the middle of a Mexican cornfield, and volcanic dust and gases began to spew out. Within hours, a brand new volcano had formed!

The Paricutin volcano, which eventually covered two villages and annihilated 25 square kilometers of forest, remained active until 1952. Today, its black cinder cone looms 424 meters tall.

Volcanoes like Paricutin are part of the Pacific "Rim of Fire," a long belt of volcanoes that encircles the Pacific ocean. They form when melted rock pushes up underneath a continent. This occurs as a result of subduction, when one section of the crust (the hard outer layer of the planet) pushes under another section.

Here's a page about the Paricutin volcano:

Here's another Paricutin page:

Source: THE LEARNING KINGDOM http://www.tlk-lists.com/join/

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