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~~~~~~~ WIT and WISDOM - March 12, 1999
"People who have setbacks and trouble often emerge with values and priorities that are higher and nobler, more sensitivity and understanding of the difficulties of others, and a new appreciation of how much people mean to them." - Bernard Brunstang
(E-zine: DAILY ENCOUNTER http://www.actsweb.org/encounter.htm)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
LOVE IN THE HOME
If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place,
but have not love, I am a housekeeper - not a homemaker.
If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements,
but have not love, my children learn cleanliness - not godliness.
Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
Love is present through the trials.
Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.
Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child,
then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.
Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart.
Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection.
Now I glory in God's perfection of my child.
As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is love.
- Author Unknown
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
ANSWERS FROM STUDENTS ON MUSIC EXAMS
The most dangerous part about playing cymbals is near the nose.
Notes wouldn't be anything without music.
Probably the most marvelous fugue was the one between the Hatfields and the McCoys.
An oboe is a woodwind. . . whatever that is.
Minor keys are those allowable for children composers under 18.
Anyone who can read all the instrument notes at one time gets to be the conductor.
Flats are okay in music but bad in tires.
My favorite instrument is the bassoon. It is so hard to play that people seldom play it. That is why I like the bassoon best.
It is easy to teach anybody to play the maracas. Just grip the neck firmly and shake him in rhythm.
Just about any animal skin can be stretched over a frame to make a pleasant sound once the animal is removed.
"Go Tell Aunt Rhody" will be my favorite song when I am old and in a remembering mood.
The chief value of the 1812 Overture is to help remember the date.
(E-zine: FAST EDDIE'S FUNNIES http://recommend-it.com/l.z.e?s=154533)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
There is a story about a monastery in Europe perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several monks who pulled and tugged with all their strength. Obviously the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was terrifying. One tourist got exceedingly nervous about half-way up as he noticed that the rope by which he was suspended was old and frayed.
With a trembling voice he asked the monk who was riding with him in the basket how often they changed the rope. The monk thought for a moment and answered brusquely, "Whenever it breaks."
(Just 4 Laughs! Http://www.GeoCities.com/Hollywood/Set/6993)
Researchers at NASA have designed a new kind of engine called a scramjet that will make possible a Mach 10 (ten times the speed of sound) airliner!
The new Hypersoar aircraft will be able to fly between San Francisco and Tokyo in only an hour and a half, instead of ten hours. It will fly at ultra-high altitudes, over 100,000 feet. During the flight, the Hypersoar will repeatedly "skip" off the top of the atmosphere, like a stone skipping on the surface of a lake.
Each skip will cover 1200 miles. The plane's engines will fire only at the bottom of the cycle, while it is in the atmosphere. The passengers will experience about 1.5 g's (one and a half times normal gravity) at the bottom, and about two minutes of weightlessness at the top of the arc.
A short article about the hypersoar:
Lawrence Livermore's page, with good pictures:
(E-zine: THE LEARNING KINGDOM http://www.tlk-lists.com/join/)