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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 19, 1999
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THINGS CHILDREN SAY & DO:
My husband was working in the yard when our three-year-old son, Ryan, came running over to report that a baby duck had fallen into a deep fence-post hole and couldn't get out. After several unsuccessful attempts to rescue the tiny duckling, my husband tried to break the news to Ryan that the duck might not make it.
Unwilling to give up, Ryan said, "Dad, why don't we float him out?"
We filled the hole gently with water and, to our great relief and delight, the duckling floated to the top and waddled away unharmed. - Dianne Hayes in Reader's Digest
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Susie asked her Sunday School class to draw pictures of their favorite bible stories. She was puzzled by Jimmy's picture which showed four people on an airplane, so she asked him which story it was meant to represent.
"The flight to Egypt," said Jimmy.
"I see . . . And that must be Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus," Ms. Susie said. "But who's the fourth person?"
"Oh, that's Pontius - the Pilot!"
(Theresa Giullari via E-zine: BILL'S PUNCH LINE Mailto:bills-punch-line- firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was teaching three-year-olds in pre-kindergarten. Every day at meals or snack time this little boy would refuse to wash his hands. This went on for about three weeks, to show his independence I assume. Finally one day I told him that he wouldn't receive his snack until he washed his hands. I explained that even Jesus washed before meal times because we have germs that can make us sick. The little boy looked up at me with his arms crossed, stamping his foot and said "Jesus and germs!!! that's all I hear about around this place!" - By Deb Mailto:email@example.com
I was helping my two-year-old with his prayers one night trying to keep it simple but profound. I would say a line and he would repeat it, which worked fine until we got to a point where his own response seemed more appropriate: I said "Thank You for my many blessings," and he naturally responded with, "You're welcome."
(Rob via E-zine: KEITH'S MOSTLY CLEAN HUMOR Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?body=subscribe%20mchawlist%0d%0aexit)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
SOME THINGS MONEY CAN'T BUY
- Author Unknown
A button for a coat of paint.
Sheets for an oyster bed.
False teeth for a river's mouth.
Music for a rubber band.
Shoes for a walking stick.
A saddle for a clothes horse!
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A feisty 70 year old woman had to call a furnace repairman. After a quick inspection the man put some oil into the motor and handed her a $70 bill for labor. "Labor charges!" she exclaimed. "It only took you five minutes." The repairman explained that his company had a minimum one-hour charge on every house call. "Well, I want my remaining 55 minutes of labor," the lady responded, and she handed him a rake. He spent the next 55 minutes in her yard bagging leaves.
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