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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 22, 1999
"The time to relax is when you don't have the time for it." - Bits & Pieces, July 22, 1993
(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
THE GIRL I USED TO BE
She came tonight as I sat alone..
The girl I used to be....
And she gazed at me with her earnest eye
And questioned reproachfully:
Have you forgotten the many plans
And hopes I had for you?
The great career, the splendid fame,
All the wonderful things to do?
Where is the mansion of stately height
With all its gardens rare?
The silken robes that I dreamed for you
And the jewels in your hair?
And as she spoke, I was very sad
For I wanted her pleased with me...
This slender girl from the shadowy past
The girl that I used to be.
So gently rising, I took her hand
And guided her up the stairs
Where peacefully sleeping, my babies lay
innocent, sweet, and fair.
And I told her that these are my only gems,
And precious they are to me;
That silken robes is my motherhood
Of costly simplicity.
And my mansion of stately height is love,
And the only career I know
Is serving each day in these sheltered walls
For the dear ones who come and go.
And as I spoke to my shadowy guest,
She smiled through her tears at me.
And I saw the woman that I am now
It pleased the girl I used to be.
- Author unknown
(E-zine: TIDBITS DAILY DEVOTIONAL http://members.aol.com/champ7/Tidbits.htm )
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
". . . Questions Asked by Banff Park Tourists," as heard at the information kiosks(1) manned by Parks Canada staff. (The only dumb(2) question is the question that is not asked. When you already know the answer some questions sound funny, And so follows the questions. - Richard)
How do the elk know they're supposed to cross at the "Elk Crossing" signs?
At what elevation does an elk become a moose?
Are the bears with collars tame?
Is there anywhere I can see the bears pose?
Is it okay to keep an open bag of bacon on the picnic table, or should I store it in my tent?
Where can I find Alpine Flamingos?
Did I miss the turnoff for Canada?
Where does Alberta end and Canada begin?
Do you have a map of the State of Jasper?
Is this the part of Canada that speaks French, or is that Saskatchewan?
Which is the way to the Columbia Ricefields?
How far is Banff from Canada?
What's the best way to see Canada in a day?
Do they search you at the B.C. border?
When we enter B.C. do we have to convert our money to British pounds?
Are there phones in Banff?
Where can I get my husband really, REALLY, lost??
(Kerry Carlson via E-zine: TWISTED STRAW Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_SR)
(2) There were some "thoughtless" questions I did not include to keep from embarrassing humanity. - Richard :)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After her small son fell into the pond and came home dripping, the exasperated mother sent him to his room while she washed and dried his clothes. A little later, she heard a commotion in the back yard. She called out "Are you out there wetting your pants again?"
There was dead silence for a moment. Then a deep masculine voice answered meekly, "No, ma'am, I'm just reading the meter."
(E-zine: DIVERSIONS DIGEST http://www.worldstart.com/diversions.htm )
(1) Did you wonder just what a "kiosk" was?
WWWebster Dictionary: kiosk
1 : an open summerhouse or pavilion
2 : a small structure with one or more open sides that is used to vend merchandise (as newspapers) or services (as film developing)