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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 23, 2000
When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane, going the wrong way. - Author Unknown
(E-zine: THE FUNNIES Mailto:email@example.com)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
By Alice Hansche Mortenson
I prayed for healing
but pain still lingered on.
I prayed for sunshine
but He sent storms, not calm.
I prayed for sleep
upon my restless bed;
but in the dark
He taught me things instead.
I prayed for usefulness
or else - sweet Heaven's gate.
He whispered low, "They also serve
who only pray and wait."
(E-zine: SENTIMENT FOR THE SOUL http://www.gcnhome.com )
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Hanging in the hallway at Whites High School in Wabash, Ind., are the basketball team pictures from the past 40 years. A player in the center of the front row in each picture holds a basketball identifying the year -- "62-63," "63-64," "64-65," etc. One day I spotted a freshman looking curiously at the photos. Turning to me, he said, "Isn't it strange how the teams always lost by one point?" - Author Unknown
(E-zine: KITTY'S DAILY MEWS Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
This story reminds me of an experience that I had recently. I made a deposit to my wife's and my joint checking account. I then went to the new accounts representative to open a savings account. As I was waiting for her to process the paperwork I was looking at the receipt for the checking account deposit. I noticed that the last line said "Thank you, Richard." I am one who likes to figure out how things work, especially with computers. So I asked the new accounts representative, "How did the computer know that it was I and not my wife that made the deposit. Did the teller press a key to indicate which one was making the deposit?" "No." she said, "The name of the teller is Richard." - Richard Wimer :o)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. - Niels Bohr
(E-zine: DAILY BITS http://www.DailyBits.com )
Some new stats on economic inequality as of 1999:
"The top 1 percent of households has more wealth than the entire bottom 95 percent combined... Since 1977, the top 1 percent has doubled its share of the nation's wealth to 40 percent.... According to Business Week, the annual salary of top U.S. executives CEO is now 419 times the annual wages of the average American worker... One in five children in the U.S. will now grow up in poverty..."
(S. Morgan Friedman http://www.westegg.com/cliche/ )