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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 17, 2000
A ship is safe in harbor - but that's not what ships are for. - John A Shedd
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
GOD KNOWS . . .
- Author Unknown
When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts . . .
God knows how hard you have tried.
When you've cried so long and your heart is in anguish . . .
God has counted your tears.
If you feel that your life is on hold and time has passed you by . . .
God is waiting with you.
When you're lonely and your friends are too busy even for a phone call . . .
God is by your side.
When you think you've tried everything and don't know where to turn . . .
God has a solution.
When nothing makes sense and you are confused or frustrated . . .
God has the answer.
If suddenly your outlook is brighter and you find traces of hope . . .
God has whispered to you.
When things are going well and you have much to be thankful for . . .
God has blessed you.
When something joyful happens and you are filled with awe . . .
God has smiled upon you.
When you have a purpose to fulfill and a dream to follow . . .
God has opened your eyes and called you by name.
Remember that wherever you are or whatever you are facing . . .
(Lynda Walcker, Heather Eick)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY READING LIST
Military Agriculture / by Colonel O'Corn
Exotic Irish Plants / by Phil O'Dendron
Irish Dentistry / by Perry O'Dontal
Green Lawn Chairs / by Patty O'Furniture
Irish First Aid / by R.U. O'Kaye
Irish Flooring / by Lynn O'Leum
The Irish Heart Surgeon / by Angie O'Plasty
Smoker's Cough / by Nick O'Teen
The LA Lakers' Breakfast / by Kareem O'Wheat
I Say So! / by Frank O. Pinion
Not Bogged Down In Reality / by Jason Rainbows
Wouldn't You Know It / by Murphy Slaw
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
REFLECTIONS ON GETTING OLDER . . .
You're getting old when you don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along.
Statistics show that at the age of seventy, there are five women to every man. Isn't that an ironic time for a guy to get those odds?
Middle age is when it takes longer to rest than to get tired.
The aging process could be slowed down if it had to work its way through Congress.
Why do so many Irish names begin with "O'?"
I wonder how many people who will be affecting an Irish accent will know just what this name form is all about.
It reflects a practice found in many cultures: the use of the "patronymic." Last names originated in the Middle Ages when men, who embodied the continuity of the family, started to be identified by their relationship to their immediate ancestors. The son of David, for example, might take the name Davidson.
The Scots used "Mac," which meant "the son of," for this purpose. And so with the Irish and the "O'," except here it meant "the grandson of, " possibly because one of the first to use it, Teigue, grandson of Brian, High-King of the Irish in the 11th century, started to call himself Ua Briain (Gaelic for O'Brian) after his famous grandfather.
Source: ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
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