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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 20, 2000
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt
Source: Bits & Pieces, December 9, 1993, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc. Http://www2.ragan.com/html/main.isx?sub=1249
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Michael and I were reading a story about a boy doing his homework who was having trouble with fractions.
He was asked if he would rather have 1/3 of a pizza or 1/10 of a pizza. . .
I stopped and asked Michael, if he had that choice, what he would want.
He said, "I'd rather have 1/10 of a pizza."
I was wondering if he was having the same problem as the kid in the story when he finished, "That way more people could have it."
(Tom Roush via E-zine: TERESA'S JOKERS http://www.eGroups.com/list/jo-jokers/ )
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THINGS CHILDREN SAY & DO:
My oldest son, Dustin, was about 2 years old. When waking him first thing in the morning, my wife and I would often enter his bedroom and declare in bright tones, "Up and at 'em!" He must have decided to beat us to the punch as, early one morning, he came bounding into the master bedroom and awakened us with his inadvertent, Biblical variation: "Up and Eve!" - Larry Roberts
Drilling her students for a test, the history teacher asked if anyone could recite Washington's farewell address. Little TJ raised his hand and replied, "Heaven."
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One year when I was teaching second grade, a new child entered our class mid-year. His name was Daniel, and he brought a special light to our class.
Daniel came over to me one afternoon at the end of the school day. He said, "Ms. Johnson, I have a note for you from my old teacher. It's not on paper though, it's in my head." Daniel leaned over and said, "She wanted me to tell you how lucky you are to have me in your class!"
- By Krista Lyn Johnson from A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Copyright 1997 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Hanoch McCarty & Meladee McCarty
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A family recently moved to New Jersey. The first night as the mother was putting her son, 2 1/2, to bed, she said, "Let's say our prayers to Jesus." And he answered, "Did he move with us, too?"
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
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Why is there no "Q" or "Z" on many telephones? . . .
The telephone's pad of twelve buttons reflects its history. There are three letters on most buttons, except for zero, one, octothorp (#) and the star symbol (*), which have no letters. "Q" and "Z" are usually missing from the list. Why?
Instead of twelve buttons, telephones used to have circular plates with ten holes numbered from zero to nine. To make phone numbers easier to remember, the phone companies assigned letters to the numbers, so people could remember mnemonics like "Charleston" for C-H instead of the first two digits of a number.
Of the ten digits, zero was already used to dial the operator and one was used for internal phone company signals. That left eight numbers to which letters could be assigned. Three letters per number took care of 24 of the alphabet's 26 letters, and the least common letters "Q" and "Z" were left out, but not forever. Many telephones now show "Q" on the seven button, and "Z" on the nine button.
Early work on dial telephone systems:
The history of the telephone:
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