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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 26, 2000
Whatever you dislike in another person be sure to correct in yourself. - Author Unknown
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"I will never leave you, nor forsake you." -- Jesus (Hebrews 13:8)
Many will know the story of how, on New Year's Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played the University of California in the annual Rose Bowl football game. In that game a man named Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for California. Unfortunately he became confused and began running the wrong way. One of his teammates, Benny Lom, overtook and tackled him just before he scored for the opposing team.
This was during the first half. Everyone was wondering what Coach Nibbs Price would do with Roy Riegels in the second half. During the half-time break Riegels sat alone in a corner, wrapped a blanket around his shoulders, put his hands in his face and cried like a baby.
Three minutes before the start of the second half Coach Price looked at the team and said, "Men, the same team that played the first half will start the second."
Riegels never moved. The coach called him and again he never moved. Coach Price went over to where Riegels sat and said, "Roy, didn't you hear me? The same team that played the first half will start the second."
Reigels said, "Coach, I can't do it to save my life. I've ruined you. I've ruined the University of California. I've ruined myself. I couldn't face that crowd in the stadium to save my life."
Then Coach Price reached out and put his hand on Riegels' shoulder and said, "Roy, get up and go on back, the game is only half over."
Roy Reigels went back. Those Tech men will tell you they have never seen a man lay football as Roy Riegels played that second half.
And isn't that what God does for you and me?
Source: Daily Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
DICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS (O - Z)
Part 3 of 3 [May 5, 16, 26]
Compiled by WITandWISDOM(tm) 2000
Organic . . . organ repairman
Outpatient . . . a person who has fainted
Paralyze . . . two far fetched stories
Post-Operative . . . a letter carrier
Protein . . . in favor of young people
Recovery Room . . . place to upholster furniture
Rectum . . . what happened to the corvette
Saline . . . where you go on your boyfriend's boat
Secretion . . . hiding something
Seizure . . . Roman Emperor
Serum . . . what you do when you barbecue steaks
Tablet . . . a small table
Terminal Illness . . . getting sick at the airport
Tibia . . . country in north Africa
Tumor . . . an extra pair
Urine . . . opposite of you're out
Varicose . . . nearby
Vein . . . conceited
Vitamin . . . what you do when friends stop by for a visit
Do you have a "medical term" that could be added to the section O - Z?
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I was hitchhiking the other day, and a hearse stopped. I said, "No thanks - I'm not going that far."
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Why are the people of the Netherlands called Dutch? . . .
Here's a country that has two names, the Netherlands and Holland. But the people who live there are called Dutch, which seems to have nothing to do with either. As Lewis Carroll wrote in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this gets "curiouser and curiouser!"
Netherlands comes from "nether," meaning low, in this case with respect to sea level. Holland, only one of the Netherlands' provinces, so overshadows the others that its name is often used to refer to the whole country.
Dutch comes from diets, pronounced "deets," which is what the people living here originally called themselves. When the English tried to pronounce it, it came out "Dutch." Today the country's government says that its people are "Netherlanders." But foreigners don't seem to give a hoot and still call them Dutch.
From: Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? By David Feldman
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