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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 29, 2000
"We can not always choose our path in life, but we can choose how we will walk in it - as victims or victors." - By Minnie S. Davis
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) December 26, 1900, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Submitted by: Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
THINGS I WISH FOR YOU
- A Message from Paul Harvey
We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better. I'd really like for them to know about hand-me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I really would. My cherished grandson, I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen. I hope you have a job by then. It will be good if at least one time you can see a baby calf born and your old dog put to sleep. I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him. When you want to see a Disney movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him. I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. On rainy days when you have to catch a ride I hope your driver doesn't have to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your mom. If you want a slingshot, I hope your dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books. When you learn to use those new fangled computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head. I hope you get razzed by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what Ivory soap tastes like. May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on the stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. I hope you get sick when someone blows cigar smoke in your face. If you must try beer, I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend. I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your grandpa and go fishing with your uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and the joy of holidays. I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through a neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster of Paris mold of your hand. These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness.
Submitted by: Cheri Thomas via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
If you don't like the way I'm driving, YOU come get these handcuffs off!
Don't look back, they might be gaining on you.
Drive defensively - buy a tank.
I may be slow but I'm ahead of you!
On the back of an old pickup: If this truck was a horse, I'd have to shoot it.
If you can read this, you are in phaser range.
Get in - buckle up - pipe down - and hold on!
Support your State Troopers - Drive really fast.
Source: The Funnies, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Memorial Day weekend was coming up, and the nursery school teacher took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism. "We live in a great country," she said. "One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free."
One little boy came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said, . . . "I'm not free. I'm four."
Source: Teresa's Jokers, jo-jokers- email@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
The present population would have developed from a single family in just 4,000 years if the growth rate were reduced to only 0.5 per cent per year. That's FOUR TIMES less than the present rate of growth at 2 per cent. Which would easily allow for long periods of NO growth due to famines and war.
Now, if man has had 1 million years of population growth...
1. We would have 25,000 generations, (40 years each)
2. Increased at only 0.5 %
3. Showing only 2.5 children per family
Results would be a 10 with 2100 zeros after it... However, if we go back to approx. 5000 years we come up with the present population of 5 billion people.
Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodderfirstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org