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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 13, 2001
"I plan on growing old much later in life, or maybe not at all." - Patty Carey
Source: Inspiration A Day!, firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Joan was a distraught young woman when she came to work in a friends office. She had two small children and her husband had deserted her. She was desperately trying to make it on her own.
One winter she couldn't afford oil for the furnace. The only heat she and the children had came from the kitchen stove. A few months after starting work her old car broke down and she couldn't get back and forth to work. Fortunately, her employer helped her finance another one.
Joan was so kind, considerate, and thoughtful she was almost out of place in a modern office. Other workers first thought that she was faking it. Eventually they discovered she was totally genuine - every bit as nice a person as she appeared to be. People with troubles, who needed comfort, sought her out. Her smiles, sympathy, and interest became a lift everyone relied on. She developed into a very valuable employee.
We stopped into our friends office one day when they were celebrating Joan's 25th year. A young engineer and his wife from Greece had just stopped in to see her. When he was a boy, Joan had contributed $20 a month for his support and education despite the problems of keeping her own children cared for. By persistent questioning we also discovered something else. He wasn't the only one. Over the years she had also provided support for ten other foreign orphans.
Fortunately, Joan's employer has provided a good pension for her future. We say fortunately, because it is difficult for Joan to keep anything for herself when she sees others in need. That's love.
Source: Bits & Pieces, April 2, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
YOU MIGHT BE FROM GEORGIA, USA IF:
Part 1 of 2 [4-13, 20]
1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
2. "Vacation" means going to the family reunion.
3. You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.
4.You measure distance in minutes.
5. You know several people who have hit a deer.
6. Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
7. Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
8. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "air-conditioning" in the same day.
9. You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
10. Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
11. Stores don't have shopping carts; they have buggies.
12. You see people wearing bib overalls at funerals.
13. You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of the year.
14. You use "fix" as a verb. Example: I am fixing to go to the store.
15. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, or animal.
16. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
Submitted by Sherri Rimmer
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My daughter and her family came to visit for an Easter week-end. We went to the local church where the pastor is a shouting pulpit pounder. During the sermon, my grandson, Griffin, turned to his father and whispered, "Why is the preacher mad at us?" - Asa Sparks
Submitted by Asa Sparks
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Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm