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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 18, 2001
I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less the issue, and what you are is the point. - Susan Sarandon, American actress
Source: Bits & Pieces, February 1, 1996, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Eight-year-old Frank had looked forward for weeks to this particular Saturday because his father had promised to take him fishing if the weather was suitable. There hadn't been any rain for weeks and as Saturday approached, Frank was confident of the fishing trip. But, wouldn't you know it, when Saturday morning dawned, it was raining heavily and it appeared that it would continue all day.
Frank wandered around the house, peering out the windows and grumbling more than a little. "Seems like the Lord would know that it would have been better to have the rain yesterday than today," he complained to his father who was sitting by the fireplace, enjoying a good book. His father tried to explain to Frank how badly the rain was needed, how it would make the flowers grow and bring much needed moisture to the farmers' crops. But Frank was adamant. "It just isn't right," he said over and over.
Then, about three o'clock, the rain stopped. Still time for some fishing, and quickly the gear was loaded and they were off to the lake. Whether it was the rain or some other reason, the fish were biting hungrily and father and son returned with a full string of fine, big fish.
At supper, when some of the fish were ready, Frank's mom asked him to say grace. Frank did - and concluded his prayer by saying, "And, Lord, if I sounded grumpy earlier today it was because I couldn't see far enough ahead."
From: Illustrations Unlimited, by Hewett, James S. (editor), p.314, Published by Tyndale House Pub, ISBN: 0842315691, http://design.isbn.nu/0842315691
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2001 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When You Don't Know What to Say
Part 7 of 7 [Aug 17, 27, Sep 7, 17, 27, Oct 8, 18]
Excerpts From Student Science Exam Papers:
To remove air from a flask, fill it with water, tip the water out, and put the cork in quick before the air can get back in.
The Earth makes one resolution every 24 hours.
The cuckoo bird does not lay his own eggs.
Parallel lines never meet, unless you bend one or both of them.
Algebraical symbols are used when you do not know what you are talking about.
For fractures: to see if the limb is broken, wiggle it gently back and forth.
Source: Joke of the Day, http://www.joker.org/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
For months he had been her devoted admirer. Now, at long last, he had collected up sufficient courage to ask her the most momentous of all questions:
"There are quite a lot of advantages to being a bachelor," he began, "but there comes a time when one longs for the companionship of another being - a being who will regard one as perfect, as an idol; whom one can treat as one's absolute own; who will be kind and faithful when times are hard; who will share one's joys and sorrows."
To his delight he saw a sympathetic gleam in her eyes.
Then she nodded in agreement.
Finally, she responded, "I think its a great idea! Can I help you choose which puppy to buy?"
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies
THE HOLE TRUTH
Some U. S. colleges now require all entering freshmen to have a computer. But that's a minor requirement compared with what a 1971 law has obliged each of the seven million citizens of Switzerland to possess: a fallout shelter. If they don't actually own one, they must arrange for access to a community shelter.
Consequently there are 260,000 personal fallout shelters in the country. But with the end of the Cold War many people have adapted the shelters for other purposes, such as wine cellars.
I have a suggestion. What do they do with the cheese that's punched out to make the holes in Switzerland's most famous product? What could be more appropriate then to store it in a hole in the ground?
From: The Wall Street Journal, http://public.wsj.com/
Source: MailBits.com Trivia, Copyright (c) 1998-2001. All rights reserved. Http://MailBits.com/