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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 18, 2002

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are who already possess it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Source: DailyThought http://www.sperience.net/lists/signlist.html#thought

Subj ects: Happiness

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

A sea captain and his chief engineer were arguing over who was most important to the ship. To prove their point to each other, they decided to swap places. The chief engineer ascended to the bridge, and the captain went to the engine room.

Several hours later, the captain suddenly appeared on deck covered with oil and dirt. "Chief!" he yelled, waving aloft a monkey wrench. "You have to get down there: I can't make her go!"

"Of course you can't," replied the chief. "She's aground!"

On a team we don't excel each other; we depend on each other.

Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose

Subjects: Pride, Teamwork

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

HERE COMES THE GROOM

Fed up with the way the bride invariably steals the show at her own wedding, the university at which Rob Tombes works (exact school unknown) carried in its news weekly its own "unbiased" account of his recent marriage to Mary Beth Snyder:

Mr. Robert Tombes, son of Dr. and Mrs. Averett Tombes of Fairfax, Va., became the bridegroom of Miss Mary Elizabeth Snyder today at Fairfax Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Tombes was attended by his brother Thomas Hamilton Tombes as best man. As the groom approached the altar he was the cynosure of all eyes. Blushing handsomely, he replied to the questions of the clergyman in low but firm tones. He was charmingly clad in a 3-piece suit consisting of coat, vest and pants. The coat, of some dark material, was draped handsomely about the shoulders and tastefully gathered under the arms. A touching story was current among the guests that the coat was the one worn by his father and grandfather on their wedding days. Mr. Tombes would neither affirm nor deny the truth of this sentimental touch. The vest was sleeveless and met in the front. It was gracefully fashioned with pockets and at the back was held together by a strap and buckle of the same material.

The groom's pants were of some dark material, and were suspended from the waist, falling in a straight line almost to the floor. The severe simplicity of the garment was relieved by the right pantelet which was caught up about four inches from the floor by a Boston Brighton worn underneath, revealing just the artistic glimpse of leather, laced with string of the same color. The effect was rather chic.

Beneath the vest the groom wore blue galluses attached to the pants fore and aft and passing in a graceful curve over each shoulder. His neck was encircled with a collar characterized by a delicate sawedge, and around the collar a cravat was loosely knotted so that it rode up under his left ear with a studied effect of carelessness which marks supreme artistry in dress.

The best man's costume was essentially the same as the groom's, and as the two stood at the altar, a hush of awed admiration enveloped the audience.

As Miss Snyder led the groom from the nuptials, it was noted that she wore the conventional white veil and orange blossoms.

From: Alan Smith's Thought for the Day Devotional, http://www.tftd-online.com

Source: Monday Fodder dgaufaaa@i ohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder

Subjects: Weddings, Language

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

"The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers." - Dave Barry

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies

Subjects: Pride, Driving

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The shortage of affordable housing in New York City has often forced people to accept living quarters far short of ideal. But the house at 75 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village, really takes the cake: it's 9 feet wide.

The dimensions may have created some problems, but at least it hasn't induced narrow-mindedness. Residents have included poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and actor John Barrymore.

From: The Book of New York Firsts, By Moscow, Henry, Published by Syracuse Univ Pr ess (Feb 1, 1995), ISBN: 0815603088, http://isbn.nu/0815603088

Source: MailBits.com Trivia, Copyright (c) 1998-2002 All rights reserved http://MailBits.com/

Subjects: Houses


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