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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 7, 2002
Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Submitted by Alice Bryan
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
During the American Revolution a group of exhausted soldiers were struggling to repair a wall of stone and dirt to protect them from enemy bullets.
One soldier was shouting instructions, but made no move to help the others. An officer in plain clothing happened to ride by, and asked the man why he wasn't helping.
"Sir," he retorted, "I am a corporal!"
The officer apologized, got down from his horse, and helped the soldiers himself.
When the work was done, he turned to the corporal. "Mr. Corporal," he said, "next time you have a job like this and not enough men to do it, go to your commander in chief, and I will come and help you again."
The corporal hadn't recognized General George Washington.
Source: Nascent Dew Drops, http://nascentdewdrops.com/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
How to speak as a native from the southern United States
(We love you and hope you can understand us. :o)
Part 1 of 4 [August 7, 14, 21, 28]
Aig - what a hen lays
Aints - He's got aints in his paints
Paints - what cha put on your laigs of a mornin
Arn - Ma's tard of arnin
Bag - He bagged her to marry him
Bobbed - A bobbed wire fence
Bresh - He had a bresh with the law, and the law won.
Bub - the light bub burned out
Cheer - what you set in
Crick - a small stream
Clum - he sure clum that tree fastern any 'coon
Chiny - country over in Asia
Chuch duds - Sunday go-to-meetin clothes
Core - He got hisself a new Ford core
Cyow - Animal on Farm
Deppity - He helps out the shurf
Dribbed - He dribbed milk on his shirt
Dainz - Satidy night social
Ellum - A graceful tree
Fanger - what you put your rang on
To be continued . . .
Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A pastor received the following note from a member that had been encouraged by the preaching: "You can't imagine what your preaching meant to me. It was like water for somebody who's drowning!"
Submitted by Walt Groff
The Internet Archive
According to the founder of the Internet Archive, the average life span of a Web page is 100 days. But not here. The archive's Wayback Machine let you surf through Web history from pages dating to the frontier days of 1996. Forget irritating "File not found" messages. The Wayback Machine has archived over 10 billion Web pages that otherwise would have been lost.
Source PCWorld, August 2002, http://www.pcworld.com