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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 11, 2002
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Sir Winston Churchill
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Mrs. West had been a church member for several years, but her husband was not a believer and did not see any sense in paying tithe. Because she felt that she must not only pay tithe but should also have her own money for offerings, she took a Stanley Products dealership.
One night she and her husband were checking over the receipts for the week, and both counted the money carefully. Then Mrs. West took out the tithe money and laid it aside. Once more they counted what was left, and to their complete astonishment they had the same amount as before! Mr. West was so impressed that he was willing for their whole income to be tithed.
But times grew a little hard, and Mr. West began to wonder how they could spare that tithe money each month. The more he thought of it, the more he concluded that one month's failure to pay their tithe would not make any difference; hence the tithe was not put aside.
The very next day the washing machine broke down, and the repairs on it cost the exact amount of their unpaid tithe. It so frightened him that he said to his wife, "Please pay the tithe immediately." They have been faithful tithe payers ever since.
Source: 501 Illustrations, By Robert H. Pierson, Copyright (c) 1965, Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
What's the Question? . . . The answer was "Falling Stars."
"What happened when Betsy Ross first used cheap thread?"
--Warren Culp, New Hyde Park, NY
"What do you see at an ice-skating rink in Hollywood?"
-- Pat & Jane Dallet, Tallahassee, FL
"What does a Texan call a broken pull-down attic ladder?"
-- Eric Woltman, Pasadena, MD
If the law of gravity were repealed what would we see in the sky?"
---Elaine McGovern, Mesa AZ
Parade Magazine - April 20, 1997
Submitted by Nadine Davis
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
SIGN OF THE TIMES
Seen outside a church in Florida:
Count your blessings. Recounts are okay.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
A South African woman thought her electricity bills were high. Minnie Meyer complained for years about the size of the bill for her flat in Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal.
Landlord Leslie Swan said: "She has always complained about the high electricity bills. I have looked into the problem before and found she was using a lot more electricity than her neighbor - a woman who was always cooking and baking."
The 92-year-old widow's landlord eventually convinced the local council to install a new meter and workers made an interesting discovery. Her meter was connected to three street lights and had been for 35 years.
The Ladysmith-Emnambithi Municipality says it's the fault of the old Colenso Town Council. Reports don't say if the woman wants compensation.
Source: Absolute Humor, http://AbsoluteRobeo.com