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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 10, 2002
I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
Source: The Complete Live and Learn and Pass It On, By Brown, H. Jackson, Published by Thomas Nelson (Mar 1, 1998), ISBN: 1558535829, http://isbn.nu/1558535829/
Submitted by Elisa Wimer
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Another Father's Help
When my brother was 30, he decided to look for his birth family. We had both been adopted. His birth father still lived in the same town in Texas in which we were born. During their first visit, my brother's birth father asked him about his adoptive parents. When my brother told him our dad's name, his birth father couldn't believe it. He said that not only did he know our dad, but he had also sent work to our dad's small insulation company when it was struggling to stay in business. God had been providing for my brother and our family through his own birth father.
By Rena Neil, Aztec, N.M.
Source: Focus on the Family - November 2002 http://www.family.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
KIDS START WITH A CLICHÉ
I teach fourth grade at Westlake Elementary School in Ventura County, California. As a fun assignment, I gave the students the beginning of a list of famous sayings and asked them to provide original endings for each one. Here are some examples of what my students submitted.
The grass is always greener . . . when you leave the sprinkler on.
A rolling stone . . . plays the guitar.
A bird in the hand . . . is a real mess.
It's always darkest . . . just before I open my eyes.
You have nothing to fear . . . but homework.
A penny saved is . . . nothing in the real world.
The squeaking wheel . . . gets annoying.
We have nothing to fear . . . but our principal.
To err is human. . . . To eat a muskrat is not.
The grass is always greener . . . when you remember to water it.
I think, . . . therefore I get a headache.
Better to light a candle . . . than to light an explosive.
Early to bed and early to rise . . . is first in the bathroom.
There is nothing new . . . under the bed.
Lesly Vick via Dear Abby Column
Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, (Discontinued) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/McHawList
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Christmas was fast approaching when my friend Dawn reminded her eight-year-old son. Ken, that he would soon be visiting with Santa Claus. He seemed unusually resistant to the idea.
"You do believe in Santa, don't you? " Dawn finally asked her son.
He thought hard, then said, "Yes, but I think this is the last year."
Contributed by Penny Harrison Gill
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) December 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com
Can you freeze gasoline?
Not really - Gasoline has no specific freezing point - it freezes at any temperature between -180 and -240 degrees Fahrenheit. When gasoline freezes, it never solidifies totally, but resembles gum or wax.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com