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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 27, 2002
"He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another." - Aesop
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto :firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are just content to watch while others do the work. They are called "Spec Taters."
Some people never do anything to help, but are gifted at finding fault with the way others do the work. They are called "Comment Taters."
Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what to do, but don't want to soil their own hands. They are called "Dick Taters."
Some people are always looking to cause problems by asking others to agree with them. It is too hot or too cold, too sour or too sweet. They are called "Agie Taters."
There are those who say they will help, but somehow just never get around to actually doing the promised help. They are called "Hezzie Taters."
Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone they are not. They are called "Emma Taters."
Then there are those who love others and do what they say they will. They are always prepared to stop whatever they are doing and lend a helping hand. They bring real sunshine into the lives of others. They are called "Sweet Taters."
Submitted by Carol Blum
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Items needed for our new Children's Clothes Closet: Disposable diapers, gently used.
Taken from the TBC Bugle,
Submitted by Kiri Hyatt
Don't Know Much About®
The U.S. Supreme Court
Traditionally, the Supreme Court starts its annual sessions on the first Monday in October. With each new session comes the possibility of decisions that will touch the life of every American for years to come. Cloaked in more secrecy than any other branch of government, the court can be a mysterious, confusing place. What do you know about the highest court in the land and its 213-year history?
Try a quick quiz by Kenneth C. Davis, the author of Don't Know Much About History.
1. Today there are nine justices. How many sat on the original court?
2. Which chief justice served longest?
3. Who was the first black justice? The first female justice?
4. What former president became chief justice?
5. The court has had its own building on Washington's Capitol Hill since 1935. But where did it conduct business for most of its history?
1. Six (five associate justices and a chief justice). The number of justices changed several times before the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1869, but since then it has remained at nine. New justices are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
2. John Marshall (1801-35).
3. Thurgood Marshall (1967-91); Sandra Day O'Connor (1981 -present).
4. William Howard Taft (1921-30).
5. In the U.S. Capitol.
Source: USA Weekend, October 4-6, 2002, http://usaweekend.com