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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 6, 2003
"But as I look back at my life, it is easy to see that the times when my wisdom and understanding grew to new levels; those times when I approached becoming the person I long to be; it was always the times that followed negative circumstances." - Vic Johnson
Source: Quotes From The Masters, http://MailRoom.DailyInbox.Com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A family in the East was planning a month's vacation to the West Coast. At the last minute the father's work responsibilities prevented him from going, but Mom insisted that she was capable of driving and that she and the kids would go ahead. Dad got out the maps and planned the route and where the family should stop each night.
A couple of weeks later, the father completed his extra work responsibilities. He decided to surprise the family, so he flew to a West Coast city without calling them. Then he took a taxi out into the country on a highway that, according to his travel plan, the family should be driving on later that day.
The taxi driver dropped him off on the side of the road. Dad waited there until he saw the family car coming, then stuck out his thumb as a hitchhiker. As Mom and the kids drove past, they did a double take. One of the kids said, "Hey wasn't that Dad?" Mom screeched to a stop, backed up to the hitchhiker and the family had a joyful reunion.
Later, when a newspaper reporter asked the man why he would do such a crazy thing, he responded, "After I die, I want my kids to be able to say, 'Dad sure was fun, wasn't he?'"
By James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988) pp. 196-197, http://isbn.nu/0842315691
Source: A Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Things to Ponder
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
Who was the first person to say "See that chicken there.... I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it."
Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the car pool lane?
If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?
If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that Acme stuff, why didn't he just buy dinner?
Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?
Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first place?
Submitted by Dave Parker
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The teacher asked, "Who can tell me the rest of the verse beginning, 'Many are called'?
A little girl piped, "I know it - 'Many are called, but few get up.' "
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) May 30, 1911, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha
Are America's gold reserves still stored at Fort Knox?
Yes. Fort Knox still houses the largest portion of the United States' gold reserve. The depository is located adjacent to a military installation and is further guarded by US Treasury Department officials. Fort Knox is pretty well protected. The vault itself is concrete and steel (no cutting through this baby!) The vault door is between twenty and thirty Tons and is rarely opened. It's not easy to open the door, either. It takes several people dialing in separate combinations known only to them. The depository is further protected by sophisticated security and defense systems and the whole fortress has a separate emergency power plant and water system.
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Source: DailyInBox: Trivia, http://your.dailyinbox.com/trivia/