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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 26, 2003
"The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
Submitted by Sharon Hamel
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
There's Another One!
When the subway train I was riding on stopped at Grand Central Terminal, two people got on. They were strangers to each other. I heard the man say, "I never expect to find one on the subway." The woman answered, "Oh, I always pick one up. If you look you'll find one. I collect them." I couldn't figure out what they were talking about until the train pulled into my station and the woman got up to depart as well. She gave me a great big, bright smile, and, of course, I smiled at her. Whereupon the woman turned back to the man and said, "See, there's another one!" And with an air of satisfaction she left the train.
By Jean Scwhartzstein, quoted by Lawrence van Gelder in the New York "Times." Quoted in "Reader's Digest," September 1980
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2003 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Where's My Oscar?
Some actors and directors who've never won an Oscar (honorary awards don't count):
Edward G. Robinson
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) March 24, 2003, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A colleague at the airport found a cell phone in one of the boarding areas. She switched it on, hoping a caller would identify the owner. It rang and she answered, but there was no response. When it rang a second time, another woman employee answered it and the same thing happened.
Moments later, a supervisor came by and picked up the ringing phone. "This is Bob, may I help you?"
"Bob," the bewildered woman caller finally replied. "Where is Bill, and who are those two women he is with?"
Contributed by Laura Sparks
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) June 2000, http://www.readersdigest.com/
How did a case of polio inspire a classic game?
While Eleanor Abbott of San Diego, California was recuperating from polio in the 1940s, she occupied herself with devising games and activities for youngsters who had polio. One of her inventions was called "Candy Land." Her young friends liked the game so much, she submitted it to Milton Bradley Company where it was immediately accepted. Since then, Candy Land has been recognized internationally as a "child's first game."
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com