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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 1, 2003
"Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners."
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
While visiting Dundee, Scotland, an American who had heard much of Robert MacCheyne, one of the "saints of Scotland," was anxious to find some one who could give him a few personal reminiscences of the great preacher. For that purpose he went to see an old man who had known MacCheyne and his preaching.
"Can you tell me some of the texts of MacCheyne's great sermons?" he asked.
"I don't remember them," said the old man, shaking his head.
"Then can you tell me some of the striking sentences he uttered or some of his best sayings?"
"I've forgotten them entirely," was the reply.
The visitor was greatly disappointed. "Well," he said, almost in despair, "don't you remember anything about him at all?"
"Ah," replied the old man, brightening, "that is a different question! One day when I was a laddie playing by the roadside, Robert MacCheyne came along and, laying his hand upon my head, said, 'Jamie, I've been to see your poor sick sister. I'm always glad to see her and help her as I can.' Then he paused and after looking a bit into my eyes added: 'And, Jamie, I'm very much concerned about your own soul.' I've forgotten his texts and grand sermons, sir, but I can still feel the tremble of his hand and see the tear in his eye."
By Ernest Lloyd
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) November 8, 1932, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Part 1 of 2 [Sep. 1, 11]
There was a young lady one fall
Who wore a newspaper dress to a ball.
The dress caught fire
And burned her entire
Front page, sporting section and all.
There once was a young man from Lyme
Who scored a goal for the very first time!
The young man was glad
But his teammates were sad
'Cause he hadn't changed sides at half time!
There once was a lady named Lynn
Who was so uncommonly thin,
That when she assayed
To drink lemonade,
She slipped through the straw and fell in!
By beauty I am not a star.
There are others more handsome by far.
My face I don't mind it.
because I'm behind it.
It's the people in front that I jar.
There once was a boy from Montreal
Who loved to play basketball
For a team he tried out
But if he made it, I doubt
For you see, he was three feet tall!
Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Our Son and Daughter-In-Law found out how the "drive through" has affected their first born. The other day they had to do some banking and when they pulled up to the drive through window the young lady asked how she could help them and our granddaughter quickly asked for an order of chicken nuggets and fries! - By Bill Bates
Submitted by Bill Bates
A thief in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, broke into a glue factory and stole several cans of glue. On his way out he stopped to sniff the glue, passed out, dropped the glue, fell down and became stuck to the factory floor.
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) October 23, 2002, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry