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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 30, 2003
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society are created, strengthened, and maintained. - Winston Churchill
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In the early 1940's Dorothy's husband deserted her and their two young daughters. With little education it was difficult for Dorothy to support herself, let alone two young children. Destitute, Dorothy accepted some help from friends of her brother-in-law. Dr. Jim and his wife Louise agreed to take in Dorothy's oldest daughter, Donna, until she could get on her feet financially.
Donna would stay in the care of this couple for several years. During that time Dr. Jim and Louise seriously considered adopting Donna. It was discussed, but in the end Dorothy did not want to give up custody of her daughter, so the adoption never went forward. That decision would have eternal consequences.
Personally I am very glad that adoption never took place. Why, you ask? Drs. Jim and Louise's second oldest son, Peter (better known to me as dad), would grow up to marry Donna (better known to me as mom). If the adoption had gone through, my parents would have been siblings, and therefore would not have married. If they had never married, I never would have been born.
By Kiri Christina Hyatt
Only daughter of Peter and Donna Hyatt
Oldest granddaughter of Drs. Jim and Louise Hyatt
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping", now I just "chunky dunk".
The early bird still has to eat worms.
The worst thing about accidents in the kitchen is eating them.
Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Qudquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur
- Latin for "Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound."
303,621 - The number of dominoes toppled by Ma Lihua, 24, in an exhibition in Singapore, breaking the 19-year-old world record; Ma put in seven weeks of 13-hour days arranging the dominoes, which took four minutes to fall.
23 - The number of couples who recently got married at the start-finish line of the Bristol Speedway, hours before the start of the Sharpie 5000.
Source: Sports Illustrated, September 1, 2003, http://www.si.com