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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 26, 2003
"We only do well the things we like doing." - Colette
Source: The Daily Delight!, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The day before Thanksgiving I was down to my last delivery. I was tired, feeling distinctly un-Thanksgivingish. I groaned when I saw the address. It was 40 miles away via a narrow, curving canyon road. Why did I get "stuck" with this visit?
The form from social services said the family had no telephone, so I struck out, trying to follow sketchy directions. A local pointed me to a small, neat house. When I knocked, two women and a 12-year-old girl all came to the door. They appeared to be grieving - and certainly were not expecting a guest.
I introduced myself. "Did someone from social services get in touch with you?" I asked. When they said, "No," I explained what I was doing, "Would you be able to use a container of food donated by our hospital employees?"
The sisters embraced and sobbed, nodding their assent. I eyed the bare kitchen, remembering leftover groceries in my van. I hauled in a dozen bags of food. Eventually the women explained that their father had died the week before. He was their sole breadwinner, Now, they didn't know how they would survive. "How did you know to knock on our door?" they exclaimed, "The only food we have is two TV dinners we're saving for Thanksgiving Day. And now - this!"
By Chaplain Ron Hyrchuk
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
How to Liven up Thanksgiving Dinner
Open the oven, shove hunks of Velveeta into the turkey while it cooks. Tell mom it adds the coolest flavor.
Shoot olive pits at Grandpa ( just pinch them in your fingers and they FLY!!)
Bring along old recorded football games, pop them in the VCR when Dad's not looking.
Suck your cranberry sauce loudly through a straw.
Hold your nose while you eat.
Mid-meal turn to mom and say, "See mom, I told you they wouldn't notice, you were worried for nothing."
Load your plate up high, then take it to the kitchen, toss it all in the blender, and take your "shake" back to the table.
Announce that you've got a new fear of choking.
Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An off-ramp of a freeway in Long Beach, CA, has been torn up for years. Recently, someone put up a handmade sign reading, "Scientists tell us that the sun will burn out in one and a half billion years. It is sad that this contractor will have to finish working in the dark."
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Bad News for Tall Men
Greater height appears to be a factor in an increased risk of prostate cancer in men over age 50. Investigators studied 1,634 men who had prostate cancer, looking at such factors as height, weight, and body mass index. Surprisingly, they found no relationship between weight or body mass index to prostate cancer in men over age 50. But height appears to be a factor.
For men over 72 inches (six feet) in height and over age 50, there was a 32 percent greater risk of prostate cancer. Tall men over age 60 had a 24 percent greater risk. While the researchers termed their results preliminary, they are continuing to seek additional information regarding this curious connection.
From: American College of Preventive Medicine, http://www.acpm.org/
Source: Vibrant Life, http://www.vibrantlife.com/
Submitted by Nancy Simpson