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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 25, 2004
Message on a cup: 'In An ideal world, life would be sipped slowly.'
Source: Sunday Funnies, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
You have no idea what this means! We've both been out of work for months!" the pregnant woman said to me as we hauled in the last sack of toys and box of food. Her living room was decorated for Christmas, but the spot under the tree was bare. So were her cupboards.
It all began over a loaf of banana bread delivered by students at for Thanksgiving. When a note arrived a few days later, our eyes filled with tears.
"To the students and staff who left such a sweet Thanksgiving treat and card –
"Tuesday afternoon when I put my 3-year-old down for a nap, she said, 'Mommy, I'm hungry.' I truly had next to nothing in my cupboards and no way to purchase anything. I told her, 'We'll have something when you wake up,' and lay down with her. When I woke up, I remembered having heard a knock while we were sleeping. I checked the front door to find a sweet card and a loaf of banana bread! What a timely blessing. Please know that God used you today to bring my little one a snack. Thank you so much."
The note was posted at school and church, and soon the office was filled with food and gifts, including some gift cards to local food stores. When it got closer to Christmas, some students and I delivered the gifts.
Imagine my horror a few months later to find in my purse a food card handed to me at church. Quickly I drove over to the address on the envelope and knocked on the door. I tried rehearsing several excuses, but when the father opened the door, the look on his face stopped me short. "Is that food card for us?" he asked.
"Yes. I'm so sorry; it was in the bottom of my purse."
"Honey! You won't believe this!" he whispered to someone else in the room as tears formed in his eyes. Taking the card gingerly in his hands, he said, "We just were at the kitchen table. I looked at my wife and I said, It's tithe or food; which one?' And she replied, It has to he tithe.' We just wrote out the tithe check five minutes ago. This food card will get us through the month. Thank you so much."
By Michelle D. Northam
Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) August 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/
Submitted by Mary Thayne
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Letter sent last fall to potential customers from Chris Thorpe of the Anchorage Chrysler Center in Alaska:
Allow me to introduce you to a fabulous opportunity. A tax loophole so big you could drive a HUMMER H2 through it!
Imagine being able to purchase the #1 large luxury SUV in America today, the HUMMER H2. and receive a deduction for the entire purchase amount from your taxes this year! How is this possible?
Thanks to the Bush Administration's recent economic-stimulus package, small businesses and the self-employed are eligible to deduct the entire purchase cost of new equipment up to $100,000 the year of the purchase.
The HUMMER H2 qualifies for this IRS Sec. 179 deduction by its gross vehicle weight rating of over 6,000 Ibs. Cars and medium-size SUVs don't qualify for this deduction.
From: Harper's Magazine, http://www.harpers.org/
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) February 4, 2004, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
There is an old geezer of Frimley
Who seems to remember, but dimly,
The days when persuadin'
A kiss from a maiden
Took decades of wooin' her grimly.
Source: Judy's Jokes for Sunday, mailto:JJs4Sundayfirstname.lastname@example.org
Britain’s Office for National Statistics says that, if put on the real estate market, the United Kingdom would sell for $8.57 trillion.
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) January 12, 2004, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry