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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 6, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. - H. Jackson Brown

Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:quote-a-day-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

In the early days of our country a weary traveler came to the banks of the Mississippi River for the first time. There was no bridge. It was early winter, and the surface of the mighty stream was covered with ice. Could he dare cross over? Would the uncertain ice be able to bear his weight?

Night was falling, and it was urgent that he reach the other side. Finally, after much hesitation and with many fears, he began to creep cautiously across the surface of the ice on his hands and knees. He thought that he might distribute his weight as much as possible and keep the ice from breaking beneath him.

About halfway over he heard the sound of singing behind him. Out of the dusk there came a man, driving a horse-drawn load of coal across the ice and singing merrily as he went his way.

Here he was--on his hands and knees, trembling lest the ice be not strong enough to bear him up! And there, as if whisked away by the winter's wind, went the man, his horses, his sleigh, and his load of coal, upheld by the same ice on which he was creeping!

Like this weary traveler, some of us have learned only to creep upon the promises of God.

By James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited, (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988) pp. 246-247. http://isbn.nu/0842315691

Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.... But as we know....the great ship did not make it to New York....The ship hit an iceberg and sank....and the cargo was forever lost....The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery.... were disconsolate at the loss.... Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning which they still observe to this day.... The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th.... and is known.... of course.... as Sinko de Mayo.... :o)

Submitted by AsA

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

There was a young dentist who thrilled
To the sound of a tooth being filled;
He would practice, they said
Every night in his shed ..
With the old Black & Decker he's skilled.

Source: Judy's Jokes for Sunday, mailto:JJs4Sunday-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

For the real history of Cinco de Mayo visit:

http://www.vivacincodemayo.org/history.htm

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