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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 11, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I'd look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at a rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow, it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. Jacob A. Riis

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

Ron and Terry Stewart of Oliver Springs, Tennessee purchased a campground. Ron, who likes to tromp around with a metal detector, was indulging his hobby on their new property. Sweeping the ground one day, his metal detector signaled a find. As he dug around in the soil, he found a ring that had once belonged to an Avon Park Red Devil, Class of 1975. The ring bore the initials W.L.M.

Ron and Terry set about to find its owner. A bit of research located the school, and they e-mailed the high school in Avon Park that is located about 65 miles south of Orlando. The person who received their inquiry checked the school yearbook for 1975, found a photo of William L. (Bill) Murphy, and consulted with another teacher about the possibility that the class ring just might belong to him.

That other teacher was Jill Murphy. Bill's wife, you see, just happens to be the swim coach at Avon Park High School. She confirmed it. Bill had indeed lost his ring shortly after getting it. He had lost it 26 years ago on a camping trip to Tennessee.

With its owner identified, the Stewarts mailed the ring to Jill Murphy at the school. She kept everything a secret, however, until October 12, 2001, Jill and Billís 21st wedding anniversary. She gave her husband a very special surprise that day by putting the ring back on his hand.

According to Jill, her husband was "stunned" when he opened the box and saw what was in it. Now there is a sense of relief, a sense of delight.

Source: Christian Voices, http://www.christianvoices.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A couple just started their Lamaze class and they were given an activity requiring the husband to wear a bag of sand -- to give him an idea of what it feels like to be pregnant.

The husband stood up and shrugged saying, "This doesn't feel so bad."

The Lamaze instructor then dropped a pen and asked the husband to pick it up.

"You want me to pick up the pen as if I were pregnant, the way my wife would do it?" the husband asked.

"Exactly," replied the instructor.

To the delight of the other husbands, he turned to his wife and said, "Honey, pick up that pen for me."

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

My next-door neighbor and I frequently borrow things from each other. Not long ago, when I requested his ladder, he told me he had lent it to his son. Recalling a saying my grandmother used to repeat, I recited, "You should never lend anything to your kids, because you will never get it back."

With that, he responded, "Tell you the truth, it's not even my ladder. It's my dad's."

Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.cleanlaffs.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Who has more phones - New York or Spain?

There are more than 5,919,682 telephones in New York City, more phones than in the entire country of Spain. The cables serving the New York City area have nearly 33,072,975 miles of wire.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg

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