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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 18, 2004
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror. - Ken keys, Jr
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Not too long ago I was babysitting one of our three, 3-year-old grandchildren. In our family, we had twins and a single birth all within 24 hours. We call them Search, Destroy, and Demolition. I was to baby-sit Demolition. As I waved good bye to his parents, he looked perfectly all right. We had a little story out of his favorite book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I put him to bed and went to sleep.
In the middle of the night, I felt a little hand, and I turned on the light. I looked at Drew: chicken pox from the top of his head to the soles of his feet. "Nana," he said, "Me's having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Why should some things like this happen to I?"
I thought how like Drew we all are. Why should something like this happen to me? We cannot believe it. As Miss Piggy says, "Moi? Not moi." We cannot believe that God would allow something to happen to such nice people like us.
I gave Drew a bath in porridge--oatmeal. It's a wonderful remedy. It takes away the itch. He swam around in this porridge bath, and then I took him out and wrapped his bumpy, little body in a great, big white towel. As I held him against my heart, he just kept saying, "Hold me, Nana. Hold me, Nana. Hold me, Nana." I thought of Job as I held my little Job to my heart.
By Jill Briscoe, "In the Father's Arms," Preaching Today, Tape No. 141.
Source: A Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Children's Ideas about Heaven
I know what heaven is like, because I was there. God makes people when He thinks of them, and then they wait to be born. Age 4
Grandma's gone to heaven, and she'll be happy there, because there's a Dairy Queen everywhere. Right?
Mom, when you die and go to heaven, every time you hear Gabriel blow his horn, are you going to look to see if it is me coming? Age 5
Sunlight in several hanging prisms was causing rainbows to flash across the wall of our Sunday School classroom. Observing this, Chris, age 4, whose mother had recently died, said, "Know what? My mom's helping God make those rainbows!"
When Sarah, age 7, heard her grandmother had died, she asked, "Did she wear a pretty dress when she met Jesus?"
When Morgan, age 3, came over one day and looked around the room and asked, "Where's Grandpa?" I answered, "He's in heaven." Surprised, she looked at me and said, "Still?"
Source: Tidbits Daily Devotional,
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A woman goes to the local newspaper office to see that the obituary for her recently deceased husband is published. The obit editor informs her that there is a charge of 50 cents per word. She pauses, reflects, and then she says, well then, let it read "Fred Brown died."
Amused at the woman's thrift, the editor tells her that there is a seven-word minimum for all obituaries. She thinks it over and in a few seconds says, "In that case, let it read, "Fred Brown died: golf clubs for sale."
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
50th Anniversary of 'Wonderful World of Color' TV
It was described as "the wonderful world of color" in the title of an early television program. On March 25, 1954, the Radio Corporation of America began to manufacture color television sets at its Bloomington, Indiana, plant.
It initially built about 5,000 of these sets, known as the model CT-100 color receiver. They retailed for $1,000 apiece. These sets with 12-inch-wide screens didn't receive much use that year, as color casting was severely limited at that time. It would be difficult to imagine life without color television today. To mark the anniversary, the Census Bureau has assembled a sampling of statistics from its publications about television and the television industry.
There were 248 million television sets in U.S. households in 2001.
87.3% homes had at least one TV in 1960. 98.2% of the homes in 2001 had at least one TV.
The average home had 2.4 TVs in 2001.
It is projected that adults (age 18 and older) will watch 1,669 hours of television in 2004. This is the equivalent of about 70 days
Source: Net 153 Weekly, http://www.net153.com/