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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 28, 2005
Life may not be a party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One of the things that first drew me to Jim was his wonderful sense of humor. Even on our first few dates back in 1957, he made me laugh more than any guy I had dated. I loved that about him. He had a clever way of seeing the world around him and his
graphic descriptions were legendary at Pasadena College, where we met. After all these years, we still love to laugh together.
Once when we were flying home from a conference, the flight attendant set a glass of tomato juice on the armrest between us. We both forgot it was there and Jim knocked it off to my side. About half of the contents landed in my lap.
For some reason Jim thought that was funnier than I did. While he was laughing with his eyes shut I poured the other half of the tomato juice in his lap. He was still chuckling when the cold juice soaked through to his skin. Then the shock hit him, and the two of us laughed until we had tears in our eyes. It was very difficult to explain what had happened
when friends met us at the airport. We looked as though we had attacked each other with chainsaws!
We don't do wild things like that every day, but we try to take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy life. I know that it has helped us cope with the pressures we've experienced along the way. It will help you and your marriage, too.
Source: Night Light: A Devotional for Couples, By Dobson, James C.; Dobson, Shirley Published by Multnomah Pub (September 1, 2000), ISBN: 1576736741, http://isbn.nu/1576736741
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
It's Not English; It's Texish
The engine's runnin', but ain't nobody drivin'. [not real smart]
Tighter than the bark on a tree. [stingy]
We've howdied, but we ain't shook yet. [We've met, but we haven't been formally introduced.]
She's got tongue enough for ten rows of teeth. [She's a talker]
This ain't my first rodeo. [I've been around].
Slide off and cool your saddle. [rest]
It's as hot as the underside of a saddle blanket after a hard ride. [hot!]
He's as shy of truth as a goat is of feathers. [he lies]
Sounds like he must've gotten sour milk from his mother. [he's a malcontent]
Source: Top Greetings
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The selling and selecting of watermelons in the South becomes a way of life in summer. Just about every one of my customers thumps many melons before making a final selection, but no one can ever agree on exactly what the proper sound of a ripe melon should be. One afternoon a blind man, a piano tuner by trade, came into my store to choose his melon. He felt and thumped some of the larger melons, but he always returned to the same one. Then, with two final resounding thumps, he announced, "B flat! I'll take it!"
Source: Top Greetings
On March 29, 2004 a total smoking ban in all public places came into effect in the Republic of Ireland. I had recalled listening to reports before the measure was enacted, reports anticipating widespread resistance to it. But according to government statistics following the adoption of the law, "97 percent of inspected premises" have complied, with "one in five smokers now . . . [choosing] not to smoke at all on a night out." "The successful introduction of the new measure," says Ireland's health minister, "reflects the widespread public support and goodwill that exists for a healthy smoke-free environment in the workplace." '
On June 2 Norway became the second country in the world (after Ireland) to enact a total ban on smoking m all public places, including bars, restaurants, and discos. "According to
official figures, the number of Norwegian adults who smoke has dropped from 29 percent in 2002 to 26 percent last year. This means, [Norwegian health minister Dagfinn] Hoeybraaten said, that 100,000 smokers have kicked the habit and stubbed out their cigarettes for good."
Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) August 12, 2004, http://www.adventistreview.org/
Submitted by Mary Thayne