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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 30, 2005
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. - Polish Proverb
Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
At the age of sixty-four, Dad retired. I wanted to buy him something to thank him for all his hard work and sacrifice. As I shopped, I realized there was nothing I could buy that could thank him enough. He had taught me through his own hard work and faith in God that the greatest gifts come from the heart and not the store. That night, I sat down and wrote a list of "Thank You’s" to my father for all he had done for me. I left it on the kitchen table for Dad to read before this final day at work.
THANK YOU DAD
For waking up every morning when it was still dark outside and going to work, while we slept in our warm beds.
For wearing that ugly paper tie I made you in first grade.
For teaching me how to pray.
For coming to all my Little League games and for keeping quiet when other fathers wouldn't.
For loving my mother with all your heart.
For teaching me I can never say "please" and "thank you" too often.
For taking me out for ice cream the night I struck out with the tying run on third.
For giving me a hug when I badly needed one.
For building that voice inside me that said "no" when I was tempted to get in a car after I had been drinking.
For giving me life even after you lost a son.
For helping me buy my first car.
For being a wonderful grandfather.
For telling me it's okay to cry.
For being my hero, for being my friend.
Source: Top Greetings
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Sign on road: 'MEN SHOULD BE WORKING.'
Sign in shoe shop window: 'COME IN AND HAVE A GOOD FIT.'
Sign at soft drink stand: 'THIRST COME; THIRST SERVED.'
Sign in a barber shop: 'I TRIM EVERYONE.'
On a tombstone: 'I EXPECTED THIS BUT NOT QUITE YET.'
Sign on a bench: 'WET PAINT. WATCH IT OR WEAR IT.'
Sign on a garage: 'DON'T SMOKE AROUND THE GASOLINE TANK.IF YOUR LIFE
ISN'T WORTH ANYTHING GASOLINE IS!'
In a shoe shop: 'ONE SHOE SHINED FREE.' and 'WE SAVE SOLES.'
Merchandise wanted ad: 'PIANO WANTED BY LADY WITH MAHOGANY LEG.'
Source: Laughter for a Saturday
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer." - Victor Borge
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
In his memoirs, "A World Transformed," written five years ago, George Bush Sr. wrote the following to explain why he didn't go after Saddam Hussein at the end of the Gulf War:
"Trying to eliminate Saddam...would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq....There was no viable "exit strategy" we could see, violating another of our principles. Furthermore, we had been consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-Cold War world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations' mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land."
Submitted by Lorna