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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 6, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

A Mother

Somebody said that a child is carried in its mother's womb for nine months. Somebody does not know that a child is carried in its mother's heart forever.

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby.
Somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, normal is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct.
Somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring.
Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good."
Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices.
Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.
Somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first. Somebody doesn't have five children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books.
Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.
Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten, wave good-bye as you leave her at the college dorm, or watch her walk down the aisle.

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back.
Somebody never organized a giggling birthday sleepover with 12 friends.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married.
Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home.
Somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her. Somebody isn't a mother.

Sooo....I send this with an "I love you, Mom!" to my mom and to all the Moms in my life!! :-)

Submitted by Sharon Hamel

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Readers of William Safire's "On Language" column in THE
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE were asked to give sports-
related definitions for common words:

Superficial: A really good referee

Beleaguered: Stuck in the semipros

Hermit: Girl's baseball glove

Saturnine: Baseball team that plays on weekends

Truncate: Tailgate party given by a compact-car owner

Wrinkle: A small hockey arena

Haiku: Signal to center from a Japanese quarterback

Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:pulpit-supply-subscribe@strategicnetwork.org

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

Tidbits of Wit

My friend admitted she was forty but she didn't say when.

Our marriage was a love match pure and simple; she was pure and I was simple.

Love is the feeling that you feel when you feel a feeling that you never felt before.

Life can be marvelous. Try not to miss it!

Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Legislature is flush with good ideas. Sen. Al Lawson's latest involves a way to pay for wastewater treatment and help small towns and counties upgrade their sewer systems.

The Democrat from Tallahassee is proposing a 2-cent-per-roll tax on toilet paper.

"We've got 17 million people in this state and all of them can contribute to protecting our underground water supply," he said.

Source: USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com


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