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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 19, 2005
There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something! - Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)
Source: Hover Dog's Good Jokes,
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The love mother had for her family had to be a Godly love. Loving eight children – all strong-willed, loud and boisterous, could not have been an easy task. Yet, there was love for all of us expressed in different ways. Some remembrances of her love were written in notes to her:
"I remember the first ball glove I ever had.
It sure was a nice gift for this little lad.
I saved a little money; you gave the rest.
Even though it cost just $1.45, it was the best."
"I will always remember during my years of illness that you were the only one that I really felt love from. I knew the rest of the family loved me – I knew that with my mind, but it was only from you that I could feel love."
"The true test of a mother’s love is in her sacrificial giving. I remember all those chicken backs you ate when we were growing up. I couldn’t understand how that could be your favorite piece of chicken until I became a mom."
"Grandma, I always said I’d love to grow up and be like you. You are so understanding and have a gentle, quiet spirit."
"You have shown deep love, compassion and genuine concern for your children. You have been quick and eager to praise them in their accomplishments and to stand by them in their trials. But, even more than that, you have shown the same kind of love to those of us who joined the family by marriage."
"Bless you for your kindness, Mom,
Your love and laughter, too.
For the warmth and understanding
That’s so much a part of you."
( Write a special person a note today. :o)
Source: Christian Voices, http://www.christianvoices.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit."
-Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.
"Aim towards the Enemy."
-Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher
"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend."
-U.S. Marine Corps
"Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground."
-U.S.A.F. Ammo Troop
"If the enemy is in range, so are you."
"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."
-U.S. Air Force Manual
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."
"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."
"You, you, and you . . . Panic. The rest of you, come with me."
-U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.
"Tracers work both ways."
-U.S. Army Ordnance
"Five second fuses only last three seconds."
"Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever volunteer to do anything."
-U. S Navy Swabbie
"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush."
"No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection."
"Any ship can be a minesweeper... once." -Anon
"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."
-Unknown Marine Recruit
"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."
"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him."
-U.S.A.F. Ammo Troop
Submitted by Orvie Jensen
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
As the wife of a lance corporal in the Marines, I have found the base commissary to have very long lines. After an interminable wait, a friend of mine had almost made it to the checkout counter.
From nowhere, a woman with a cart load of groceries pushed her way forward exclaiming, "I have to go next! I'm invited to a party at the general's house tonight."
Annoyance showed on many faces, until someone farther down the line spoke up. "You can go to the end of the line," she said. "I'm the one giving the party."
Source: Top Greetings
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