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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 12, 2006
Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn. - John Wesley
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The doorbell rang just as I was about to go to bed. Strange. I peered out the window. What was an elderly woman doing on my porch at that time of night? She seemed upset. Her hair and clothes were disheveled. I opened the door.
"Can I help you?" I asked. The woman stepped right into the foyer as if she knew where she was going. Then she stopped and looked around a confused expression on her face. "Where's Al?" she said. "I want you to call Al."
"Who is Al?" I asked her. She stared at me and didn't answer, so I repeated the question.
"My son-in-law," the woman said. "Al's my son-in-law. I want you to call him." Her voice wavered. She sounded like she was on the verge of panic.
I tried to get her to sit down, but she only became more agitated. I brought her a glass of water. That didn't help, either. She just repeated the same thing over and over again. "Call Al. I want you to call Al."
"What's Al's last name?" I asked. She looked at me blankly. Suddenly she said, "Sanders. Al Sanders."
"Al Sanders? I know that name!" I said. "I work with an Al Sanders." I ran to my desk where I kept the company directory. I pulled it out, looked up woman Al’s number and dialed.
“It’s Becky from work,” I said when he picked up. "I know this sounds crazy, but there's a woman at my house who says that she's your mother-in-law and..."
"Thank God!" Al exclaimed. "You're an answer to prayer, Becky. I'll be right over. Please
tell her I'm on my way."
Al's mother-in-law was as happy to see him as he was to see her. Al explained that she had Alzheimer's and had wandered away from her nursing home. This wasn't the first time, either.
"She's never gone this far, though," he said. "The nursing home is almost three miles away from here. She had to cross the main boulevard. But it's a miracle that out of all these houses she came to yours. Who else would have had my number? It's unlisted."
Rebecca Yaucer, Brenham, Texas
Source: Guideposts, Copyright (c) August 2004, http://www.guideposts.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "What do you need?" - Joan Rivers
On my sixteenth birthday my parents tried to surprise me with a car, but they missed. - Tom Cotter
The hotel was a dump. They had a postcard, and on the picture, the room wasn't made up. - Rodney Dangerfield
"On cable TV they have a weather channel - 24 hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window." - Dan Spencer
When I want to end relationships I just say, "I want to marry you so we can live together forever." Sometimes they leave skid marks. - Rita Rudner
I don't get no respect. The time I got hurt, on the way to the hospital the ambulance stopped for gas. - Rodney Dangerfield
Ants can carry twenty times their own body weight. This is useful information if you're moving and you need help carrying a potato chip across town.
Source: Jokeworm's Quotes, http://Jokeworm.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Zinc: What you do if you can't Zwim.
Submitted by Quirk
"Hey! How'd you find me?"
December 30, 2005 10:09 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police Thursday captured two men suspected of stealing from 15 cars and two garden sheds by following their footprints in the snow for several miles.
Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com