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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 7, 2006
Before following a leader it is wise to see if he is headed in the right direction.
Submitted by Andrew
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
His feather flame doused dull by ice and cold, the cardinal hunched into the rough, green feeder but ate no seed. Through binoculars I saw festered and useless his beak, broken at the root.
Then two birds: one blazing, one gray, rode the swirling weather into my vision and lighted at his side. Unhurried, as if possessing the patience of God, they cracked sunflower seeds and fed him beak to wounded beak choice nuts.
Each morning and afternoon the winter long, that odd triumvirate, that trinity of need, returned and ate their sacrament of broken seed.
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A group of nine-year-olds was asked their opinions on the subject of death.
Jim said, "When you die, they bury you in the ground and your soul goes to heaven; but your body can't go to heaven because it's too crowded up there already."
Judy answered, "Only the good people go to heaven. The other people go where it's hot all the time like in Florida."
John thoughtfully replied, "Maybe I'll die someday, but I hope I don't die on my birthday because it's no fun to celebrate your birthday if you're dead."
Marsha added, "When you die, you don't have to do homework in heaven, unless your teacher is there too."
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Security and peace of mind were part of the reason we moved to a gated community. Both flew out the window the night I called a local pizza shop for a delivery.
"I'd like to order a large pepperoni pizza, please," I said, then gave him the address of our condominium.
"We'll be there in about half an hour," the kid at the other end replied. "Your gate code is still 1238, right?"
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (UPI) -- Workers have determined nothing bad happens when all 359 toilets in Chicago's new soccer stadium are flushed at the same time for 15 minutes.
With less than a month before the Chicago Fire christens its new Bridgeview home, maintenance staff wanted to be sure there would be no flooding or water shortages at the facility during halftime or at concert intermissions.
So with the help of 30 volunteer flushers, the stadium held a "Superflush," the Chicago Daily Southtown reported.
To the relief of everyone, there wasn't a single backed-up toilet, leak or drop in water pressure, the report said.
One of the volunteer flushers, Norma Pinion, said the exercise was anti-climactic, but fun.
"If anyone asks me what I did today I can say, 'I flushed a toilet 100 times -- what did you do?'" she said.
Copyright 2006 by United Press International
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