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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 24, 2006
"Only happy, mature people have happy, mature marriages." - Dick Innes
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"The Way To Succeed...Is To Double Your Failure Rate!" - IBM Founder Thomas J. Watson
There was once a woman in the nursing home who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
"Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today," so she did and it was a wonderful day.
The next day she awakened, looked in the mirror and saw she had only two hairs on her head. "HMM," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today," and she did and she enjoyed a grand day.
The following morning she looked in the mirror and saw she had only one hair left on her head. "Well," she said, "Today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail." So she did and it was a fun, wonderful day.
The day after that she checked her hair in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "YEAH!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!" And she was the first one to breakfast where she met everyone else with a smile and a "This is going to be the best day ever!"
From: Faith Nugget of the Week by Dr. David Myers, To subscribe: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Monday Fodder
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Little Red Riding Hood is skipping down the road when she sees a big bad wolf crouched down behind a log.
"My, what big eyes you have, Mr. Wolf." The wolf jumps up and runs away.
Further down the road Little Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again and this time he is crouched behind a bush.
"My what big ears you have, Mr. Wolf." Again the wolf jumps up and runs away.
About two miles down the road Little Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again and this time he is crouched down behind a rock.
"My what big teeth you have Mr. Wolf."
With that the wolf jumps up and screams, "Will you knock it off, I'm trying to go potty!"
Submitted by Barbara J. Weymouth
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An old man was relaxing at his hundredth birthday party when a reporter went up to him. "Sir, what is the secret of your long life?"
The man considered this for a moment, then replied, "Every day at 9 PM I have a glass of port. Good for the heart I've heard."
The reporter replied, "That's ALL?"
The man smiled, "That, and cancelling my voyage on Titanic."
Source: eDigg, http://jokes.edigg.com/
A book teaching kids how to make paper aeroplanes, climb trees and play conkers has become a surprise best-seller.
The Dangerous Book for Boys has shot to number five in Amazon.co.uk's Hot 100 charts since it was published last month.
And sales have leapt by 700% in the last week. The book is by ex-English teacher Conn Iggulden and his theatre director brother Hal.
It explains how to build a tree house, fish, skim stones and make a catapult. There are also chapters on insects, pirates, coin tricks, marbles and dinosaurs.
Conn said: "We wrote it to be a compendium of all the things we wanted to try and to know when we were very young. It's the attitude that we wanted to recapture - when everything was interesting and danger was fun.
"You can't stop boys being curious so they might as well have the tools and instructions to focus that curiosity."
The book also includes stories of courage from historical heroes including Scott of the Antarctic, Robert the Bruce, Lord Nelson and Douglas Bader.
Conn added: "Their example is more important than ever. Not one of them would have understood the health and safety culture. If they had, Scott would have stayed at home and Douglas Bader might have kept his legs and lost the Battle of Britain."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com