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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 29, 2006
I teach and they run away. I listen and they come. My strength is my silence. – Akiane
Akiane is a 12 year old artist and poet. You will be amazed. http://artakiane.com
Submitted by Sherri Rimmer
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In the early days of World War II, Winston Churchill called Britain's coal miners together...
A great crisis had arisen. The miners were not getting out enough coal to fuel the factories that produced the planes, ships, etc., so desperately needed.
When the Prime Minister arose he said, "I want to give it to you straight -- nothing! Two hundred guns, no more! Twenty tanks, that's all! I heard he (Hitler) was coming with a million men, and I said to myself, 'The British Navy will put five hundred thousand of them to the bottom of the channel, but what will we do with half a million of them ashore?'"
For an hour and forty minutes he outlined the desperate situation confronting Britain. Then in stirring language he said, "When at last it is all over, we'll parade these streets again and as you go by people will call out, 'And where were you?' Someone will answer, 'I marched with the Eighth Army,' and someone else will say,' I was in the skies over Britain.' Another will reply, 'I was in the Merchant Marines pushing the ships through the sea up to Archangel.' Then I shall be standing there and I will call out, 'Where were you?' I will hear you answer, 'We were down in the black pits right up against the face of the coal." Then, thousands of coal miners arose and with tears streaming down their faces, cheered the Prime Minister, and the coal came out! They had caught a fresh vision of the importance of their work.
When at last it is all over for us, we will parade the streets of Heaven. And it may be that someone will call out, "And where were you?" Many impressive answers may be given, but none more satisfying than to say, "I was in ______ teaching the Gospel of Christ." (Jack Harriman)
Source: KneEmail, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Signs You're Spending Too Much Time Away From Your Computer
You have actually started forming opinions on your own.
You have more friends in the real world than you have on your MySpace account.
AOL is no longer sending you free CDs.
The government has to resort to old-fashioned wiretaps to keep an eye on you.
Your friends have to actually use the phone if they want to reach you.
You still enjoy visiting a library ... for the books.
Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.
He asked me how old I was, and I told him, "62."
He was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
Submitted by Nancy A Thomas
Balloon travels 2,500 miles
A balloon released by a 5-year-old boy in the UK was found by a British soldier clearing landmines in Iraq.
Kelvin Bielunski received a letter from Corporal Pete Allen telling him how the balloon had made him smile.
The balloon was one of many released by Kelvin's class on June 7th as part of a competition to raise funds for Brewster Avenue Infant School in Peterborough, Cambs.
Headteacher Liz Waterland said: "The balloon must have caught a jet stream and floated until it burst."
Some of the other balloons only got to London, Kent and Sussex.
According to the Mirror Kelvin said: "I'm really pleased it went so far."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com