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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 2, 2006
"If you only know your side of an argument, you didn't learn it very well." - Michael Hodgin
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The late Edwin Markham, one of America’s popular poets, practiced the Christian philosophy regarding the treatment of one’s enemies. Many years ago he placed the care of his material possessions in the hands of a pretended friend, only to find himself one day almost penniless. His so-called friend had taken advantage of him.
However, Mr. Markham was a Christian. He dealt with bigger things than stocks and bonds and real estate. At once he began a crusade to bring his “friend” back into fellowship. And he succeeded. His philosophy is summed up in these great lines:
He drew a circle that shut me out—
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in.
Story by Ernest Lloyd
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 28, 1953, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
NOTE: Portland, Oregon has a bridge name in honor of Edwin Markham. He was born adjacent to Portland in Oregon City in 1852.
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"Mom's Answering Machine"
Hello- This is your Mother!
If you want my advice: PRESS 1
If you want to argue: PRESS 2
If you want your father to drive you somewhere PRESS 3
If you want to leave a message: WAIT FOR THE TONE
If you want to aggravate me or borrow money: HANG UP!
Source: Clean Hewmor, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Inside me is a thin person struggling to get out, but that person can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.
Source: Laugh & Lift, http://www.laughandlift.com/list.html
One day in the 1830s, Kirkpatrick Macmillan, a blacksmith from Dumfries, Scotland, unveiled the first bicycle with foot pedals. Macmillan never patented his device, however, and it failed to catch on locally. Indeed, the inventor was briefly more famous for hitting a child while he was testing his contraption. He was fined 5 shillings.
Submitted by Lorraine