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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 11, 2006
If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it. - Chinese Proverb
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
“There it is,” shouted the scientist excitedly, pointing to a rare flower, cradled in soft earth on a narrow ledge—visible, but out of reach. It had been an all-day search—fruitless until that moment. But what was to be done? They had located their flower, but could not reach it.
A little boy sat on a rock nearby intently watching these men of science discuss one fruitless plan after another for reaching the flower.
“Little boy,” said one, “if we tie a rope around your waist and lower you to the flower, will you get it for us?”
“Just a moment,” said the little boy, and he disappeared into the forest, only to reappear leading a large man by the hand. “Mister,” he said, “this is my father. You can lower me to the flower now. I’m not afraid if his hand is on the rope.”
By E. E. Cleveland, These Times.
Source: These Times, Copyright (c), Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A jilted Romanian man found a new bride by asking which of his neighbours could fit into the wedding dress.
Florin Mazilu, from Malu Mare in southeastern Romania, is now recommending buying the dress first and looking for the wife second.
He claims his stand-in bride has turned out to be the love of his life after original fiancée Adelina Epure dumped him four days before their wedding.
Mazilu spread word in his hometown that he would marry any girl who fitted into the wedding dress and the wedding ring he had already bought.
Within hours he had found 21-year-old local Ana Maria who fitted perfectly into the dress and ring.
He said: "I had everything prepared for the wedding but no bride. I was determined to go ahead with a wedding though and while the conditions I set for a bride were unusual I knew that if she fitted the dress and could wear the ring on her finger it would work.
"Ana Maria was the only one of dozens of girls who could fit into the dress perfectly and could wear the ring. It was love at first sight. I knew she was perfect from the moment I saw her."
Source: Ananova (11-01-06) http://www.ananova.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The pastor couldn't remember a lady's name, so rather than embarrass himself by such an admission he tried to get a hint asking "do you spell your name with an e or an I?" "Why pastor", she exclaimed, "my name is Hill".
OBAN, Scotland (UPI 11-14-06) -- A temporary workman from Glasgow discovered the hard way that a remote Scottish island is not the best place to commit a theft.
James Harvie, the thief, was part of a team installing a new entrance to the 11-pupil school on Colonsay, The Scotsman reported.
Harvie eventually admitted stealing 60 pounds ($115) from Davie Sutherland, a World War II veteran and one of Colonsay's 120 residents. Harvie was fined 400 pounds ($764) in court in Oban this week and ordered to pay Sutherland 60 pounds compensation.
Once Sutherland realized money was missing from his cash box, Harvie became a suspect immediately because he had been spotted entering the pensioner's cottage.
He was shadowed overnight and on the ferry back to the mainland the next day. He tried to make a run for it when the ferry docked.
Sutherland says he has no plans to begin locking up on an island where drivers routinely leave keys in the ignition.
"Nobody locks their door here and why should they?" he asked.
Colonsay's last crime wave occurred in 2004 when someone -- who was discovered to be an off-islander -- stole several cars, drove around and then abandoned them.
Source: ArcaMax - Trivia, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44