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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 2, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Two kinds of people on earth can be seen: the people who lift and the people who lean. - Ella Wheeler-Wilcox

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol


There once was a woman 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 she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

"H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?" So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail." So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

"YEA!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Newspaper Statements

"The sewer expansion project is nearing completion but City officials are holding their breath until it is officially finished."

"The ladies of the county medical society auxiliary plan to publish a cookbook. Part of the money will go to the Samaritan Hospital to purchase a stomach pump."

"Columbia, Tennessee, which calls itself the largest outdoor mule market in the world, held a mule parade yesterday headed by the Governor."

"The attorney general's office said yesterday that an autopsy performed on the headless body of a man found in Mason failed to determine the cause of death."

"The women included their husbands and their children in their potluck suppers."

"The bride was wearing an old lace gown that fell to the floor as she came down the aisle."

Source: Monday Fodder


For many people, flying can be very stressful and the flight attendants are very aware of this. They try to relax the passengers with humor.

On a Southwest Airlines flight, the attendant loaded the packages of plastic bagged peanuts in a box. Upon take off she let the baggies slide down the aisle instructing everyone to 'hurry up and grab your peanuts.'

At the end of the flight we had a somewhat bumpy landing; the pilot apologized and said that there was a mama rabbit leading her baby bunnies across the landing strip and not to worry because 'we missed them by a hare.'"

Source: Chapnotes, mailto:xanmansa@chapnotes.org?Subject=Subscribe

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Each New Year we make new resolutions, maybe sing "Auld Lang Syne" and generally wish everyone a happy New Year. But do you know why there are parties early into the minutes of the New Year? Traditionally, people believed that their coming year would be affected by what they do or eat on the first of that year. So, people held parties to be in the company of friends and families.

Some parts of the U.S. celebrate the New Year with foods that they consider lucky: black-eyed peas, pork, rice and even cabbage. Of course, many traditional New Years foods have been brought over to the U.S. from abroad. Hallmark Magazine has put together a list of what people from around the world eat for luck:

Holland - Doughnuts

Japan - Soba noodles

Germany - Marzipan pigs

Italy - Sausage

Spain - Grapes, 12 of them (one at each stroke of the clock at midnight)

Sicily - Lasagna

Norway - Rice pudding (with one lucky almond hidden in it)

Greece - St. Basil's cake (a sweet bread with a coin baked inside)

Submitted by Lorraine

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