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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 10, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much and, most of all yourself. - A. Neilen

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


A grief-stricken mother sat in the New York hospital lounge in stunned silence, tears streaming down her cheeks. She had just lost her only child and she was gazing blindly into space while the head nurse talked to her, simply because it was the duty of the head nurse to talk in such circumstances.

"Did Mrs. Norris notice the lonely little boy sitting in the hall just next to her daughter's room?"

No, Mrs. Norris had not noticed him.

"There," continued the head nurse, "there is a case. That little boy's mother is a young French woman brought in a week ago by ambulance from their shabby one-room apartment where they had gravitated when they came to this country just three months ago. They had lost their family in the old country, and knew nobody here. These two had only each other. Every day that lad has come and sat there daily, in the hope that she would awaken and speak to him. "Fifteen minutes ago that little mother died, now, he has no home at all!"

Mrs. Norris was listening. Therefore, the nurse went on, “Now it is my duty to go out and tell that little fellow that, at the age of seven, he is all alone in the world." The head nurse paused, and then turned plaintively to Mrs. Norris. "I don't suppose," She said hesitantly, "I don't suppose that you would go out and tell him for me?"

What happened in the next few moments is something that you remember forever. Mrs. Norris stood up, dried her tears, went out, put her arms around the lad, and led that homeless child off to her childless home, and in the darkness, they both knew they had become lights to each other!

By James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988) pp. 265-266, http://isbn.nu/0842315691

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Random Acts Of Thinking
Part the Second – 2 of 3 [July 2, 10, 18]

So I was having lunch with Bobby Fischer, the former world chess champion, and the table had a checkered tablecloth. It took him two hours to pass the salt.

I was stunned last night when my wife told me I was too wrapped up in myself. When did I get a wife?

I may not know what I'm doing, but I'm pretty sure I'm doing it brilliantly.

A dollar may not go as far as it used to, but what it lacks in distance, it makes up for in speed.

There's nothing wrong with teenagers that 30 years won't fix.

Is there a Bureau of Missing Personalities?

I know I'm beautiful on the inside ... I have the colonoscopy video to prove it.

They told me I was gullible and I believed them.

In a recent poll, 60 percent of people believe their workplace is louder now than it was five years ago. The other 40 percent didn't hear the question.

Yeah, I'm a bird lover. Mostly chicken. Mostly fried.

I was visiting a monastery recently and I saw a sign that read, "In case of fire, break vow of silence."

[caught, captured, collected, connived, conned, and cleaned up from Colorado Comments, Ruminations, Top Greetings, Hallmark's Maxine, Cornered, Ziggy, list member Amber W., and the mind of Mark Raymond]

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/


An older couple was asking for a room with a king, queen or double bed. The clerk apologized and said that the only rooms available had twin beds.

Disappointed, the man remarked, "I don't know. We've been sharing the same bed for 44 years."

"Could you possibly put them close together?" the wife asked.

Several people nearby smiled, and someone commented, "How romantic."

Then the woman finished her request with, "Because if he snores, I want him close enough to be able to punch him."

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Everett, Wash., July 08, 2007 -- Today, Boeing [NYSE: BA] officially debuted the technologically advanced and environmentally progressive 787 Dreamliner in a celebration attended by employees, airline customers, supplier partners and government and community officials.

The 787 Dreamliner Premiere was broadcast live in nine different languages via satellite to more than 45 countries and webcast via www.boeing.com and www.newairplane.com. Distinguished journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw served as the master of ceremonies for the event.

Approximately 15,000 people attended the Premiere at the Everett, Wash., final assembly factory. More than 30,000 participated via two-way satellite into the event in Everett from Japan, Italy and locations in the United States.

In all, the 787 Premiere potentially reached 100 million or more viewers, making it one of the largest corporate TV and Internet broadcasts in history.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world's first mostly composite commercial airplane, will use 20 percent less fuel per passenger than similarly sized airplanes, produce fewer carbon emissions, and will have quieter takeoffs and landings.

To date, 47 customers worldwide have ordered 677 airplanes worth more than $110 billion at current list prices, making the Dreamliner the most successful commercial airplane launch in history. The first 787 is scheduled to enter passenger service in May 2008.

For videos of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner visit:

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