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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 19, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. - Hannah More

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


Thomas Samson was a Welsh miner. Each day, he put in long, hard hours at the mine—his life in constant danger—just to earn a meager wage.

One day, the foreman of the mine came to him and said, “Thomas, I’ve found an easier job for you above ground, You’ll have less to do and earn more money. Are you interested?

“Oh, yes.” Said Thomas, “I’m very interested, sir. But, would you consider giving the job to my friend Tregony instead? He isn’t as strong as I am and he’s not able to work as hard as I can. I fear the work below in the mine will shorten his life and I will lose my friend. Might he have this job?” The foreman was moved by Thomas’ generosity and gave the job to Tregony.

Thomas continued to work hard, and when another above-ground position opened, the foreman again approached Thomas about the job. This time, he accepted the offer. Thomas and Tregony went on to work side-by-side for two decades.

Source: 3ABN eNews, http://www.3abn.org

Submitted by Gaylord

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 3 of 3 [July 3, 11, 19 - 2007]

Straight Screwdriver:
A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws.

Table Saw:
A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

A tool for removing wood splinters and wire wheel wires.

Two-Ton Engine Hoist:
A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

Welding Gloves:
Heavy-duty leather gloves used to prolong the conduction of intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

Whitworth Sockets:
Once used for working on older British cars and motorcycles, they are now used mainly for impersonating that 9/16 or1/2 inch socket you've been searching for the last 45 minutes.

Wire Wheel:
It cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned guitar calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, "YEOWW!

Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong


Traveling through Spain, my friend and I walked into a shop that had the most gorgeous coats. As we tried a few on, we noticed the odd looks we were getting from the shopkeepers. One kind, English-speaking patron took pity on us: "Excuse me," she said. "This is a dry cleaners."

Submitted by Gerry

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Every Friday, Jessica Osborne, a waitress at a Pizza Hut in Angola, Ind., waited on a woman named Becky (she didn't want her last name used) and her family, who always ordered the same Meatlovers pizza with half pepperoni and half black olives and mushrooms.

Jessica, 20, occasionally talked to Becky’s family about having to leave college because she couldn’t afford it. She said she had textbooks in the trunk of her car and dreamed of becoming a photographer. “She was sweet and bright and cheerful and never complained,” Becky said.

What Jessica didn’t know was that Becky had recently lost her husband and oldest daughter in a car accident and had received a substantial settlement. “We decided we needed to help Jessica,” Becky said.

So on one recent Friday, Becky and her family came to Pizza Hut, they left Jessica a $10,000 tip.

Jessica, who called the gift “unbelievable,” says she is deciding where to go to school.

We think that maybe she should stay at Pizza Hut. Where else is she going to make ten thousand dollars in one day?

For a picture of Jessica visit:

Source: Gimundo, Good News Served Daily, http://www.gimundo.com/

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