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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 20, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. - Lao-Tse

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,


The Wright boys resolved that they would make a machine that would fly. The citizens of Dayton called them “the crazy Wright brothers,” but they kept on with their experiments. The first contraptions they made did not fly, but they tried again and again.

Samuel Morse was told by the United States Congress that they would just as soon give money to build a railway line to the moon as to vote funds for him to build an experimental line over which he expected to send messages. Morse had made some resolutions, and in 1844 he sent over the wires the message, “What Hath God Wrought!”

Fulton resolved that he would propel a boat by steam, and he did.

Ford resolved that he would make a horseless carriage, and he succeeded.

Westinghouse made some resolutions or he would never have invented the air brake. The promoters of the first railroad made some resolutions, too, or the railway would not have gone through to the West.

Carey was a man of faith and courage, and although the heads of the church tried to discourage the young man, he determined that he would carry the gospel to the ends of the entire earth.

Many have resolved and broken their resolutions. Thousands have started and have fallen out by the way. But not many people have really gotten anywhere who did not set a goal for themselves and make a start toward that destination. Not many have done anything worth while without a determination to do.

By C. L. Paddock

Source: Our Times, Copyright (c) January 1949, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

"A pedestrian is a person who should be seen and not hurt."

"Customers who think the waiter is rude, should see the manager."

"Sorry to needle you. We need your blood."

On a college president's door: "Closed--If it's something important, see the custodian."

Municipal golf course sign: "Please don't find lost balls until they stop rolling.

New Jersey tourist sign: "Come to beautiful Atlantic City and see the bored walk."

Sign in a nut shop: "No credit cards here. Strictly cashew and carry.

By some bananas in a fruit store: "Please don't tear us apart. We grew up together.

In a barbershop window: "Cutting out for lunch."

"I used to own a Rolls-Kinardly," I boasted to a friend. "What kind of car is that?" he asked. "The kind of car that Rolls down one hill and Kinardly get up the next."

Source: Laughter for a Saturday


Football players at the high school where I worked were stealing the practice jerseys, so the coach ordered a set with "Property of Central High School" emblazoned on them.

When the thefts continued, he ordered a new batch that had the imprint "Stolen From Central High School." But the jerseys still kept disappearing.

The larceny finally stopped after he changed the wording to "Central High School 4th String."

Submitted by Drew

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

London (Reuters 07-11-07) - Teacher Dave Barclay flew thousands of miles across the Atlantic to Wales to attend his friend's wedding, only to discover he was a year early.

Barclay, 34, was told about the wedding earlier in the year and assumed it was to take place in 2007.

It was only when he had flown into Cardiff from Toronto, Canada, and rang the bridegroom seeking details of the venue that he discovered the wedding was in 2008.

"I am a year early -- yeah, my mates are loving it, aren't they," he told BBC Radio Wales.

The groom, Dave Best, had emailed his friend at the start of the year.

"He just said July the 6th and I assumed it was this year because if you tell the guy July 6th, they're going to think it's this year," Barclay said.

Barclay, who has been teaching in Toronto for three years spent 500 pounds ($1,015) on his premature flight.

"At least it's assured me a mention in the speech next year," he added.

Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com

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