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WITandWISDOM(tm) – August 1, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles Swindoll, senior pastor at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas


Little Mary sat in her place at school, and, putting her arms on the desk, she rested her head and wept over a little brother who had just died. Annie, her little school friend, sat in the next seat. Seeing Mary’s grief, she put her head down and wept also. Later on, Mary said to Annie, “You have helped me very much today.”

On returning home, Annie told her mother that she was very glad because Mary had said she had helped her.

Then mother asked, “What did you do to help Mary?”

“Oh, nothing, mother; only when Mary put her head down and cried, I put my head down and cried too.”

By Robert Hare

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) February 21, 1939, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Why are there no father-in-law jokes?

Can a rabbit have a bad hare day?

Why are all the "do-it-yourself" books written by more than one person?

If you marry someone you met online, should you exchange passwords instead of vows?

Why do we celebrate America's Independence Day with fireworks made in China?

Would it be a waste of time to throw away your watch?

What happens to all the daylight we save?

Do plumbers go home tired every day because their work is so draining?

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


My nine-year-old son and I were discussing bank procedures while on our way to my branch.

When I opened my book, he exclaimed, "Wow, Mom, look at all the money you have!"

I pointed to the "OD" after the numbers in the balance column and explained that this meant overdraft. "I get it, Mom," he said. "It means 'outta dollars.'"

Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Jobless Germans are being helped to get fit for work by being sent to the gym.

They have to work out for five hours a week to continue to qualify for benefits.

German job centre spokesman Joerg Kraeker said: "Being off the job market does make people ill.

"Chronic unemployment can make people prone to illness, but can also lead them to be pessimistic about their future job perspectives."

He added: "Keeping them fit helps against this. It also increases their social contacts and boosts their self-confidence."

Source: Ananova (07-31-07) http://www.ananova.com

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