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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 3, 2007
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A child was given a New Testament by her teacher. She at once set about spelling a part of Luke 23. Her unsaved father was sitting near, reading a newspaper. Coming to the text the class was considering, she spelled out “F-a-t-h-e-r.”
“Why father,” she cried, “this is you!”
“Nonsense,” he said, “it means God. Go on reading, but not so loud.”
Again she spelled “f-o-r-g-i-v-e h-i-m, Father forgive him,” and he listened in spite of himself.
“No, child, that is wrong. It does not mean me, for it is ‘forgive them,’ not ‘forgive him.’ “
But she persisted in reading it, “Father, forgive him, for he knows not what he does.”
He dropped his paper, went out alone, and cried, “Lord, it is I! I now surrender my heart for my child’s sake.”
By Charles G. Bellah
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 18, 1950, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The “Good” Old Days – Comments You Don’t Hear Much Of Anymore . . .
Part 1 of 2 [September 3, 10]
Be sure and refill the ice trays, we are going to have company after while.
Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter in the mail today.
Quit slamming that screen door!
Be sure to pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like it might shower -- and bring in the clothes on the line, too.
Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing barefooted outside all day.
Why can't you remember to roll up your pants legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.
You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
Don't you go outside with your good school clothes on!
Hang up your Sunday School clothes, you know you need to pass them down to your brother in good condition.
Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle. I need it for baking and Pa's coffee.
Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.
Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.
Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!
Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.
You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.
Submitted by “ArnmGa”
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A woman meant to call a record store, but dialed the wrong number and got a private home instead. "Do you have 'Eyes of Blue' and 'A Love Supreme?'" she asked.
"Well, no," answered the puzzled homeowner. "But I have a wife and eleven children."
"Is that a record?" she inquired, puzzled in her turn.
"I don't think so," replied the man, "but it's as close as I want to get."
Source: Preaching Now, http://www.preaching.com/newsletter/preachingnow/
Anyone with some linen paper, a quality scanner and a high resolution color printer can make counterfeit money these days. So how do you know those bills in your wallet are the Real McCoy?
In all of the U.S. currency produced since 1974 there are three unique security features on every bill. A plastic security thread runs through each bill and can be seen by holding it up to the light. It also glows red under an ultraviolet light source. While you're holding the bill up to the light, look to the right of the Presidential portrait; you'll see a fainter version of that portrait inserted as a watermark. Finally, the numerals in the lower right corner shift color as you twist the bill, from copper to green. If the bill doesn't have all three of these, it's probably a fake.
You can take an interactive Flash Player tour here: http://tinyurl.com/24np3d
Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/