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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 5, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Have less. Do less. Be more. - Aboodi Shaby aboodi@wonderful-life.com

Source: Daily Quote, dailyquote- on@lists.dailycast.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


An old missionary couple had been working in Africa for years and were returning to New York to retire. They had no pension; their health was broken; they were defeated, discouraged, and afraid. They discovered they were booked on the same ship as President Teddy Roosevelt, who was returning from one of his big-game hunting expeditions. No one paid any attention to them. They watched the fanfare that accompanied the President's entourage, with passengers trying to catch a glimpse of the great man.

As the ship moved across the ocean, the old missionary said to his wife, "Something is wrong." "Why should we have given our lives in faithful service for God in Africa all these many years and have no one care a thing about us? Here this man comes back from a hunting trip and everybody makes much over him, but nobody gives two hoots about us."

"Dear, you shouldn't feel that way", his wife said.

He replied "I can't help it; it doesn't seem right."

When the ship docked in New York, a band was waiting to greet the President. The mayor and other dignitaries were there. The papers were full of the President's arrival. No one noticed this missionary couple. They slipped off the ship and found a cheap flat on the East Side, hoping the next day to see what they could do to make a living in the city.

That night the man's spirit broke. He said to his wife, "I can't take this; God is not treating us fairly". His wife replied, "Why don't you go in the bedroom and tell that to the Lord?" A short time later he came out from the bedroom, but now his face was completely different. His wife asked, "Dear, what happened?"

"The Lord settled it with me", he said. "I told Him how bitter I was that the President should receive this tremendous homecoming, when no one met us as we returned home. And when I finished, it seemed as though the Lord put His hand on my shoulder and simply said;

"But you're not home yet."

Submitted by Sharon Hamel

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:



Optimist: Sees the doughnut, not the hole.

Pessimist: Sees the hole, not the doughnut.

Realist: Sees both the doughnut and the hole.


Diplomat: Talks through the hole.

Dreamer: Only cares for the icing on the doughnut.

English Teacher: Checks the spelling of "doughnut."

Baker: His job is to make the doughnut.

Programmer: Worries that the crumbs will fall between the keys on the keyboard.

Astrophysicist: Postulates new doughnut hole in NGC256 galaxy.

NASA physicist: Recalls doughnut he forgot on the Hubble telescope.


Capitalism: You buy a doughnut.

Socialism: The State gives you a doughnut.

Communism: The State sells you a doughnut.

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2000 All rights reserved worldwide, kittysdailymews- subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by Carol Blum



He asked if she ever could love him,
She answered him, "NO," on the spot.
He asked if she ever could love him.
She assured him again she could not.

He asked if she ever could love him.
She laughed ‘til his blushes he hid.
He asked if she ever could love him,
And by George, she admitted she did.

Source: Bits & Pieces, March 2, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Eddie Gaedel was the 3'7' midget who played in only one game against the St. Louis Browns and the Detroit Tigers. In the second inning of a double-header, St. Louis manager, Zach Taylor, sent 3'7', 65-pound Eddie Gaedel up to bat. Gaedel stood in a crouch up at the plate, giving pitcher Bob Cain a strike zone of about one and a half inches. Gaedel was walked on four straight pitches.

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Submitted by Braxton Hagele

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