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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 13, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary." - Vidal Sasson

Source: Gagler's Quote of the Day, signupquotes@gagler.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Beware of a surrender which you make to God in an ecstasy; you are apt to take it back again. It is a question of being united with Jesus in His death until nothing ever appeals to you that did not appeal to Him.

By Oswald Chambers, "My Utmost for His Highest"

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

From a book called "When My Grandmother Was a Child"
by Leigh W. Rutledge Part 2 of 2 [April 3 & 13]

"Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason, either as travelers or immigrants.

"The five leading causes of death in the US were: 1. Pneumonia and influenza, 2. Tuberculosis, 3. Diarrhea, 4. Heart disease, 5. Stroke.

"The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

"Drive-by shootings -- in which teenage boys galloped down the street on horses and started randomly shooting at houses, carriages, or anything else that caught their fancy -- were an ongoing problem in Denver and other cities in the West.

"The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was thirty. The remote desert community was inhabited by only a handful of ranchers and their families.

"Plutonium, insulin, and antibiotics hadn't been discovered yet. Scotch tape, crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.

"There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

"One in ten US adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

"Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."

"Coca-Cola contained cocaine instead of caffeine.

"Punch-card data processing had recently been developed, and early predecessors of the modern computer were used for the first time by the government to help compile the 1900 census.

"Eighteen percent of households in the United States had at least one full-time servant or domestic.

Submitted by Carol Blum


Hoping to lose some weight, a friend was counting calories, reducing fat intake and walking her dog twice a day, steadily increasing the distance. But after a month she had only lost one pound. A short time later she brought the dog to the vet for a checkup.

"Is your dog eating well?" the puzzled vet asked. "He's lost ten pounds."

By Grace Wetzel in Reader's Digest www.readersdigest.com

Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, McHawList-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


There are 1,575 steps from the ground floor to the top of the Empire State Building.

Karen Carpenter's doorbell chimed the first six notes of "We've only just begun."

Harvard uses "Yale" brand locks on their buildings; Yale uses "Best" brand.

The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. has five sides, five stories and five acres in the middle.

Source: Today's Useless Facts, Useless_Facts-subscribe@listbot.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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