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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 26, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Worry pulls tomorrow's cloud over today's sunshine. - Author Unknown

Submitted by: Carolyn Rudometkin via http://www.witandwisdom.org


By Max Lucado

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen.

He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

What about the Christmas gift He sent you in Bethlehem; not to mention that Friday at Calvary.

Face it, friend. He's crazy about you.

From: A Gentle Thunder - Hearing God Through the Storm by Max Lucado, Copyright (c) Word Publishing, Dallas, TX, 1995, p. 122

Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodder-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Not everybody who was supposed to be on the ill-fated Titanic was on it. Following is a list of some well-known and not so well-known rather lucky people who may have not realized their good fortune until after the disastrous news broke.

- John Pierpont Morgan - owner of the Titanic, blamed his absence on ill-health

- Robert Bacon - U.S. Ambassador to Paris, cited business priorities

- Frank Adelman - his wife had a premonition of danger so they caught a later ship

- Mr. Shepherd - his wife sent a cable begging him to take another ship

- Henry C. Frick - his wife sprained her ankle

- Horace Harding - preferred the faster Mauretania

- George W. Vanderbilt - his mother-in-law was worried about maiden voyages

- James V. O'Brien - detained by a court case in Ireland

- Bertram Slade - crew member; missed the ship after being held up at a Southampton level crossing by a passing goods train

- Edward W. Bill - his wife had a premonition of impending doom

From: "The Titanic Conspiracy" by Robin Garginer and Dan Van der Vat, page 53-54

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, www.arcamax.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Claymation is the new form of movie making. You've probably seen the raisin ads with the California Raisins? Claymation technology.

The guy who re-creates each scene, or point, is called the Point. That's his title.

Of course, when a point leaves the Claymation studios, he becomes . . . .

An ex-Claymation point!

Submitted by John Hoh

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The Woman Who Drew The Line

You've probably never heard of Dr. June McCarroll, but she's truly a woman who left her mark on the world. Born in Nebraska, she was a general practitioner who lived in California. Interestingly enough, her claim to fame lies outside the world of medicine. An accident was the trigger that got her thinking about making our highways safer. Her car was sideswiped, and she determined to do something about cars that crowded others off the road.

Driving on a road that bulged down its center, Dr. McCarroll noticed that the bulge helped to keep motorists on their own side of the road. That gave her an idea. She tried persuading the town council to "paint a line down the middle of the road" to set an example and "lead the nation in public safety."

She got the bureaucratic response. However, she was someone who would not take no for an answer. So she took her idea to the local women's club. The vote was unanimous in support of the project. Still, she continued to face bureaucratic stubbornness for seven long years before her idea was implemented.

In 1924 the California Highway Commission agreed to experiment with a centerline on two sections of Route 99. Accidents on both test stretches diminished dramatically, and soon the entire state boasted McCarroll lines on its highways. Most of the world has since followed suit.

Reference: Summary of US Highway 99 www.websites2000.net/clarks/history.html via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: Phil Sarlo

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