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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 15, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies- subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org



A Friend is someone who knows the Song in Your Heart and can Sing it back to You when you've forgotten the Words!

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." - Winnie the Pooh

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost." - Charles Caleb Colton

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

"Strangers are just friends waiting to happen."

"Friends are God's way of taking care of us."

"I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay." - Dave Matthews Band

"Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say."

"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life." - Lee Iacocca

Submitted by: Debbie Yauch via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

IN MY DAY Part 1 of 2 [Sep 15, 26]

The Washington Post had a contest wherein participants were asked to tell the younger generation how much harder they had it in the old days.

Second Runner-Up:
In my day, we couldn't afford shoes, so we went barefoot. In the winter we had to wrap our feet with barbed wire for traction.

First Runner-Up:
In my day we didn't have MTV or in-line skates, or any of that stuff. No, it was 45s and regular old metal- wheeled roller skates, and the 45s always skipped, so to get them to play right you'd weigh the needle down with something like quarters, which we never had because our allowances were way too small, so we'd use our skate keys instead and end up forgetting they were taped to the record player arm so that we couldn't adjust our skates, which didn't really matter because those crummy metal wheels would kill you if you hit a pebble anyway, and in those days roads had real pebbles on them, not like today.

And the winner:
In my day, we didn't have rocks. We had to go down to the creek and wash our clothes by beating them with our heads.

Honorable Mentions:
When I was your age, we didn't have fake doggie-do. We only had real doggie-do, and no one thought it was a bit funny.

In my day, we didn't have fancy health-food restaurants. Every day we ate lots of easily recognizable animal parts, along with potatoes.

In my day, we didn't have water. We had to smash together our own hydrogen and oxygen atoms.

In my day, we didn't have Strom Thurmond. Oh, wait. Yes we did.

(Who is Strom Thurmond? Visit:
http://encarta.msn.com/index/conciseindex/B1/0B1C0000.htm?z=1&pg=2&br =1 )

Submitted by Jo Walters via http://www.witandwisdom.org


It was overheard that the USA Olympic Gold medal skier Picabo Street, is donating the money she gets from endorsements to the local hospital in Denver.

In return, they are going to name a wing of the hospital after her. It will be called: "Picabo, I.C.U."

Submitted by Barbara Nasralla

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

John T. Molloy, in his fascinating book, Dress for Success, conducted many research studies to learn how people respond to others based on their clothing.

In one test, Molloy wanted to know if it were true that the color of the raincoat a man wore determined how people would treat him. He showed 1,362 people, a cross section of the general public, two nearly identical photos of the same man. There was only one variable. The pictures showed the same man in the same pose, dressed in the same suit, the same suit, the same shirt, the same tie and the same shoes. The only difference was the raincoat. In one it was black and in the other light beige. The participants were told that the pictures were of twin brothers and were asked to identify the more prestigious of the two.

The results were amazing. Said Molloy, "Over 87 percent, or 1.118 people, chose the man in the beige raincoat."

By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2000, www.neileskelin.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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