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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 27, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Suffering well borne is better than suffering removed. - Henry Ward Beecher

Subjects: Suffering, Patience


Little Rodney, 4 years old, walked down the beach, and as he did, he spied a matronly woman sitting under a beach umbrella on the sand. He walked up to her and asked, "Are you a Christian?"

"Yes," she replied.

"Do you read your Bible every day?"

She nodded her head, "Yes."

"Do you pray often?" the boy asked next, and again she answered, "Yes."

With that he asked his final question, "Will you hold my quarter while I go swimming?"

Submitted by George Haig

Subjects: Character, Trust

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

(Excerpts from classified sections of city newspapers)

Lost: small apricot poodle. Reward. Neutered. Like one of the family.

Tired of cleaning yourself? Let me do it.

Man, honest. Will take anything.

Wanted. Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.

Illiterate? Write today for free help.

Submitted by Larry Reed and Ernest Dobkins

Subjects: Advertising, Parody


A teacher was taking her first golf lesson. "Is the word spelled 'p-u-t' or 'p-u-t-t'?" she asked the instructor.

"'P-u-t-t' is correct," he replied. "'P-u-t' means to place a thing where you want it. 'P-u-t-t' means a vain attempt to do the same thing."

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/

Subjects: Golf, Spelling

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How Long Can a Lightbulb Last?

Over 100 years according to some sources. This lightbulb was first installed at the fire department hose cart house in 1901. Then moved to fire station at First and McLeod, then to its present site in 1976 at the fire station, 4550 East Ave., Livermore, California, USA

It was declared the oldest known working lightbulb by Guinness Book of World Records. Ripley's Believe-It-or-Not in 1972 researched it and declared it the oldest. Charles Kurault of the TV program "On the Road with Charles Kurault" visited the bulb in the 1970s and included it in his book as well.

To learn more about this lightbulb and its closest competitors up visit:

Subjects: Lightbulbs

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