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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 23, 2002

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be --
I had a mother who read to me.
Strickland Gillilan (1869-1954)

Source: Heart Touchers, http://storiesfrommyheart.com/home_page

Subjects: Wealth, Mothers


Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny!!!

By Frank Outlaw

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/

Subjects: Thoughts, Speech, Habits, Character

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
To wear a belted dress.

But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those pantyhose -
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on,
The crotch is at my knees?

I need to wear these glasses
As the prints were getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.

Though my hair has turned to silver
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
Just the outside's changed a bit

Author Unknown

Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersalt.org/illustrations/

Subjects: Aging, Appearance


The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it. - Albert Einstein

Source: Quotation-Gazette http://www.quotationdepot.com/gazette/

Subjects: Aging

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


The normal age span of trees is different for each species. Some birches, for example, normally die after about 40 years of life. The sugar maple, on the other hand, frequently lives as long as 500 years, some oaks as long as 1500 years, some junipers as long as 2000 years, and some giant sequoias as long as 4000 years. Bristlecone pines, some almost 5000 years old, are the oldest living things.

Source: Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, (c) 1995

Subjects: Trees

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