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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 25, 2002

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

It's not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it's how we handle them.

Source: Jackie Cottrell's List mailto:JackieCottrell2@aol.com

Subjects: Attitude, Difficulties

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

Born in 1931, the youngest of six children, I learned to share my parents' love. Raising six children during the Depression took its toll on my parents' relationship though, and when I was eighteen years old, they divorced.

Daddy never had very close relationships with his children and drifted even farther away from us after the divorce.

Several years later a wonderful woman came into his life, and they were married. She had two sons one of them still at home. Under her influence, we became a "blended family" and a good relationship developed between the two families. She always treated us as if we were her own children.

It was because of our other mother Daddy's second wife that he became closer to his own children. They shared over twenty-five years together before our father passed away. At the time of his death, the question came up of my mother (Daddy's first wife) attending his funeral.

I will never forget the unconditional love shown by my stepmother when I asked her if she would object to Mother attending Daddy's funeral. Without giving it a second thought, she immediately replied, "Of course not, Honey she's the mother of my children."

By Jewel Sanders

From: Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul: 101 Stories of Loving, Learning and Parenting, By Aaron, Raymond; Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor; Kirberger, Kimberly, Published by Health Communications (Sep 1, 2000), ISBN: 1558747478, http://isbn.nu/1558747478

Source: Nascent Dew Drops, http://nascentdewdrops.com/

Subjects: Mothers, Acceptance

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

THINGS I LEARNED AT SCHOOL:

I will not trade pants with others.

No one wants to hear my armpits.

The Boys room is not a water park.

I will not conduct my own fire drills.

A burp is not an answer.

I will not eat things for money.

I will finish what I sta...

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

Subjects: School, Wisdom, Learned

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

My cousin Marion and the church organist were discussing music for Marion's wedding service. A first-time bride at 30, she said she'd like a song from Fiddler on the Roof. "You mean 'Sunrise, Sunset'?" the organist asked.

"Actually," Marion replied, "I was thinking of 'Miracle of Miracles.'"

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2002 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/

Subjects: Weddings, Music

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How do Singapore's auto laws importantly differ from those in the U.S?

No two-cycle engines are allowed in Singapore. The license fee for a new car is small, about $5, but as the vehicle grows older, the fee increases. When the auto reaches 8 years old, it is no longer allowed on the streets. This is opposite of the license-fee structure in the U.S. While strict, Singapore's auto law has virtually wiped out air pollution in the country.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com

Subjects: Singapore, Pollution, Automobiles


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