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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 25, 2002
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
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