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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 18, 2002
"It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed." - Johann von Goethe
By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2001, http://www.neileskelin.com
Subjects: Work, Attitude
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
THE GARDEN OF LIFE
Adapted from "Garden" by Eugenie Prime
For best results, this garden should be planted every day:
Five rows of "P"eas:
Five rows of squash:
Five rows of Lettuce:
~~~Let us love one another,
~~~Let us be faithful,
~~~Let us be loyal,
~~~Let us be patient,
~~~Let us be truthful.
Three rows of turnips:
~~~Turn up for church,
~~~Turn up with a new idea,
~~~Turn up with the determination to do a better job tomorrow than you did today.
Three rows of thyme:
~~~Thyme for each other
~~~Thyme for family
~~~Thyme for friends
Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. You will reap what you sow.
Submitted by Jerolyn Baldwin, Braxton Hagele
Subjects: Gardens, Ideologies
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
SOME RULES FOR LIFE
Don't stargaze with friends on a hilltop in a thunderstorm and use metal fishing rods as pointers.
If you're riding a bicycle down a hill, turn your head before you spit.
Light birthday cake candles from back to front.
Don't iron clothes while wearing them.
Sell at most one of your kidneys.
Don't lick dry ice.
Don't chase a bear into the woods to get a close-up photo.
Don't sneak up to a stallion and whack it on the rump.
When using a blow gun - something you should always have a very good reason for doing anyway - draw your breath before placing your lips around the barrel.
Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/Sermon_Fodder
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Deep Thought For The Day:
"George Washington's brother was the uncle of our country."
Source: Heart Touchers, http://storiesfrommyheart.com/home_page
Subjects: Uncles, George Washington
USA INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM FAST FACTS
Part 1 of 2 [Feb 18, 19]
- The idea for interstates arose as early as 1919, when Dwight Eisenhower, then a lieutenant colonel, observed that it took the Army's first mechanized troop movement two months to get from Washington to San Francisco.
- Congress began writing interstate system legislation in 1944, but it took several years to fund it. In 1956, the concept was signed into law by Eisenhower himself, who was now president. Work began weeks later.
- Congress recently honored Eisenhower's vision by renaming the network the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com
Subjects: Highways, Dwight Eisenhower