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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 12, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"When you live in the past, it costs you the present."

Source: Web Evangelism, http://www.web-evangelism.com/

Subjects: Past


Your Problems Can Become Opportunities
By Edward Chinn

Do you know that the 'Woody Woodpecker' cartoon started life as a problem for honeymooners?

Grace and Walter Lantz rented a rustic wooden cabin in the forest for their honeymoon. At the first dawn there, a woodpecker started its pounding on the roof. The newlyweds couldn't sleep for the noise.

With humor, they heard it day after day. By the time they returned from their honeymoon, they were inspired to create a cartoon character, 'Woody Woodpecker'. Walter drew the pictures. Gracie became Woody's voice.

Years later, at their 50th wedding anniversary, Grace remembered the problem of the noisy woodpecker and said, "It was the best thing that ever happened to us."

This appeared in the Religion in Daily Life newspaper column by the Rev. Edward Chinn, D.Min. EdwardChinn@earthlink.net Rector, All Saints' Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114 USA as seen

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

Subjects: Problems

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


A clean kitchen is the sign of a wasted life.

A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

Gardening forever . . . Housework, never!

Dull women have immaculate houses.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

Subjects: Signs, Kitchens


At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. - Ann Landers, Syndicated columnist, Cited in BITS & PIECES

Source: Bits & Pieces: Home Delivery http://your.dailyinbox.com/bp/

Subjects: Parties, Marriage

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A few years back, Citibank instituted an unusual new loan program called "character loans." These particular loans were not granted on the basis of good credit or an outstanding business plan. Instead, small loans were made on the basis of the loan applicant's character. If a loan officer assessed the applicant as being of good character, and therefore more likely to pay back the loan, then they would grant the applicant's loan request.

Out of the $10 million lent through character loans, only $30,000 ( 0.3 % ) has not been paid back. That is a remarkably good rate of return.

From the files of writer and speaker, King Duncan, author of The Amazing Law of Influence. From: http://www.goodstories.com

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

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