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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 3, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Every sunset is also a sunrise. It all depends on where you stand. - Karl Schmidt

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/thought/index.htm

Subj ects: Perspective, Sun


My husband, who had lost one eye, and I were visiting my sister and brother-in-law, Vesta and Don Mansell, when their little 5-year-old granddaughter, Taylor, came to visit. She noticed her uncle Jack's eye and asked him, "Does your eye hurt?"

"No, Taylor," he replied.

Later she came and asked, "Uncle Jack, can you at least see a little light?"

"No, Taylor."

We noticed that for the next two days Taylor walked around with one hand covering one eye, trying to visualize what it was like to be able to see with only one eye.

The next day she announced, "Uncle Jack, you are a big man and need two big eyes, and I have decided to give you one of my big eyes, 'cause I am little and I only need one eye."

By Mona Barnes, West Sacramento, California

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) February 28, 2002, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

Subjects: Benevolence, Blind, Children, Eyes

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


When the moon hits your eye
like a big pizza pie
that's amore.

When an eel bites your hand
with a pain you can't stand
that's a moray.

When our habits are strange
and our customs deranged
that's our mores.

When your horse munches straw
and the bales total four
that's some more hay.

When a sand-coated board
buffs your nails, yes milord
that's emory.

And our friend Mitch Albom
every Tuesday would come
to hear Morrie.

When two patterns of lines
cross to form new designs
that's a moiré.

The briefest of pauses
in poetic clauses,
they are morae.

When Othello's poor wife,
she gets stabbed with a knife
that's a Moor, eh?

When a Japanese knight
used a sword in a fight
that's Samurai.

From: Italian Love Song, http://www.contestcen.com/puns2.htm
Reprinted with permission from the Contest Center website, http://www.contestcen.com/

Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html

Subjects: Language


My husband, a forester, often has to consult property owners to determine boundary lines. Walking up a dirt road to question one such individual, he encountered signs that read: "No Trespassing," "Beware of Dog," and "Keep Out... This Means You!" Finally arriving at the door, he talked with the congenial, cooperative landowner. When my husband was ready to leave, the man said to him, "Come and see me again sometime. I don't get many visitors up this way."

Source: Marty's Joke of the Day, http://www.geocities.com/martysjotd

Subjects: Signs, Visitors

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Who has the most popular house in Philadelphia?

Today in Philadelphia, only the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall draw more visitors than the home of adored American flagmaker and seamstress Betsy Ross. More than a quarter of a million tourists visit the Betsy Ross House annually. Betsy and her husband, John Ross, rented the Georgian-style house from 1773 and 1786, both living there and running their upholstery business out of the house. The house was built about 1740 and consists of two-and-half floors and nine rooms. While residing in the house, Betsy accepted the proposal to sew the first red, white, and blue flag of the fledgling country.

Subjects: Houses, Flag

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