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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 29, 2002
No legacy is so rich as honesty. - William Shakespeare
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A father was approached by his small son, who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!"
His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means."
The son replied, "I do know!"
"Okay," said his father.
"So, Son, what does the Bible mean?"
"That's easy, Daddy. It stands for ‘Basic Information Before Leaving Earth.'"
Submitted by Hannelore Dill
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Many years ago in the deep south on a cold dark night two boys started out with their dogs to do some coon hunting. The boys were not having any luck finding racoons. The rain started coming down in a light mist. The dogs took off for the warmth of home so the boys decided to call it a night and do the same. Before the boys had gone far the mist turned into a hard rain. Without thinking twice the boys ducked into a church to wait until the rain passed.
Before long they heard voices coming from outside the front door of the church from those coming to the mid-week meeting. Not wanting to get caught in the church the boys climbed up into the rafters to wait for the meeting and the rain to be over.
The church filled up with many African-Americans and the meeting proceeded with a lively song service and prayer. Then the minister started into the evenings topic with much gusto and Bible thumping as an African-American minister can do.
There were several young folks on the back seat that were not interested in the evenings topic and got into a discussion of their own. After serval minutes of the distraction the deacon came over and pointed his finger at the young folks and said,"If you are not quiet I will pray that the angel, Gabriel, will come down, blow his horn and take you all away."
This quieted the young folks for a short while before they started talking again. Again the deacon gave the same warning with the same results. Finally the deacon got down on his knees and started to pray, "Oh, Gabriel please come down here and blow your horn and take these noisy young people away." One of the boys in the rafters could not hold back. He blew a long and loud blast on his coon horn. The church was quickly emptied except for the two laughing boys.
When the boys got home and told the story to their minister father they expected a good laugh. What they got was the worst punishment imaginable to them. They had to the African-American minister and explain how it was not Gabriel but they who had blown the horn that evening.
As told by Marvin Jordan of Olympia, Washington to Victor Gouge many years ago.
Submitted by Victor Gouge
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One night my father woke himself up with a loud "Hello!" to someone in his dream. As the next day came and went, Dad thought the nocturnal burst was his alone to remember. But that night, as he and Mom were getting ready for bed, she said drily, "If you see anyone you know tonight, just wave! (Readers Digest)
Source: Monday Fodder mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
You can hang lots of dinky digital devices on your key chain, including voice recorders, MP3 players, and portable computer memory. A gadget the size of a pack of gum could unclutter your pocket by combining all three functions.
The $179 Unitech Duex mp302 player from InnoGear packs 128 MB of memory - enough for two hours of MP3 music, eight hours of voice, or scads of computer files. It plugs into a PC's USB port and plays music for 12 hours on a single AAA battery over headphones in its neck lanyard. All-in-one devices almost always mean compromises, but this time the most serious drawback is a manual badly translated from Korean.
By Janet Roe-Dupree, US News & World Report, November 11, 2002, http://www.usnews.com
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