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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 26, 2003
"If you came and you found a strange man. . .teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you'd kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don't think twice about it." - Jerome Singer
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
After September 11...I happened to call a man on business that I didn't know and have not, nor will ever talk to again. But this day, he felt like talking. He was head of security of a company that had invited the remaining members of a company who had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share their office space.
With his voice full of awe he told me stories of why these people were alive and their counterparts were dead and all the stories were just little things. You might know the head of the company got in late that day because his son started kindergarten.
The one that struck me most was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive.
Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone . . . all the little things that annoy me . . . I think to myself, perhaps this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment. And it is enough.
May God continue to bless you with all those annoying things.
Source: Jackie Cottrell's List, mailto:JackieCottrell2@aol.com?subject=Subscribe
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Back Up My Hard Drive? How do I Put it in Reverse?
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.
Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it.
I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
She's always late. Her ancestors arrived on the June Flower.
Honk if you love peace and quiet.
Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?
Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
Change is inevitable. Except from a vending machine.
Source: Have A Nice Day!
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Tidbits of Wit
Grandparents: So easy to operate. Even a child can do it.
The only self cleaning thing in this house is the cat.
Families are like fudge mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Source: Smile a Day Newsletterę, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
The U. S. Space Command has millions of dollars' worth of the latest computers and other electronic gear, and plenty of highly trained employees. But when it ran into a problem at its new Year 2000 missile-warning center, it turned to Misty the ferret.
To connect new computers at the center, wires had to be threaded through 40-foot-long narrow conduits.
Volunteering Misty, his pet of six years, Lt. Col. Randy Blaisdell tied a piece of yarn around the ferret's midsection. Misty dashed through the conduit, lowing the yarn, and the yarn was then used to pull a wire. Misty's reward for making several trips? Strawberry Pop-Tarts.
From: Associated Press, http://www.ap.org/
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) February 2000, http://www.readersdigest.com/