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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 27, 2003
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. - Cherie Carter- Scott
From: If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules, http://isbn.nu/0767904249
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) March 2000, http://www.readersdigest.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love Them Anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do Good Anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be Honest and Frank Anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do Good Anyway.
The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds.
Think Big Anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight For Some Underdogs Anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give The World The Best You've Got Anyway.
From: The Reader's Digest about 20 years ago.... http://www.readersdigest.com/
Source: Have A Nice Day!
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
While stationed in Washington, D.C., a man used Arlington National Cemetery as a shortcut on his way to give a briefing at Fort Myer. To his surprise he encountered a roadblock manned by the military police. An MP approached him and said in a stern voice, "Are you supposed to be here?"
Unsure of what to say, he replied, "Not yet." The MP held back a smile and waved him on.
Source: Absolute Humor, http://absoluterobeo.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Our five-year-old son Mark couldn't wait to tell his father about the movie we had watched on television, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." The scenes with the submarine and the giant octopus had kept him wide-eyed. In the middle of the telling, my husband interrupted Mark, "What caused the submarine to sink?" With a look of incredulity Mark replied, "Dad, it was the 20,000 leaks!"
Submitted by Rindi Patterson
Fairfield, Maine (AP):
More than 50 years after leaving high school to serve in World War II, Richard Charity will graduate from high school together with his grandson and namesake, Richard Charity III.
"I would have graduated in 1943 the year I got drafted," the elder Charity said Monday. "I got my draft notice. They picked me. They said 'I want you,' and I was gone."
By the time Lawrence High School held its commencement ceremonies in June 1943, the United States was deep into war on two fronts and Richard Charity Sr. was on his way to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training.
From there his outfit, Company B, 326th Glider Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army's 13th Airborne Division went to Europe.
He returned in April 1946, got married and raised three children. He now has seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
One of those grandchildren, Richard Charity III, is a graduating member of the Lawrence High School Class of 2003.
Grandfather and grandson will receive their diplomas on Friday thanks to legislation passed two years ago in Maine making veterans who missed graduation because of military service in World War II or Korea eligible to graduate.
Richard III, known as Rick, is 18 and played basketball for the Lawrence Bulldogs. He is headed to the University of Connecticut to study pharmacology in the fall.
Richard Sr., known as Chick, is now 77 and in a wheelchair, but that's not slowing him down.
How does the old soldier feel about finally getting his high school diploma with his grandson?
"I never imagined it," he said. "I know I'll break down, hopefully not too bad, anyway."
Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/