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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 25, 2003
Take a music bath once or twice a week and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One Saturday morning I awoke to the delightful smell of waffles and the sound of our two small boys in the kitchen with my husband. Padding down to breakfast, I sat down on my husband's lap and gave him a big hug for his thoughtfulness.
Later that day, we were having a heated "discussion" in our bedroom when our four-year-old, Jacob, stopped us in mid-sentence. Standing in the doorway, he said, "Mommy, try to remember how you felt when you were on Daddy's lap."
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The Edge Index
6 million - The number of golf balls a Boeing 757 can hold.
1,000 - The estimated number of Ding Dongs manufactured per minute at St. Louis' Interstate Brands Factory.
3 - The number of times the new emergency phone in North Dakota Governor John Hoeven's office - specially installed in the wake of heightened threats of terrorism - rang in its first week.
2 - The number of those calls that were from telemarketers.
1 - The number that was a wrong number.
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) June 4, 2003, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Kid's Thought For The day:
"If a lady has a black thing on her tooth, tell her."
Source: Heart Touchers, http://www.hearttouchers.com
On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea lives a delicate flower called the mirror orchid. There is a tiny wasp that has the right habits properly to enter the flower and transfer the pollen from the stamens to the stigma of another orchid flower, thus assisting in the production of seed so more orchids will grow.
But the orchid gets the wasp to perform this task by deception. On the large lip like petal of the orchid is a perfect replica of the female wasp. But that is not all, the orchid also produces a chemical Scent that duplicates the scent that the female wasp gives out to attract the male for mating. So first the male wasp is attracted to the scent of the orchid, and then he thinks that he sees her, so he alights on the orchid to get acquainted and gets covered with the pollen of the orchid. Then, realizing that he has been tricked, the male lifts off (covered with pollen, of course) and flies on. Soon he is attracted by the scent of another flower and again sees what he thinks is a female, so he lights on the second plant to investigate, and in the process pollinates the flower. Eventually, the male wasp will probably find a real female.
Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, http://isbn.nu/0828002169
Submitted by Nancy Simpson