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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 21, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great." - Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


An American engineer working on a Pacific island met a native near a boiling pot, and to the American’s surprise the native was reading a Bible.

“Back in America, we gave that Book up long ago. Few people really believe it now.” said the engineer.

Replied the native, “It’s a good thing the Bible reached here before you did, for if it hadn’t, you would be boiling in that big pot right now!”

From: Serve Him With Mirth by Leslie B Flynn
This is a free e-book download.

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

One day an farmer came into a bank in Oklahoma and asked about a loan.

"I would like to borrow $500."

"And what security do you have?"

"I have 200 cows."

This seemed sufficient security and the loan was made.

A short time afterward the farmer came back with $2,000 in cash. He paid off the note, and started to leave with the rest of the money in his pocket.

"Why not let me take care of that money for you?” asked the banker.

Looking the banker straight in the eye, the farmer asked, "How many cows do you have?”

Submitted by Jeane De Haven


Fort Benning, home of the Army's paratroop school, is near Columbus, GA., but its primary drop zone lies across the Chattahoochee River in neighboring Alabama - as I discovered when I made my first jump. After my parachute had opened safely, I looked around and spotted a sign, visible only to descending jumpers: "Welcome to Alabama - Drop in Anytime."

Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by 1st Lt. Patrick J. Chaisson

DailyInBox: America in Uniform, http://dailyinbox.com/aiu/ind.shtml

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The Associated Press

Grantham, Pa.. — A man billed as the world's oldest worker is calling it quits.

Ray Crist, a retired scientist who started teaching at Messiah College near Harrisburg in 1970, put down his pointer Tuesday at age 104.

Crist, though, has no plans to rest on his laurels.

Instead, he'll keep up with his research and academic papers, the latest of which sets out to explain how plants absorb toxic metals and thereby clean the soil.

"When you have a mission, you go after it," said Crist, who worked on the Manhattan

"And I am still going after it."

Two years ago, at age 102, Crist was named America's oldest worker by a nonprofit training group called Experience Works.

He started at Messiah at age 70, after a career in science and a decade teaching at Dickinson University. In his 34 years at Messiah, he took only a token salary of $1 a year.

Crist was born in central Pennsylvania, just a few miles from the land where Messiah would be built.

His grandfather was a Union soldier in the Civil War, and his father a farmer and auctioneer.

In 1926, he earned a doctorate in chemistry from Columbia University.

Source: Peninsula Daily News, April 15, 2004, http://peninsuladailynews.com

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