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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 28, 2004
Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own. - Chinese proverb
Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Robert Foster had just graduated from high school. He was 18 years old, and he had just gotten a good job when he was involved in an auto accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. He had been a very independent person before the accident, and he didn't want to be a helpless man.
One day he was watching a TV show featuring a scientist who was training monkeys to help handicapped people. He contacted Dr. Willard, of Tufts University, in Massachusetts.
Robert learned that only capuchin monkeys (pronounced ka-POO-chin)were used because they are very intelligent, affectionate, and loyal. (These are the monkeys that organ grinders use.) They are only eighteen inches tall and weigh from five to eight pounds. Because they can live for thirty years, they are good prospects for helpers of the disabled.
This is where Hellion comes into the picture. Hellion, capuchin monkey, is Robert's "helpmate." Hellion picks up things, brushes Robert's hair, turns the lights off and on, operates his stereo, and even dusts and vacuums! (She has her own special vacuum cleaner with a short handle). She gets Robert's food from the refrigerator, sets it before him, and feeds it to him with a spoon. With Hellion's help, Robert has become the independent person that he wants to be. And naturally Robert and Hellion have grown quite fond of each other. He says that she is like a pet, but so much more. She is indeed a helpmate.
Just as God used the ravens to feed Elijah, His creatures are being used today to bring help and comfort to those in need.
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
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
On July 10, 2001 an eighteen-year-old had apparently taken a Seattle police car for a joyride. The theft was reported on law-enforcement broadcasts, and a bicycle patrol officer in downtown Seattle spotted it. A police car immediately gave chase but lost sight of the stolen vehicle after pausing to check for oncoming traffic at an intersection. It was then that a second police car pulled up and - thinking the stopped car was the stolen vehicle - rammed it.
The two policemen in the car that had been hit thought they were under attack. So they pulled their weapons and began firing. A police spokesperson said the officers involved - two in the rammed car and one in the other - exchanged more than twenty rounds before they discovered their mistake! Nobody was hurt.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I've started an exercise program. I do 20 sit-ups each morning. That may not sound like a lot, but you can only hit that snooze button so many times.
Source: Bill’s Punch Line, mailto:email@example.com
Though legends and fears concerning bats are many, they may also be the single best controller of the insect kingdom. Bats may eat as many as 600 mosquito size insects in an hour. An average size bat colony may eat a million insects in one evening. –
Source: Associated Press