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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 5, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even. - Ann Flanders

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


Miss Miller, a country schoolteacher, lay at the point of death in a little village hospital. The doctor and two nurses were working frantically over her to fan the spark of life into a flame. Presently a gentle knock was heard at the door, where hung the sign, "No Visitors Allowed," One of the nurses left her post of duty to respond to the knock. Upon opening the door, she saw a lad of six, one of Miss Miller's kindergarten pupils, holding a disheveled bouquet of flowers he had gathered from the prairie that early spring morning. The nurse gently told the lad that no visitors were allowed. His response was, "I don't want to talk to her; I just want to love her."

The door was just being closed, when the doctor, who heard these last words, said: "Nurse, we have done all we can. Science is helpless. I believe in love. Let the lad in."

The nurse quickly opened the door and called the sobbing boy back. She took him into the room and placed him in a chair, drawing him up close to the bedside of Miss Miller. The lad's hand, with the bouquet of wild flowers, was softly put into the open palm of the teacher's limp hand. This caused Miss Miller to move slightly, and it was then that the boy said: "Miss Miller, I don't want to talk to you; I just want to love you." Those were the last words the doctor and the nurses heard until sixty minutes had passed. When they did open the door, they found the country schoolteacher and her kindergarten lad exchanging words of affection. This touch of love had brought life with it.

By Caris Lauda

Source: Our Times, Copyright (c) October 1949, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A Few Thoughts about Golf:

Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three.

No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.

Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

You can hit a two acre fairway 10% of the time and a two-inch branch 90% of the time.

If you have lost more than four balls on any given hole, for safety reasons, let your partner drive the cart.

Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com


In an upscale department store, every night at closing time one of our customer-service representatives reminds shoppers over the public address system to finish their shopping.

One evening, a woman who had recently worked at K-mart opened the announcement by saying, "Attention K-mart shoppers..."

Quickly realizing her mistake, she tap-danced her way out of trouble by adding, "... you are in the wrong store."

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

In December, 1775, an American colonist (believed by many scholars to be
Benjamin Franklin), noticed the increasing use of a symbol throughout the colonies, stamped onto barrels and other items, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with the words ''Don't Tread On Me'' written below the snake. And he wondered about how the symbol of a rattlesnake could be a symbol of the American desire for freedom?

He wrote the following words:

"... the Rattle-Snake is found in no other quarter of the world besides America. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. ... she never wounds 'till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.''

Source: Christian Voices, http://www.christianvoices.org

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