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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 27, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"A good marriage is the union of two forgivers." - Ruth Bell Graham

Source: Heart Touchers, http://www.hearttouchers.com


Victims of a recent flood in Japan have been given unexpected help from a mystery lottery winner who posted a winning ticket to help them.

Rescue officials in Fukui prefecture are marveling at the winner's generosity, after they received the ticket, worth 990,986 pounds, with a note saying it was intended for the victims of the flood.

The sender had even used a false name and address so they would not be traced.

Prefecture official Hiroko Imatomi said the note convinced her the ticket was genuine, says IOL.

She said: "It must be from a rare type of person who has a big heart and hopes it will help people who suffered a lot."

The floods earlier this month killed three people and destroyed or damaged over 200 homes.

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Bob Hope
May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003

ON TURNING 70 "You still chase women, but only downhill."

ON TURNING 80 "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing."

ON TURNING 90 "You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

ON TURNING 100 "I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING "I ruined my hands in the ring ... the referee kept stepping on them."

ON GOLF "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees."

ON PRESIDENTS "I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six."

ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL "I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it."

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY "Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother."

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS "That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom."

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES "I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."

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


Woodrow Wilson's father was a minister. Rather tall and thin, Wilson Sr. made quite a contrast to his horse, which was well-built. One day with horse and buggy and young Woodrow along, the minister was asked by a parishioner, "Reverend, how is it that you're so thin and gaunt while your horse is so fat and sleek?"

Before he could reply, young Woodrow exclaimed, "Probably because my father feeds the horse and the congregation feeds my father!"

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

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Submitted by Ann Mahoney

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