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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 6, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Be as friendly to the janitor as you are to the chairman of the board.

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


In our troubled world, a lot of tension begins in the home between husband and wife. Such was the case of Bob and his wife, Martha. Nothing Martha did pleased Bob, and Martha was constantly finding fault with her husband.

The only thing that seemed to hold them together was their three-year-old daughter, Beth.

Finally the time came when Martha told Bob that she had her fill and was going to file for divorce.

"I suppose that's the best way out," Bob agreed.

Their plans for separation were postponed that very evening when their little daughter ran out into the street and was struck by an automobile. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was treated for internal injuries and then placed in intensive care. But she didn't wake up.

For three long days and nights Bob and Martha stayed at the hospital, waiting and hoping for the news that Beth had come out of the coma.

Finally, on the fourth morning, Martha suggested that they go to the hospital chapel and pray – something they hadn't done together for years. Bob agreed.

It was almost noon that day when a doctor came to the waiting room where Bob and Martha were sitting. “Your little daughter is awake," he said.

"Thank God!" Martha exclaimed. "When can we see her?"

"Right now," the doctor answered. "She's been calling for her mama and papa."

Once in Beth's room, the parents patted the child to comfort her and Martha tried to speak, but her voice was choked with emotion.

Then little Beth touched her parents' hands and in her sweet voice said, "Mama and Papa, I love you both!"

In that home the word divorce was never mentioned again. Happiness and contentment reigned there as it should in every home. Bob and Martha had been touched by the Master's hand, but He had used a little child to help Him. How true the Scripture: "A little child will lead them." Isaiah 11:6.

By Marion Ash, Newton, Illinois

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) July 2004, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Morris and Harry were both fanatics about deep sea fishing. Each would come back from fishing trips, and tell the other big stories about the number, and sizes of the fish they caught.

So Morris comes back from his latest fishing trip, and tells Harry, "You wouldn't believe, but in the Bahamas I caught a 500 pound herring."

Harry says, "That's nothing, last time I fished in the Bahamas, I pulled up an old lantern from a sunken Spanish ship -- and the candle was still burning!"

They both looked at each other, knowing that the other was joking.

Finally, Harry said to Morris, "Look Morris, if you take 450 pounds from off your herring . . . I'll blow out my candle!"

Source: Laughter for a Saturday


Deep Thought For The Day:

"I lost twenty pounds. Unfortunately, I was in England at the time."

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

While I was working at a delicatessen in Sydney, Australia, a woman over heard my accent and asked if I was American. "Lovely!" she exclaimed when I told her that I was. "I've been looking for one of your lot. My son is living in the States with his American wife, and she sent me a recipe that calls for half & half. Could you tell me, luv, half of wot and half of wot?"

Source: Top Greetings

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