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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 15, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Make one person happy each day and in 40 years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least. - Charley Willey

Source: DailyInBox: Bits & Pieces, http://your.dailyinbox.com/bp/


She was ten years old. Her rabbit teeth had yet to be straightened, her face had yet to become beautiful. She was so tiny she looked younger than her age. Her brother, a year older, large, boisterous and frequently exasperated with his dumb little sister, had taken her shopping.

They burst in shining and cold from the wintry weather rumbling with suppressed excitement.

"What did you buy, Erica?" I asked.

She hugged a secret smile to her, "I bought you a diamond, Mommy."

"A what? A rhinestone, you mean? Not a real diamond."

"Oh it's real all right, it's got a guarantee, and everything," burst out the brother. "Me and Neil had to wait half an hour while she bought the dumb thing. She had to get the manager. He acted like she was a queen, took her through the vault and showed her all the diamonds."

"But you only had three dollars."

"No, I didn't, Mommy. I took my savings - I had over eight dollars."

"What kind of diamond can you get for eight dollars?"

The envelope was produced and carefully unwrapped. There, protected by plastic, was the tiniest diamond I'd ever seen and a receipt for $8.77. It took numerous jewelers and $72 before that diamond chip was safely clasped in a ring. But it was worth it.

We have a wonderful Brother in heaven who gave all He had to purchase us a gift. His family emulate his spirit of love and giving.

Source: Top Greetings

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

For all of those people who think that the Navy is like "TOP GUN" or "JAG". (You know the ones who think the Navy is glamorous.) Here are a few suggestions for people, so they can actually experience Navy life, right in the comfort of their own homes.
Just follow these simple directions:

-- Buy a dumpster, paint it gray and live in it for 6 months.

-- Run all of the piping and wires inside your house on the outside of the walls.

-- Once a week disassemble your lawn mower and inspect it.

-- On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays turn your water temperature up to 200 degrees, then on Tuesday and Thursday turn it down to 10 degrees. On Saturdays and Sundays declare to your family that they have used too much water during the week, so all showering is secured.

-- Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling.

-- Have your neighbor come over each day at 5 a.m. and blow a whistle so loud that Helen Keller could hear it and shout "Reveille, Reveille, all hands heave out and trice up"

-- Have your Mother-in-law write down everything she's going to do the following day, then have her make your whole family stand in your back yard at 6 a.m. and listen to her read it.

-- Invite 200 of your not-so-closest friends to come over, then board up all the windows and doors for 6 months. After the 6 months is over, take down all the boards, and since you're on duty, wave at your friends and family through the front window of your home... You can't leave until tomorrow.

-- Make all of your family qualify to operate all of the appliances in your home (i.e. Dishwasher Operator, Blender Technician, etc)

-- Walk around you car for 4 hours checking the tire pressure every 15 minutes. (just because)

-- Sit in your car and let it run for 4 hours before going anywhere. This is to ensure your engine is properly "lit off"

-- Empty all of your garbage bins in your house, and sweep your driveway 3 times a day, whether they need it or not.

-- Repaint your entire house once a month.

-- Cook all of your food blindfolded, groping for any spice and seasoning that you can get your hands on.

-- Have your neighbor collect all of your mail for a month, randomly losing every 5th item.

-- Spend $20,000 on a satellite system for your TV, but only watch CNN and the Weather Channel.

-- Needle gun the aluminum siding on your house after your neighbors have gone to bed.

-- When your children are in bed, run into their room with a megaphone, and shout at the top of your lungs that your home is under attack, and order them to man their battle stations.

-- Post a menu on the refrigerator door informing your family that you are having steak for dinner. Then make them wait in line for at least an hour, when they finally get to the kitchen, tell them that you are out of steak, but you have dried ham or hot dogs. Repeat daily until they don't pay attention to the menu any more, they just ask for hot dogs.

-- In the middle of January, place a podium at the end of your driveway. Have your family stand 4-hour rotations behind it.

Put your family through this, and then let them tell you how glamorous Navy life is!

Source: Cascade_Express(tm) E-Zine,


On a visit to my wife's native England for our honeymoon, we arrived at London's Gatwick Airport. Tania headed for the British- passport control line while I, an American, waited in the foreigners' line.

When my turn came, the customs officer asked me the purpose of my visit. "Pleasure," I replied. "I'm on my honeymoon."

The officer looked first to one side of me, then the other. "That's very interesting, sir," he said as he stamped my passport. "Most men bring their wives with them."

Source: Top Greetings

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What stays in MSCONFIG?

Some programs will automatically load every time you start Windows. This can cause your computer to boot up and run sluggishly. To remove the programs, you have to click Start>>Run. Type msconfig. Click OK.

In case you need more info on this, check out this tip on my site:

Now, for today's site...

If you click on the Startup tab, you'll see a bunch of program listings. But it's difficult to know what needs to stay and what doesn't. Enter the name of a program at today's site to find out what it's used for.


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