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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 13, 2007
"It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them." - Agatha Christie
Submitted by Lorraine
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Dr. James Dobson's experience teaching in the public school system was from 1960-1963. At the final year, he had to say goodbye to 25 to 30 teary-eyed kids. One young lady whom he said goodbye to in 1963 called him in 1975.
Julie had grown up. James remembered her as a seventh grader with a crisis of confidence in herself. Her Latin heritage embarrassed her and she was overweight. She had only one friend who had moved away the following year.
She and Dr. Dobson talked on the phone about the good ole days.
"Where do you go to church?" she asked. He told her, and she asked if she could visit. He told her she could, and the next week she came. In the coming months, she became a Christian.
A few months after her initial visit, Dobson asked her, "Julie, I want to ask you a question. Will you tell me why you went to so much trouble to obtain my unlisted number and call me last fall.?"
"Because when I was a seventh-grade student in junior high school, you were the only person in my life who acted like you respected and believed in me and I wanted to know your God."
Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Four-month-old Evan had a major diaper blowout, covering his clothes, blanket, and bed sheets.
His father Quinn thought out loud, "This is almost more than I can handle. Where's Mommy?" As the new dad faced the disaster in front of him, he reached for the scissors.
Later he confessed to his wife Melissa, "The smell was overwhelming. I had to move fast, so I cut the bottom half of his outfit off in order to get to the diaper. Sorry, but he no longer has the cute little clown outfit you liked so much."
Submitted by cutie pa2ti
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Arriving at the cottage frazzled after a 2 1/2-hour drive and a 20-minute boat ride with three kids in tow, ages nine, five and two, my sister Barbara discovered there was no food in the cupboards.
She rounded the kids up, got their life jackets back on, jumped back in the boat, docked as close to the store as she could and went in. The kids went in three different directions. Barbara kept an eye on them, managed to select her groceries and finally handed the clerk her credit card.
Hands full with bags and kids, Barbara started out. But then she turned back to the clerk and asked through clenched teeth, "May I have my credit card back, please?"
The clerk smiled sympathetically. "It's in your mouth."
Submitted by Lorraine
A Czech armed robber who targeted McDonald's restaurants was grabbed by the ear and marched to the police station by his mum.
Katka Zahradnikova, 44, from Prague, recognized her 20-year-old son Michal on CCTV footage screened on the local version of Crimewatch.
A police spokesman said: "He admitted he was responsible for robbing a number of the fast-food stores and put up no resistance when she marched him down here by the ear and made him give us a full statement.
"We couldn't have done it better ourselves."
Source: Ananova (06-11-07) http://www.ananova.com