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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 20, 2007
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. - Benjamin Disraeli
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Sports writer Ted Simonson had been assigned to collect material for a book on Bobby Richardson, the New York Yankees' great second baseman in the 1960s. Ted was chatting with Bobby in a Baltimore hotel lobby after a game with the Orioles. A few feet away from them was the Yankees' superstar, Mickey Mantle, signing autographs in the midst of a boisterous crowd of youthful fans.
Ted writes, "I noticed one boy having trouble getting through the crowd with his autograph book. Suddenly he saw the two of us and ran up to Bobby.
"'Do you work for the Yankees, mister?'
"'Sure do,' was the reply.
"'Would you please get Mickey's autograph for me?'
"Bobby got up immediately, walked to the crowd, and waited until he could get through to the famous home-run hitter. A few moments later, he returned.
"'There you are,' he said, returning the autograph book.
"'Thanks, mister!' And the boy was gone. It was clear that he had no notion of who had done him the favor.
"Bobby grinned at me. 'I get to do that a lot,' he said as we continued our interview."
We, like Bobby Richardson, need to be comfortable with who we are.
By Harry Genet, Men of Integrity managing editor
Source: Men of Integrity, http://tinyurl.com/jsmyw
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Some Ponderings #2
Part 2 of 3 [June 11, 20, 29]
A heavy downpour means it's raining cats and dogs. But, if it's "reigning" kings and queens, does that mean some country is in deep turmoil?
Is the best way to go fishing with strangers on a frozen lake to first "break the ice?!"
What's wrong if the other shoe falls? At least, you now have two shoes?!
The older fellow I met the other day said to me, "I'm so old, I can't remember ‘the good old days!’"
Psychology Question - Optimist vs. Pessimist: Is an automobile's gas tank half full or half empty?
If it's called "fast food," then why do I always have to wait twenty minutes in the drive-through?
Submitted by Natowsky
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A father is someone who carries snapshots where his money used to be.
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://home.comcast.net/~mrs.carol/
My wife works in the fuels squadron at an Air Force base, and many of her co-workers complain about the superior attitude of the pilots.
One day the fuel crew decided to put things in perspective for the proud pilots. They all came to work wearing shirts inscribed, "Without fuel, pilots are pedestrians."
Source: Laughter for a Saturday