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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 12, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Money which comes to the young with but little effort on their part will not be valued.


The story of the Mutiny on the Bounty has often been retold.

One part that deserves retelling was the transformation wrought by one book. Nine mutineers with six native men and twelve native (Tahitian) women put ashore on Pitcairn Island in 1790. One sailor soon began distilling alcohol, and the little colony was plunged into debauchery and vice.

Ten years later, only one white man survived, surrounded by native women and interracial children. In an old chest from the Bounty, this sailor one day found a Bible. He began to read it and then to teach it to the others. The result was that his own life, and ultimately the lives of all those in the colony were changed.

Discovered in 1808 by the USS Topas, Pitcairn had become a prosperous community with no jail, no whiskey, no crime, and no laziness.

Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India

For more information about Pitcairn Island visit:

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Interesting Definitions

Seamstress \seem'-stres\: Describes 250 pounds in a size six.

Selfish \sel'-fish\: What the owner of a seafood store does.

Subdued \sub-dood'\: Like, a guy, like, works on one of those, like, submarines, man.

Sudafed \sood'-a-fed\: Bringing litigation against a government official.

Arbitrator \ar'-bi-tray-ter\: A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonald's.

Avoidable \uh-voy'-duh-buhl\: What a bullfighter tries to do.

Baloney \buh-lo'-nee\: Where some hemlines fall.

Bernadette \burn'-a-det\: The act of torching a bill.

Burglarize \bur'-gler-ize\: What a crook sees with.

Submitted by B. B.


Wife: "I'm going to try something new this summer with the dog and kids."

Husband: "What’s that?"

Wife: "I'm sending the dog to camp and the kids to obedience school."

Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

According to aromatherapy, what is the most relaxing scent?

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential plant oils to improve one's psychological and physical well-being. There's little, if any, scientific support for this therapy, but some people find comfort in using natural scents. Aroma therapists and related businesses seem to have slightly different ideas on which essential oils to use for specific ailments.

One scent that kept coming up in our searches as being very relaxing is lavender. This flowering plant has been used for centuries in medicinal concoctions. It's a common ingredient in products aimed at relaxation and stress relief, such as pillows, bath oils, and lotions. Lavender is also a popular scent to use on clothing so the smell lingers with you for long-term soothing. Other frequently recommended scents for stress relief and relaxation include chamomile, ylang ylang, clary sage, bergamot, frankincense, and sandalwood.

However, the ultimate relaxing scent will vary from person to person. Aroma therapists point out that a person's own memories and associations with an aroma can have a positive or negative effect. If a despised teacher always smelled of lavender, you may find the scent unappealing. So you might start with your personal favorite scents when looking for a relaxing aroma.

Source: Ask The Factmaster

Richard Wimer adds:

I live in Sequim, Washington, USA which is noted for its lavender farms. We have a lavender festival each July.
Lavender Festival:
Panoramic Pictures:
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Wikipedia about Sequim:

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