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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 27, 2007
I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. Ė Helen Keller
Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
I was inspecting communications facilities in the Yukon. Since I had little experience flying in small planes, I was nervous when we approached a landing strip in a snow-covered area. The pilot descended to less than 100 meters, then gunned both engines, climbed and circled back. While my heart pounded, the passenger next to me seemed calm.
"I wonder why the pilot didn't land," I said.
"He was checking to see if the landing strip was plowed," the man replied.
As we made a second approach, I glanced out the window. "It looks plowed to me," I commented.
"No," my neighbour replied. "It hasnít been cleared for some time."
"How can you tell?" I asked.
"Because," the man informed me, "I'm the guy who drives the plow."
Submitted by Marty
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A patient at the dental office where I was a receptionist stopped by my desk to pay her bill. She began rummaging through her purse, as so many patients did when they had a check to write.
"Do you need a pen?" I asked, offering her the use of mine.
"Yes, thank you," she replied. She took it, put it in her handbag and proceeded to pay in cash.
Submitted by Lulu
Mark Davies of South Wales, now 33, was just 12 when he did a homework task. He wrote to NASA for help and they sent him more than 40 photos signed by astronauts.
They included members of the crew of the ill-fated Challenger, who died when it exploded in 1986, reports the Daily Mirror.
Office worker Mark forget all about them until grandma Dorothy, 86, launched an attic clear-out.
Now he has been told the collection could be worth a small fortune perhaps £10,000.
He said: "I remember writing to NASA in 1985 for a science project.
"It was only when my grandma found the pictures that I looked again and realized what I had."
Source: Ananova (06-21-07) http://www.ananova.com