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WITandWISDOM(tm) – July 30, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. – John Mason


~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese...

Thumb represents your Parents ...Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings... Middle finger represents your-Self... Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner & the ...Last (Little) finger represents your children

Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back ...Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip... Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)..., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)..., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse)... You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT....., because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!

Neat, huh? I wonder how many of you actually tried this? I did!

Submitted by B. B.


When I was a 20-something college student, I became quite friendly with my study partner, a 64-year-old man, who had returned to school to finish his degree. He confessed he had once thought more than friendship might be a possibility.

"So what changed your mind?" I asked him.

"I went to my doctor and asked if he thought a 40-year age difference between a man and woman was insurmountable.

He looked at my chart and said, "You're interested in someone who's 104?"

Submitted by Drew

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Providence, R.I. (July 26, 2007) - Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live.

"He doesn't make too many mistakes. He seems to understand when patients are about to die," said Dr. David Dosa in an interview. He describes the phenomenon in a poignant essay in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

For more about Oscar, his picture and a visit to a patient visit:

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