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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 30, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,


Do you remember Bob Hayes, the man who was named "World's Fastest Human"?

He was a hero of 1964 Olympics, bringing home the Gold Medal in the 100 meter run, and being clocked at incredible 8.5 seconds in the final 110 yards of 400 meter relay run.

After the Olympics, he became an all-pro wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. His college coach said that if there had ever been a kid he wished was his, it was Bob Hayes.

Then, in April 1979 Bob was convicted of selling narcotics to an undercover agent. He received two 5-year prison sentences. He went from the pinnacle of success to prison.

According to Hayes, and those who cared most about him, his downfall was caused by his inability to choose good friends. The people he hung around gave him a bad example and got him into trouble.

As a rule, we usually reflect the thoughts and lifestyles of the people we spend the most time with.

Who are you spending time with?

Author Unknown

Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffeemaker.

These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, "For fast relief."

You want to look younger? Rent small children. - Phyllis Diller

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,


My 12-year-old daughter was looking through an old magazine and came across a photograph of a young woman who was described as being 35-26-36.

"What are we supposed to do?" she asked me. "Guess her age?"

Submitted by Betsy

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Scamp, a dog at an Ohio nursing home, can reportedly sense when residents are about to die and sits by their bedside.

Scamp has apparently forecast practically every one of the 40 or so deaths that have occurred in the three years he's been at the home.

That puts him well ahead of a cat called Oscar which was featured in a medical journal after predicting more than 20 deaths at a nursing home in Rhode Island.

Scamp's owner Deirdre Huth, a staff member at The Pines nursing home, The Pines, in Canton. Ohio, says the schnauzer raises the alarm when he senses a resident is at death's door.

She told Inside Edition: "He has either barked or he'll pace around the room. The only time he barks is when he's trying to tell us something's wrong."

Director of nursing Adeline Baker says Scamp's presence is welcomed by patients as the end draws near.

"It's not like he's a grim reaper," she said. "It's kind of comforting to know that maybe at the end of our lives, if we don't have family members, there will be somebody there to be with us."

From Inside Edition, New York, which includes a picture of Scamp:

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com

You can find the story about Oscar the cat at:

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