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WITandWISDOM(tm) – December 5, 2007
Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose. - Evan Esar
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Dec. 3, 2007 Jackson, Mississippi
Donnie Register has a new reason to be thankful he's married — police say his wedding band deflected a bullet and probably saved his life.
Two men walked into Register's shop at The Antique Market on Saturday and asked to see a coin collection, police Sgt. Jeffery Scott said.
When Register retrieved the collection, one of the men pulled a gun and demanded money. A shot was fired as Register threw up his left hand, and his wedding ring deflected the bullet, police said.
"The bullet managed to go through two of his fingers without severing the bone," said his wife, Darlene Register. "A part of the bullet broke off and is in his middle finger. The other part is in his neck, lodged in the muscle tissue. But it's not life-threatening."
She said she gives God all the credit.
Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Submitted by Gary Wimer
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 60+ year old husband?
A: Tell him you're pregnant.
Q: How can you avoid spotting a wrinkle every time you walk by a mirror?
A: The next time you're in front of a mirror, take off your glasses.
Q: Why should 60+ year old people use valet parking?
A: Valets don't forget where they park your car.
Q: Is it common for 60+ year olds to have problems with short term memory storage?
A: Storing memory is not a problem, retrieving it is the problem.
Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly?
A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon.
Q: Where do 60+ year olds look for fashionable glasses?
A: Their foreheads.
Q: What is the most common remark made by 60+ year olds when they enter antique stores?
A: 'I remember these!'
Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong, http://www.fishermansnet.com/monday-fodder/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A couple took their granddaughter to the hospital to visit her mommy and new baby brother. She was fascinated as she touched his tiny fingers and toes. But, when she spotted the baby's name tag on his ankle, she exclaimed, "Oh, look, Mommy! They left the price tag on."
Submitted by Lorraine
October 27, 2007 was Make A Difference Day, USA Weekend’s annual day of volunteering. Here is one story:
In New York, J.T. Robertson, II, and his buddy Josh Tsujimoto, 7, collected 29,921 cans for deposit along with enough donations to take 422 passengers — mostly disadvantaged or disabled kids — on a 90 minute ride on the historic Arcade & Attica railway.
"I do this because it shows other kids how much they I can do," says Robertson, a 2007 National Honoree who used his award to create a grant program to encourage children's volunteer efforts.
Source: USA Weekend, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2007, http://usaweekend.com