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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - June 4, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.

(James Rhinehart)


My daughter was 4 years old when her step-grandfather died. Through tears I told my daughter that "grandpa" had gone onto heaven and would be waiting there for us with open arms.

Being this was her first funeral home visit, I was filled with my own grief as well as worried about how my daughter would handle such a traumatic event. Nothing could have prepared me for what she said as we pulled into the funeral home parking lot. As I looked at my daughter and said "alright sweetheart, let's go see grandpa". She responded in her little voice "is this heaven?". With a stunned glance I explained that grandpa's soul was in heaven and what remains on earth is the package we are loaned.

At that point in time I realized the smallest of voices speak the loudest words. My daughter handled the funeral with ease, and from that day on, those words "are we in heaven" have gone through my mind countless times. - Sally Humphreys

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

(Emoticons and Moodicons)

:-` Smiley spitting out its chewing tobacco
:-a Lefty smiley touching tongue to nose
:-b Left-pointing tongue smiley
<:-( Disappointed
<:-I User is a dunce
<-( User is Chinese and doesn't like these kind of jokes
<|-) User is Chinese
=) Variation on a theme...
=:-) Smiley punk-rocker
>-> China man
>:-( Mad, annoyed
>:-< Mad
@:-) User is wearing a turban
@= User is pro-nuclear war
B-) User wears horn-rimmed glasses
B:-) Sunglasses on head
B-) Different cool shades
C=:-) User is a chef
D-) Cool shades smiley.
E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator
K:P User is a little kid with a propeller beanie
O :-) User is an angel (at heart, at least)
P-) Colonel Klink (Hogan's Heroes)
X-( User just died
[:-) User is wearing a walkman
[:] User is a robot
[] Hugs
`:-) User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning
=|:-)|= American Uncle Sam Smiley.
:) smile
:D laughing
;) wink
:x my lips are sealed
:* kiss
:( frown
:P sticking out tongue
{} hug
B) wearing shades
0:) angel
<:-) dunce


Mannie and Morris had been partners in the garment district for decades. Both prospered well, so when Mannie suddenly died, Morris felt it only right to give his old friend as fancy of a funeral as he could.

As the funeral cortege moved slowly through the streets towards the Mount Zion Cemetery, a large coal truck accidentally pulled into the line of cars directly between the hearse and the limousine where Morris rode.

"If I hadn't seen this with my own eyes, I'd have never believed it! "exclaimed Morris, his voice ringing in admiration. "Mannie not only knew where he was going, but he ordered his own fuel as well!"

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Number of whiskers on the face of an average man is 30,000.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

A Sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure.

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