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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 13, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"At one time or another we have all done wrong. Either we are, or have been, or may be, as bad as he whom we condemn." - Roman poet Mantuanus in "De honesto Amore"

(Garrie F. Williams)


More than a hundred years ago D. L. Moody lashed out at the church for its misappropriation of energies. He said that the church reminded him of a bunch of firemen straightening the pictures on the wall of a burning house.

(Jack via The Funnies )

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

When the 1960s ended, many hippies moved down the coast to Santa Cruz. They got married and had children. But they didn't name their children Melissa or Brett. People in the mountains around Santa Cruz grew accustomed to their children playing with little Time Warp or Spring Fever. And eventually Moonbeam, Earth, Love and Precious Promise all ended up in public school.

That's when the kindergarten teachers first met Fruit Stand. Every fall, parents applied name tags to their children, kissed them good-bye and sent them off to school on the bus. So it was for Fruit Stand. The teachers thought the boy's name was odd, but they tried to make the best of it.

"Would you like to play with the blocks, Fruit Stand?" they offered. And later, "Fruit Stand, how about a snack?" He accepted hesitantly. By the end of the day, his name didn't seem much odder than Heather's or Sun Ray's.

At dismissal time, the teachers led the children out to the buses. "Fruit Stand, do you know which one is your bus?" He didn't answer. That wasn't strange. He hadn't answered them all day. Lots of children are shy on the first day of school. It didn't matter. The teachers had instructed the parents to write the names of their children's bus stop on the reverse side of their name tags. The teacher simply turned over the tag. There, neatly printed, was the word "Anthony."
- Alan Smith, Boone Church of Christ, Boone, NC

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WHEN MY three-year-old son opened the birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol. He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink. I was not so pleased. I turned to Mom and said, "I'm surprised at you. Don't you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?"

Mom smiled and then replied . . . "I remember."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Did you know this about Elephants?

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

The elephant is the only animal with four knees.

All elephants walk on tiptoes, because the back portion of their foot is made up of all fat and no bone.

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