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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 25, 1999
Be cheerful. The problems that worry us most are those that never arrive.
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The History of Taps story is removed because it was not accurate.
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
COMMENTS FROM KIDS ABOUT LOVE - PART 5 OF 5
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
"You flip a nickel, and heads means you stay with him and tails means you try the next one." - Kelly, Age 9
"My mother says to look for a man who is kind. . . That's what I'll do. . . I'll find somebody who's kinda tall and handsome." - Carolyn, Age 8
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
"Eighty-four Because at that age, you don't have to work anymore, and you can spend all your time loving each other. . ." - Carolyn, Age 8
"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife" - Bert, Age 5
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
"You should ask the people who read Cosmopolitan" - Kirsten, Age 10
"It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them" - Anita, Age 9
"It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a kid. I don't need that kind of trouble." - Will, Age 7
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
If you keep your nose to the grindstone rough,
And keep it down there long enough,
Three things will your world compose,
You - the grindstone, - and your blistered nose.
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There may never have been another baseball con man like Dizzy Dean, the great St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, who often used the sport for his own amusement. One day the New York Giants put runners on first and second with two out, and Dean intentionally walked Hughie Critz to load the bases. It seemed like a dumb move as the dreaded Bill Terry (a .400 hitter) was next up.
But Dean walked down from the mound and confronted Terry at the plate. "Bill," he said, "I'm sorry to do this to you, but I promised a girl I'd strike you out with the bases loaded."
And he did--on three pitches.
-Bill Lyon, in Philadelphia Inquirer, quoted in Reader's Digest, August 1979
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