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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 11, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions." - Earl Gray Stevens

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Mr. T. Hoerner, a missionary to Palestine, related the following experience regarding a journey toward Jerusalem 1904:

We procured a place with a caravan, drawn by mules, which took fish from Tiberias to Jerusalem. After four days we arrived at Shechem, where, by the blessing of God, we were able to secure accommodations in an English hospital; and there we celebrated the holy Sabbath day. The evening after the Sabbath I wanted to get some necessaries for the journey. So I went down to the market. It was getting dark, and I realized the market was not a safe place. I felt I should go in anyway, for we needed a supply of drinking water which was difficult to obtain while journeying.

In making my purchase I took out my money to get change. Now I noticed that I was being surrounded by robbers, with every intention of robbing me or even to kill me. I sent up a prayer to God for help, as I saw that I was in great danger.

As the robbers came closer, a big, strong Arab came pushing his way through the circle, and stood by my side, defending me from them and leading me out of danger. It seems that he was impressed to go to the market just at this time, with no particular purpose, and as he came, he at once saw my danger. Strange to say, he recognized me; for he had once been employed in a mill that we had operated in connection with our little institution at Joppa, and I had also treated his brother when he was sick. This made him glad to come to my help. He had left Joppa and secured employment in Shechem, working in this very market where he had just come to my rescue like an angel of deliverance.

When I returned to the caravan and asked if we were to prepare to start, the leader exclaimed, "What are you thinking of? Traveling in the night in such a place as this, infested with robbers!" - OUR DAY IN THE LIGHT OF PROVIDENCE, (c)1921

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 1 of 3 [Nov 11,19,30]

In LA dance hall . . . "Good clean dancing every night but Sunday."

In Florida maternity ward . . . "No children allowed."

In the offices of a loan company . . . "Ask about our plans for owing your home."

In a toy department . . . "Five Santa Clauses, no waiting."

In a Maine shop . . . "Our motto is to give our customers the lowest possible prices and workmanship."

On military bases . . . "Restricted to unauthorized personal."

In a window of a general store . . . "Why go elsewhere and be cheated when you can come right here?"

In a Maine restaurant . . . "Open 7 days a week and weekends."

In a Pennsylvania cemetery . . . "Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves . . ."

On the grounds of a private school . . . "No trespassing without permission."

In a library . . . "Blotter paper will no longer be available until the public stops taking it away."

On a Tennessee Highway . . . "Take notice, when this sign is under water, this road is impassable."

On a movie marquee . . . "Now playing ADAM AND EVE with a cast of thousands . . ."

On a display of "I love you only" valentine cards . . . "Now available in multi-packs!"

In downtown Boston . . . "Callahan Tunnel - No end"

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Ernest Shackleton's recruiting advertisement for 1912 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition:

"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success."

If Shackleton were advertising in the 1990's:

"Members wanted for adventure trek. Low cost, cool sights, fun nights, thrills galore, insurance available. Get your picture in Outside magazine."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The Mapping the National Parks collection documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. The collection consists of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present, reflecting early mapping of the areas that would become four National Parks, as well as the parks themselves. Production of this collection is being supported by a generous gift from The Rockefeller Foundation. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/nphtml/

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