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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 13, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it, while there's time." - Dale Dauten

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Falling in love.
Laughing so hard your face hurts.
A hot shower.
No lines at the Super Wal-Mart.
A special glance.
Getting mail.
Taking a drive on a pretty road.
Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
Hot towels out of the dryer.
Walking out of your last final.
Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.
A chocolate milkshake.
A long distance phone call.
Getting invited to a dance.
A bubble bath.
A good conversation.
A care package.
The beach.
Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.
Laughing at yourself.
Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
Running through sprinklers.
Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
Laughing at an inside joke.
Falling in love for the first time.
Slumber parties.
Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
Your first kiss.
Being part of a team.
Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
Playing with a puppy.
Late night talks with your roommate that keep you from sleeping.
Having someone play with your hair.
Sweet dreams.
Hot chocolate.
Road trips with friends.
Swinging on swings.
Watching a good movie cuddled up on a couch with someone you love.
Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating cookies and drinking eggnog.
Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.
Going to a really good concert.
Getting butterflies in your stomach every time you see that one person.
Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
Winning a really competitive game.
Making chocolate chip cookies!
Having your friends send you homemade cookies!
Spending time with close friends!
Running through the fountains with your friends.
Riding a bike downhill.
The feeling after running a few miles-an accomplishment!
The feeling you get the first time you step on stage.
Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.
Holding hands with someone you care about.
Wearing your boyfriend's shirt that still smells like his cologne.
Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
Discovering that love is unconditional and stronger than time.
Riding the best roller coasters over and over.
Hugging the person you love.
Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much-desired present from you.
Kisses on your forehead from the first and only boy you have ever loved.
Watching the sunrise.
Getting out of bed every morning and thanking God for another beautiful day, even when the weather is nasty.
- Author Unknown

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


"Wear a hat when feeding seagulls."
- Rocky, age 9

"Sleep in your clothes so you'll be dressed in the morning."
- Stephanie, age 8

"Don't flush the john when your dad's in the shower."
- Lamar, age 10

"Never ask for anything that costs more than $5 when your parents are doing taxes."
- Carrol, age 9

"Never bug a pregnant mom."
- Nicholas, age 11

"Don't ever be too full for dessert."
- Kelly, age 10

"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' don't answer him."
- Heather, age 16

"Never tell your mom her diet's not working."
- Michael, age 14

"Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a baseball bat."
- Joel, age 12

"When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she's on the phone."
- Alyesha, age 13

"Never spit when on a roller coaster."
- Scott, age 11

"Never do pranks at a police station."
- Sam, age 10

"Beware of cafeteria food when it looks like it's moving."
- Rob, age 10

"Never tell your little brother that you're not going to do what your mom told you to do."
- Hank, age 12

"Stay away from prunes."
-Randy, age 9

"Never dare your little brother to paint the family car."
- Phillip, age 13

"Forget the cake, go for the icing."
- Cynthia, age 8

"When you want something expensive, ask your grandparents."
- Matthew, age 12

(Carol Blum)


One pastor attended a church conference at which a speaker asked, "Have you heard the story about the dirty window?" When they responded, "no," he said, "That's OK -- you wouldn't see through it anyway." At the Thursday lady's meeting he decided to try that one and said, "Have you heard the story about the window?" When they said, "no." he replied, "Well, it's to too dirty -- I couldn't tell it anyway."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What was the first written language in Ireland? . . . In fifth century Ireland, a 25-letter alphabet called Ogham [AWG-um or OH-yum] was used by Celtic Druids to carve inscriptions on wooden or stone objects such as gravestones. Some of these objects, called standing stones, are still in existence today.

Ogham was a phonetic system quite similar to our own alphabet. Letters were marked vertically from bottom to top, usually along a straight edge. They were mostly simple notches designed to be easy to carve.

The Ogham system is thought to have been inspired by Ogma, god of eloquence. Twenty of its letters share the same names as trees important to the Druids. Ogham was used until the Christian era, when it was banned by the church.

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