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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 27, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Every time we encourage someone, we give them a transfusion of courage.

(E-zine: THE FUNNIES Mailto:andychaps_the-funnies- subscribe@egroups.com)


Martin Rinkart was a pastor in the little city of Eisenberg in Saxony during the Thirty Years' War. This walled city was the goal of refugees during that time. They came and ate all the food, and then there was starvation. With the starvation came pestilence, until practically the whole population of the city died. Martin Rinkart, the only pastor left in the city, had as many as fifty funerals in one day. One evening after having conducted funerals all day, he sank down exhausted, thinking that he could bear it no longer; but then it was he wrote the words of the famous hymn:

Now thank we all our God
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom His world rejoices;

Who, from our mothers' arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

Yes, it is the will of God for us that we give thanks. If we were not thankful we would go insane with the perplexities and irregularities of life's experiences. If there was ever a time when we needed to be thankful it is in the hour of crisis; because if we are not thankful, we will be overwhelmed by despair. By Arthur L. Bietz, Signs of the Times, November 28, 1950

(Dale Galusha http://www.pacificpress.com/signs )

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


I was thinking about old age and decided that it is when you still have something on the ball but you are just too tired to bounce it.

I have decided that Nostalgia is the VCR of our minds.

I wonder if Adam ever said to Eve, "Watch it! There are plenty more ribs where you came from:"

I thought about making a movie for folks my age and call it "Pumping Rust"

You know when people see a cat's litter box, they always say, "Oh, have you got a cat?" Just once I wanted to say, "No, it's for company!"

I thought about how mothers feed their babies with little tiny spoons and forks so I wonder what Chinese mothers use. Perhaps toothpicks?

Employment application blanks always ask who is to be notified in case of an emergency. I think you should write . . . A Good Doctor!

I thought about being rich and it don't mean so much . . . Just look at Henry Ford, all those millions and he never owned a Cadillac!

If you jogged backward . . .would you gain weight?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do . . . write to these men? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they delivered the mail?

(E-zine: CLEAN HEWMOR Mailto:clean-hewmor- subscribe@welovegod.org)


A couple with three children waited in line at San Francisco's Pier 41 to purchase tickets for a boat trip to Alcatraz. Others watched with varying degrees of sympathy and irritation as the young children fidgeted, whined, and punched one another. The frazzled parents reprimanded them to no avail. Finally they reached the ticket window. "Five tickets, please," the father said. "Two round trip, three one way."

(E-zine: HUMORG Mailto:Judib@mgram.com)

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Most extras assembled for a single scene: 300,000, for the two-minute funeral scene in Gandhi.

Most insects used in a film: 22 million bees in The Swarm.

Most kisses in a movie: 127, by Lionel Barrymore in Don Juan (1926). The recipients were Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor. This was also the first feature film with a musical soundtrack (but no dialogue).

(E-zine: GAGLER'S TRIVIA OF THE DAY Mailto:signuptrivia@gagler.com)

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