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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 6, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Progress has less to do with speed and more to do with direction." - Cited in Bits & Pieces

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org


A son and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"

Curious, he yells: "Who are you?" He receives the answer: "Who are you?" Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!" He receives the answer: "Coward!" He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"

The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention." And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!" The voice answers: "I admire you!" Again the man screams: "You are a champion!" The voice answers: "You are a champion!"

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life. Life will give you back everything you have given to it.


-Author Unknown

Submitted by Jean Nunez

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"

Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly."

Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.

It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.

Being old referred to anyone more than 20.

The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball and rules didn't matter.

It was unbelievable dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.

It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people"rides at the amusement park.

Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.

Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."

"Olly-olly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.

Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.

Ice cream was considered a basic food group.

Submitted by Sharon Hamel


One day I was teasing my sons about our wish for grandchildren, using twins for an example. Our son Martin asked how I liked the name "Polly." I said that I liked it fine. Then he added, "How about ‘Esther'?"

"Son, any name you choose is fine with me!" I replied.

"All right, that settles it," he said. "We'll name the twins ‘Polly-Esther' and their little brother we'll call ‘Rayon'."

We all laughed, after which he added, "Well, what would you expect a man of the cloth to name his children?" By Larry Evans

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How long has car insurance been around? Since 1898, when on this day the Travelers Insurance Co. issued the first car insurance policy. It protected one's motor vehicle against what type of accident?

ANSWER: It protected one's motor vehicle against what type of accident? Travelers Insurance Co. issued the first car insurance policy which protected one's motor vehicle against accidents with horses.

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