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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 6, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

Source: Gagler's Quote of the Day, signupquotes@gagler.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org



My husband works for a European airline, and one of his passions is traveling. Our son, Zachary, has been a seasoned traveler, having traveled even to Mexico, Ecuador, and South Africa. One day, when Zachary was four, he asked me, "When is Jesus coming?" I told him that I didn't know, and that we always needed to be ready. He replied emphatically, "We better pack our bags!" - By Lisa Underhill, Kennesaw, Georgia via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Our 3-year-old granddaughter, Annie, was enjoying the program for children at church. When the time came for the offering, she noticed the sad look on the face of her friend, who had no offering to give. It took her only a few seconds to find a solution. She took her $1 bill, cut it in half, and gave her friend the other half. How both of them were happy! - By Rolando A. Itin, Entre Rios, Argentina via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Today's kid report comes from Steven Sugg...

The following happened to a friend of mine, named Michael, whose wife is named Ginny.

Mike was out working on some landscaping in my yard when the next door neighbor's son (about 2-1/2 years old) rode his Big-Wheel up the driveway and stopped.

"Hi, Mike," he said.

Mike replied, "Hi, David."

"Watcha doin'?" he asked.

Mike answered, "Putting this dirt around the trees."

"Where'd you get that dirt?" he asked.

"From my pickup truck," Mike said, pointing to the back of his truck parked in the driveway.

David looked over at the truck, and continued his questioning. "How'd that dirt get in your truck?"

Mike said, "I bought it at the nursery."

David thought about that a moment, screwed his face up and said, "You ‘paid' for dirt?!?"

Mike stammered out, "Well, yeah. It's special dirt for growing trees."

David wasn't buying it. He got sort of a sad, pitying look on his face, and asked slowly, "Does Ginny know?"

The Kid Report -- February 23, 2000
Copyright 2000 by Chris White kidreport@topfive.com

Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, McHawList- subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


I have five siblings, three sisters and two brothers. One night I was chatting with my Mom about how she had changed as a mother from the first child to the last. She told me she had mellowed a lot over the years:

"When your oldest sister coughed or sneezed, I called the ambulance. When your youngest brother swallowed a dime, I just told him it was coming out of his allowance."

Source: Giggles & Grins Copyright (c) 2000 by Igiggle@aol.com All Rights Reserved, gigglesngrins-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Ludwig von Beethoven, one of the world's greatest musicians, was born into a musical family in Germany. As a child he spent many lonely hours practicing his music every day.

By the age of eleven he was already composing his own music and conducting an orchestra. In his late teens he went to Vienna for further study. There he reached fame though not fortune.

One evening as he was out walking, he passed a cobbler's house where he heard someone inside practicing one of his compositions. As he stopped to listen, he overheard a girl say that she wished she could hear a real musician play it properly.

Beethoven went into the house and, noticing the young lady at the piano was blind, offered to play the piece for her. He did so for her for more than an hour and while he did, darkness fell and the lone candle in the room had gone out.

Outside in the night sky the moon shone brightly and sent its radiant beams glistening into the room where Beethoven sat playing beautiful music. He was so inspired by the appreciation of his music by the young lady and the beauty of the atmosphere in the room that he composed his famous "Moonlight Sonata."

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

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