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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 29, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Forget about the sales you hope to make and concentrate on the service you want to render." - Harry Bullis, former chairman of the board of General Mills

Source: Bits & Pieces, March 30, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press - www.epinc.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer once played a series of exhibition matches in Saudi Arabia. His skill so impressed the king that he proposed to give Palmer a gift. "It really isn't necessary, Your Highness," the golfer said. "I'm honored to have been invited."

"I would be deeply upset," replied the king, "if you would not allow me to give you a gift." Palmer thought for a moment and said,"All right. How about a golf club?"

The next day the king had delivered to Palmer's hotel the title to a golf club, with clubhouse, thousands of lovely acres, and so on.

From the book, A Passion for Prayer, by Crosby, Jacobsen & Melashenko, Copyright (c) 1998 via http://www.witandwisdom.org

What must our heavenly king want to do for us?

Submitted by: Nancy Wimer

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

MORE INTERESTING NAMES Part 1 of 4 [Jun 29, Jul 11, 21, 31]
Contributed by subscribers of WITandWISDOM(tm)
Copyright by Richard Wimer 2000 Richard@witandwisdom.org

Ten years ago the Ford Motor Company at the Oakville Ontario Windstar Plant had two doctors named Dr. Kar And Dr. Goodyear.
Submitted by: R.W.J. Barlow

For many years, Berkshire Christian College had a dean named David Dean (Dean Dean).
Submitted by: Bob Dillon

I had a saintly older woman at my first pastorate in Nebraska named Ella Nois.
Submitted by: Jim Thomas

My junior high band director's name was Mr. Stringfellow.
Submitted by: Sharon Taylor :)

I subscribe to a family magazine, whose contributor about finances is called Buck Pound.
Submitted by: Paul Gredig

My son-in-law's family name is Shearer. He is also a shearer of sheep on his father's farm.
Submitted by: Paul Gredig

Here in South Africa we have an undertaker's service by the name of Human & Pitt!
Submitted by: Michelle

When my husband and I moved 100 miles north to Middlesbrough, Cleveland - England 30+ years ago there was a plumbing firm called W.E Pipe.
Submitted by: Bryn Clarkson

In Corona, California we had a pediatrician named Dr. Childs, a dentist named Dr. Rentschler, and an oral surgeon named Dr. Kilcutts. :)
Submitted by: Sue

I know a school nurse whose name is Margaret Tisue (pronounced tissue).
Submitted by: Loretta League

There is a brain surgeon I know by the name of Thomas Hawk . . . Tommy Hawk!
Submitted by: Nancy

There is a medical doctor in Atascocita Texas named Dr. Pain.
Submitted by: Carolyn


Americans are getting stronger. Twenty years ago, it took two people to carry ten dollars' worth of groceries. Today, a five-year-old can do it.

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Who started the custom of men wearing tuxedos on formal occasions? . . .

In 1886 black tie and tails had been the accepted formal wear for a century. But that year Pierre Lorillard commissioned a tailor to create something less stiff - preferably tail-less - for a big social occasion where he lived, in Tuxedo Park, New York. But by the big night his enthusiasm for the new suit had tailed off, and he chickened out. However, his son and his friends wore it, and they started a new fad that itself became the standard for formal wear. In the process, they immortalized the name of their hometown.

From: Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by C. Panati

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