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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 24, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged." - Benjamin Franklin

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


Once upon a time two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years in farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch. Then the long collaboration fell apart. It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference, and finally it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence.

One morning there was a knock on John's door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter's toolbox. "I'm looking for a few days work," he said. "Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there. Could I help you?"

"Yes," said the older brother. "I do have a job for you. Look across the creek at that farm. That's my neighbor, in fact, it's my younger brother. Last week there was a meadow between us and he took his bulldozer to the river levee and now it is a creek between us. Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I'll go him one better. See that pile of lumber curing by the barn? I want you to build me a fence - an 8-foot fence so I won't need to see his place anymore. Cool him down anyhow."

The carpenter said, "I think I understand the situation. Show me the nails and the post hole digger and I'll be able to do a job that pleases you."

The older brother had to go to town for supplies so he helped the carpenter get the materials ready and then he was off for the day, The carpenter worked hard all that day measuring, sawing, nailing.

About sunset when the farmer returned, the carpenter had just finished his job. The farmer's eyes opened wide, his jaw dropped. There was no fence there at all. It was a bridge a bridge stretching from one side of the creek to the other. A fine piece of work - handrails and all - and the neighbor, his younger brother, was coming across, his hand outstretched.

"You are quite a fellow to build this bridge after all I've said and done." The two brothers stood at each end of the bridge and then they met in the middle, took each other's hand. They turned to see the carpenter hoist his toolbox on his shoulder, "No wait, stay a few days. I've a lot of other projects for you," said the older brother.

"I'd love to stay on," the carpenter said, "but, I have many bridges to build."
- Author Unknown

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2000 Swan Lake Communications, www.swanlake.twoffice.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: Sharon Hamel

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


A rebus is a representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols, often presented as a puzzle. For example . . .


. . . represents the phrase "Head and shoulders above the rest.".

So if you are in the mood, try these.

1. tHE sAnD

2. twink twink twink twink

3. T42


5. Ci ii


7. yppah yppah yppah yppah yppah


9. wafibit



1. Head in the sand.

2. Forty winks (Four T-winks)

3. Tea for two

4. Just for once

5. See eye to eye

6. Lacking in imagination

7. Many happy returns

8. Breach of contract

9. lie in wait

10. put a sock in it

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2000 All rights reserved worldwide, kittysdailymews- subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


I dialed one of those 900 numbers to get some financial advice. They advised me not to dial 900 numbers.

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Here's a couple of quick tips for those who despise the fact that CDs automatically run when you stick them in your CD ROM drive. To keep a CD from running when you stick it in, just hold down the SHIFT key while you insert it.

To permanently disable this autorun feature, follow these steps:

1. Right-Click My Computer and select Properties from the resulting menu.

2. The System Properties box will be displayed. Click the Device Manager tab.

3. Click the "+" next to the CD ROM icon to expand it to the next level. You'll see a CD ROM listed under the first icon. Right-click it and select Properties from the resulting menu.

4. This will bring up another settings box. Click the Settings tab and uncheck the "Auto insert notification" checkbox.

5. Hit OK on that screen, then hit OK on the System Properties screen. You'll probably have to restart your computer at this point.

That's it, no more autorunning.

If you want your CDs to autorun and they don't, it means the "Auto insert notification" checkbox is probably unchecked already. Just follow the steps above, but place a check in the box instead of removing it.

Source: Computer Tips, http://www.coolnewsletters.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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