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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 1, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true. - Katharine Hepburn

Source: The Daily Quote, quotes-on@mail-list.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was leaving the room after paying a visit, and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side." Very quietly the doctor said, "I don't know." "You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?" The doctor was holding the handle of the door, on the other side of which came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice that dog? He had never been in this room before. He did not know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing: I know my Master is there, and that is enough. And when the door opens, I shall pass through with no fear, but with gladness."

Source: Rindi Patterson via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

TOP REASONS FOR BEING A . . . . Part 1 of 4 [Sept 1, 11, 21, 29]

Name a musical where the bass got the girl.

You can show the sopranos how it SHOULD be sung.

Did you ever hear of anyone paying $1000 for a ticket to see The Three Basses?

Tenors never have to waste time looking through the self-improvement section of the bookstore.

You get to sing along with John Denver singing High Calypso.

When you get really good at falsetto, you can make tons of money doing voice-overs for cartoon characters

Gregorian chant was practically invented for tenors. Nobody invented a genre for basses.

You can entertain your friends by impersonating Julia Child.

Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodder-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." - Mark Twain

Source: Awesome Quotes, www.coolnewsletters.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

I read about how the "King of Abyssinia once took a British subject named Cameron prisoner and incarcerated him in the high fortress of Magdala. No cause was stated for his confinement. When Great Britain found out, she demanded an immediate release of her citizen. King Theodore refused."

According to the story, within days Great Britain sent several thousand soldiers by ship to Magdala. After marching across unfriendly country for many miles, they attacked the fortress and rescued that one British subject. "The expedition took several months and cost the English government twenty-five million dollars. The entire resources of the government were made available in the rescue of only one citizen."

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

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