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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 7, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides." - Margaret Thatcher

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As George Bernard Shaw's life was nearing its end, a reporter challenged him to play the "What if" game.

"Mr. Shaw," he began, "you have been around some of the most famous people in the world. You are on a first-name basis with royalty, world-renowned authors, artists, teachers and dignitaries from every part of this continent." Then he was asked, "If you had your life to live over and could be anybody you've ever known, who would you want to be?"

Shaw thought for a moment and replied, "Sir, I would choose to be the man George Bernard Shaw could have been but never was."

By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2000, www.neileskelin.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

How Grandpa Built His Body

My grandfather worked in a blacksmith shop when he was a boy, and he used to tell me, when I was a little boy myself, how he had toughened himself up so he could stand the rigors of black smithing.

One story was how he had developed his arm and shoulder muscles. He said he would stand outside behind the house and, with a 5 pound potato sack in each hand, extend his arms straight out to his sides and hold them there as long as he could.

After awhile he tried 10 pound potato sacks, then 50 pound potato sacks and finally he got to where he could lift a 100 pound potato sack in each hand and hold his arms straight out for more than a full minute!

Next, he started putting potatoes in the sacks.

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"How come we choose from just two people for president, and 50 for Miss America?" - Author Unknown via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Do you know that?:

1) Psalms 118 is the middle chapter of the entire bible.

2) Before Psalms 118, Psalms 117 is the shortest chapter in the bible.

3) After Psalms 118, Psalms 119 is the longest chapter in the bible.

4) That there are 594 chapters each before and following Psalms 118.

5) That if you add up all the chapters except Psalms 118, you get a total of 1188 chapters.

6) And incidentally, 1188 or Psalms 118 verse 8 also happens to be the middle verse of the entire bible.

"It is better to trust in the Lord our God than to depend on man." Psalms 118 v.8

Shared by Aucathy, Rod Keen, Phil Sarlo

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