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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 30, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Start by doing the necessary, then the possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - St. Francis of Assisi

Source: www2.bc.edu/~boweran/quotes.html via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by Jay W. Cook


The old farmer kneeling at a soldier's grave in the Confederate cemetery near Nashville leaves us a good example of gratitude. Some one asked him, "Why do you pay so much attention to that grave? Is your son buried there?"

"No," he said; "during the war my family were all sick. I felt that I could not leave them, but I was drafted. One of my neighbors came over and said: 'I will go for you; I have no family.' He went. He was wounded at the battlefield of Chickamauga. He was carried to the hospital, and died there. And, sir, I have come a great many miles that I might write over his grave these words: 'He died for me.'"

Do you realize that the Saviour died for you and me?

By Ollie M. Robertson

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) September 11, 1928, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Preheat oven, get out utensils and ingredients.

Remove blocks and toy cars from table.

Grease pan, crack nuts.

Measure two cups flour.

Remove baby's hands from flour, wash flour off baby.

Remeasure flour.

Put flour, baking powder, salt in sifter. Get dustpan and brush up pieces of bowl baby knocked on floor.

Get another bowl.

Answer doorbell.

Return to kitchen.

Remove baby's hands from bowl.

Wash baby.

Answer phone.


Remove 1/4 inch salt from greased pan.

Look for baby.

Grease another pan.

Answer telephone.

Return to kitchen and find baby.

Remove baby's hands from bowl.

Take up greased pan, find layer of nutshells in it.

Head for baby, who flees, knocking bowl off table.

Wash kitchen floor, table, wall, dishes.

Call baker.

Lie down.

Source: Mikey's Funnies, www.YouthSpecialties.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by The Howells


Michael McArthur wrote in the March 1985 "Reader's Digest" that he once worked in a small bank in Cumbria, England. He said that even on a busy day, there were very few customers. "One day, no one came in at all," he wrote. "At 3:30 the manager told a clerk to close the front door. Minutes later, the clerk returned. 'Excuse me, sir,' he said sheepishly, 'but it IS closed. We forgot to open up this morning.' "

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Engineers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have designed a radio frequency tag, called TacMedCS (for Tactical Medical Coordination System), that carries an electronic record of a person's medical condition, blood type and allergies. The development is part of a new system to help treat and transport wounded Navy personnel. The system can be read up to four feet away by a hand held computer in less than a second, freeing up valuable time for a medic to treat injuries on the spot. The system is designed to replace the paper tag system currently used by naval personnel, which can be unreliable if the tags are damaged. Information on how the patient was treated can be beamed back into the tag, and the corpsman can use the global positioning system to mark the position for evacuation.

Source: ArcaMax Science News, www.arcamax.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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