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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 11, 2001
Everyone needs to be loved . . . especially when they do not deserve it. -Author Unknown
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
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Source: Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2000, www.neileskelin.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Where Have All the Grandmas Gone?
In the dim and distant past
When life's tempo wasn't so fast
Grandma used to rock and knit,
Crochet, tat, and baby sit.
When the kids were in a jam,
They could always call on Gram.
But today she's in the gym
Exercising to keep slim.
She's checking the web or surfing the net,
Sending e-mails, now she's really set.
Nothing seems to stop or block her,
Now that Grandma's off her rocker.
From: The Grandmother Book by Betty Southard and Jan Stoop
Submitted by Sharon Hamel, Barbara Anson
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
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Why does road traffic slow and jam up when there's no particular reason, like an accident, to cause it?
If you are in the middle of one of these jams, it's easy to feel that you are being either punished or persecuted. If so, this explanation might make you feel better.
At 60 miles per hour, with one car-length distance between cars for every 10 mph of speed, 40 cars per minute can pass a single point--in theory. But driver psychology triumphs over mathematics. In fact, people begin to slow down once traffic density exceeds 25 cars per minute. At 33 cars per minute they're down to 35 mph. Any more crowding than that and the ripple affect takes over, possibly resulting in stop-and-go traffic when there's actually still enough room for cars to move freely at highway speed.
From: THE STRAIGHT DOPE by Cecil Adams
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