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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 19, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

You get more than you give when you give more than you get.

Source: Bits & Pieces, October 12, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com


Some years ago five young men from Pennsylvania left home and went to the Northwest to make a living. When they arrived there, they discovered freedoms they'd never known before. Temptations abounded on every side. They found work, made money, and after a few years returned home. Four of them were much the worse spiritually for the experience. But one was different. He came back physically, mentally, and spiritually stronger. When asked why he did not go the way of the others, he said, "Because I carried a picture with me."

You might suppose it was the picture of a fiancee he had left in Pennsylvania. When asked what it was, he said, "It was the picture of my last morning at home. We were all sitting around the breakfast table, Dad at one end and Morn at the other, with the kids sitting around. There wasn't much talk that morning. We all realized the family circle was breaking up.

"After breakfast Dad took down the old family Bible, as was his custom, and began to read. But he didn't get far. His voice broke, and he couldn't go on. Then we knelt for prayer, and again his voice broke. This was the mental picture that saved me from falling into evil ways. During the time I was away, I could not bear the thought of breaking my father's heart."

By Donald E. and Vesta W. Mansell, "Sure As The Dawn" Copyright (c) 1993

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Psychologists have discovered that the manner in which people eat Oreo cookies provides great insight into their personalities. Choose which method best describes your favorite method of eating Oreos:

1. The whole thing all at once.

2. One bite at a time.

3. Slow and methodical nibbles, examining the results of each bite afterwards.

4. In little feverous nibbles.

5. Dunked in some liquid (milk, coffee...).

6. Twisted apart, the inside, then the cookie.

7. Twisted apart, the inside, and toss the cookie.

8. Just the cookie, not the inside.

9. I don't have a favorite way because I don't like Oreos.


1. The whole thing

This means you consume life with abandon, you are fun to be with, exciting, carefree with some hint of recklessness. You are totally irresponsible. No one should trust you with their children.

2. One bite at a time.

You are lucky to be one of the 5.4 billion other people who eat their Oreos this very same way. Just like them, you lack imagination, but that's okay, not to worry, you're normal.

3. Slow and Methodical.

You follow the rules. You're very tidy and orderly. You're very meticulous in every detail with everything you do. You do so at the risk of being irritating to others. Stay out of the fast lane if you're only going to go the speed limit.

4. Feverous Nibbles.

Your boss likes you because you get your work done quickly. You always have a million things to do and never enough time to do them. Mental breakdowns run in your family. Valium might do you good.

5. Dunked.

Every one likes you because you are always upbeat. You like to sugarcoat unpleasant experiences and rationalize bad situations into good ones. You are in total denial about the shambles you call a life.

6. Twisted apart, the inside, and then the cookie.

You have a highly curious nature. You take pleasure in breaking things apart to find out how they work, though not always able to put them back together, so you destroy all the evidence of your activities. You deny your involvement when things go wrong.

7. Twisted apart, the inside, and then toss the cookie.

You are good at business and take risk that pays off. You take what you want and throw the rest away. You are at risk for being selfish and may lack feelings for others.

8. Just the cookie, not the inside.

You enjoy pain.

9. I don't have a favorite way, I don't like Oreo cookies.

You probably come from a rich family, and like to wear nice things, and go to up-scale restaurants. You are particular and fussy about the things you buy, own, and wear. Things have to be just right.

Submitted by John Hoh www.geocities.com/brandedhand/


After President Calvin Coolidge issued his famous "I do not choose to run" statement, he was besieged by reporters seeking a more detailed statement.

One, more persistent than his fellows, badgered Mr. Coolidge. "Exactly why don't you want to be President again?" he asked.

Coolidge looked him squarely in the eye. "Because," he replied, "there's no chance for advancement."

Source: Bits & Pieces, April 30, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Back in the 19th century, the Sultan of Turkey decided that the foreign diplomats he dealt with did not show enough deference or humility when they entered his royal presence. To remedy this, he boarded up the doors to his throne room and had a small, low opening made in one wall. To enter, diplomats who called on the sultan had to come in on their hands and knees. But he did not reckon with Lord Ponsonby of the English diplomatic contingent. Soon after the opening was created, Lord Ponsonby arrived, turned around, and crawled through the opening backwards, presenting an ample expanse of white satin breeches to the waiting sultan.

Source: Bits & Pieces, July 25, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com

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