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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 9, 2001
"True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome." - Walter Anderson
Source: Awesome Quotes, www.coolnewsletters.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
On Sunday night, October 8, 1871, Dwight L. Moody preached to a large audience in his Chicago tabernacle on "What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?" The message made a profound impression, and at the close he said, "I wish you would all think this question over during the week and come back next Sunday with your decision." Sankey, the musician, felt that Moody made a serious mistake by asking those present to put off the day of decision for another week, so he arose and began to sing:
Today the Saviour calls:
For refuge fly.
The storm of justice falls,
And death is nigh.
The hymn was never finished, but was cut short by the loud clanging of bells, the blasts of whistles, and the noise and roar of fire engines. The great Chicago fire had begun, and the tabernacle was one of the thousands of buildings reduced to ashes. The appointed decision time never came, and the same audience never gathered again. It was the last sermon many ever heard, and Moody regretted the mistake to his dying day.
By Taylor G. Bunch
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) August 16, 1955, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs
Submitted by: Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
I'M NOT OLD... JUST MATURE
Today at the drugstore, the clerk was a gent.
From my purchase this chap took off ten percent.
I asked for the cause of a lesser amount;
And he answered, "Because of the Seniors Discount."
I went to McDonald's for a burger and fries;
And there, once again, got quite a surprise.
The clerk poured some coffee which he handed to me.
He said, "For you, Seniors, the coffee is free."
Understand---I'm not old---I'm merely mature;
But some things are changing, temporarily, I'm sure.
The newspaper print gets smaller each day,
And people speak softer---can't hear what they say.
My teeth are my own (I have the receipt.),
and my glasses identify people I meet.
Oh, I've slowed down a bit... not a lot, I am sure.
You see, I'm not old... I'm only mature.
The gold in my hair has been bleached by the sun.
You should see all the damage that chlorine has done.
Washing my hair has turned it all white,
But don't call it gray... saying "blond" is just right.
My friends all get older... much faster than me.
They seem much more wrinkled, from what I can see.
I've got "character lines," not wrinkles... for sure,
But don't call me old... just call me mature.
The steps in the houses they're building today
Are so high that they take... your breath all away;
And the streets are much steeper than ten years ago.
That should explain why my walking is slow.
But I'm keeping up on what's hip and what's new,
And I think I can still dance a mean boogaloo.
I'm still in the running... in this I'm secure,
I'm not really old... I'm only mature.
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Sub_KDM
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Child to father looking over a straight-A report card: "You said you wanted to see a good report card -- so I brought home Billie Wilson's." - H. Bosch
Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, McHawList- firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW MUCH DO ANIMALS SLEEP?
Part 2 of 2 [Feb 7, 9 ]
Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity. Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? Well, it depends on the animal:
Species - Average Total - Average Total
Sleep Time Sleep Time
(% of 24 hr) (Hours/day)
Duck - 45% - 10.8 hr
Dog - 44.3% - 10.6 hr
Bottle-nosed dolphin - 43.3% - 10.4 hr
Star-nosed Mole - 42.9% - 10.3 hr
Baboon - 42.9% - 10.3 hr
European Hedgehog - 42.2% - 10.1 hr
Squirrel Monkey - 41.3% - 9.9 hr
Chimpanzee - 40.4% - 9.7 hr
Guinea Pig - 39.2% - 9.4 hr
Human (adult) - 33.3% - 8 hr
Pig - 32.6% 7.8 hr
Guppy (fish) - 29.1% - 7 hr
Gray Seal - 25.8% - 6.2 hr.
Human (elderly) - 22.9% - 5.5 hr
Goat - 22.1% - 5.3 hr
Cow - 16.4% - 3.9 hr
Asiatic Elephant - 16.4% - 3.9 hr
Sheep - 16% - 3.8 hr
African Elephant - 13.8% - 3.3 hr
Donkey - 13.0% - 3.1 hr
Horse - 12.0% - 2.9 hr
Giraffe - 7.9% - 1.9 hr
Source: Dr. Eric H. Chudler http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chasleep.html
Submitted by Stanislav Rabinovich