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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 13, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Blowing out another's candle will not make yours shine brighter. - Author Unknown

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What does Love Mean? Part 1 of 2 [Feb 13, Mar 14]

A group of professionals posed the question "What does love mean?" to a group of 4 - 8 year-olds and the answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."

"Love is when someone hurts you and you get so mad but you don't yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings."

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss."

"When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you're scared they won't love you anymore. But then you get surprised because not only do they still love you, they love you even more."

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

"My Mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me
to sleep at night."

"Love is when Mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken."

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."

"I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I love her."

"Love cards like Valentine's cards say stuff on them that we'd like to say ourselves, but we wouldn't be caught dead saying."

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.

Submitted by [Vishwanath Marakath] Abu Dhabi U A E, Marilyn Graham

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now.

I bought some powdered water, but I don't know what to add.

It doesn't matter what temperature the room is; it's always room-temperature.

You can't have everything . . . where would you put it?

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time." So I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.

Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.

I installed a skylight in my apartment. The people who live above me are furious.

I have an answering machine in my car. It says, "I'm home now. But leave a message and I'll call when I'm out."

The judge asked, "What do you plead?" I said, "Insanity, your honor. Who in their right mind would park in the passing lane?"

Submitted by Walt Groff


Realizing that their home just wasn't big enough with the new baby in the house, Little Johnny's parents discussed moving to a bigger one.

Little Johnny sat patiently listening to his parents, then piped in,

"It's no use. He'll just follow us anyway."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

An Experiment for Kids of Any Age

You will need:

~~several pennies
~~ketchup (also known as catsup or tomato sauce) or vinegar

You want to use pennies that are brown, instead of bright and shiny. Don't use pennies from your coin collection, as this could cause them to lose some of their value.

We are going to clean the pennies with the ketchup. Put a little ketchup onto a plate. You want enough to cover an area about the size of 3-4 pennies. Place some pennies into the ketchup. You may need to add more ketchup to cover them. Let them sit for a minute and then (this is the messy part) rub them with your fingers. Rinse them off in the sink and you will find that you have some bright, shiny pennies.

What happened? Why were they brown in the first place? A new penny is very shiny. The brown color on an old penny is copper oxide. Just as iron combines with oxygen to form rust, copper combines with oxygen to form copper oxide, which is brown.

This copper oxide forms a coating on the penny. When you put the penny into the ketchup, the vinegar in the ketchup combines with the copper oxide to form a chemical called copper acetate. Copper acetate dissolves in water, so you wind up with a nice, bright penny.

The reason that you don't want to do this with your coin collection is that you are removing some of the copper from the penny. This could remove some of the fine details and lessen the value of the coin for a collector.

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