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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 1, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. " - Henry J. Kaiser

Submitted by Roger Parrish


Orel Herschiser pitched an unbelievable 1988 season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Following a complete game shutout in August, he pitched multiple shutout innings and hurled five more complete games through the end of the regular season. He did not allow his opponents to score an earned run in 59 consecutive innings.

When the Dodgers faced the New York Mets in the National League play-offs, Orel continued to dominate hitters, leading the Dodgers to victory by pitching more than 24 innings, crowned by a complete game shutout in the final game! In the World Series his complete game victory over the Oakland A's in game five clinched the series for the Dodgers. No wonder Orel was awarded the Cy Young award and two MVP awards, one for the National League play-offs and the other for the World Series.

During the play-offs the TV cameras zoomed in on this legend in the making. They caught Orel in the dugout between innings singing softly to himself. Unable to make out the tune, the announcers merely commented that Orel's record certainly gave him something to sing about.

Johnny Carson replayed that tape on the "Tonight Show" a few days later when Orel appeared. Johnny asked him what song he had been singing during the game and if Orel would sing it again right then and there. The audience roared its approval over Orel's embarrassed reluctance.

So on national TV, Orel softly sang the tune TV crews had barely caught on tape:

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen."

Edited from Still More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice, wayne@uyt.com Copyright 1999 by Youth Specialties, Inc.

Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodder-subscribe@onelist.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

TIPS FOR MOMS & DADS Part 1 of 18

HINT #001: Cut off the crusts.
HINT #002: Make real cocoa.
HINT #003: Hang their drawings on the fridge.
HINT #004: Say the clay ashtray is what you always wanted.
HINT #005: Sing silly songs.
HINT #006: Make goofy faces.
HINT #007: Let them take off the training wheels.
HINT #008: Remind the Tooth Fairy about inflation.
HINT #009: Buy a good stain remover.
HINT #010: Let them keep the kitten.
HINT #011: Remember when YOU misbehaved.
HINT #012: If you don't know, say so.
HINT #013: Let grandma spoil them.
HINT #014: Let them stay up just a little bit longer.
HINT #015: Lock up the good china.
HINT #016: Tickle.
HINT #017: Be a good sport.
HINT #018: Be a good friend.
HINT #019: Smile when your mother-in-law gives you advice.
HINT #020: ALL mothers are working mothers.

[The eighteen parts of "Tips for Moms & Dads" can be found in the following issues of WITandWISDOM(tm): 2001 - #1 Mar 1, #2 Apr 2, #3 May 1, #4 Jun 1, #5 Jul 2, #6 Aug 1, #7 Sep 3, #8 Oct 1, 1998 - #9 Jan 1, #10 Feb 2, #11 Mar 2, #12 Apr 1, #13 May 1, #14 Jun 1, #15 Jul 1, #16 Aug 3, #17 Sep 1, #18 Oct 1]

Source: Dean's Humor List


A couple was touring the capitol in Washington, DC, and the guide pointed out a tall, benevolent gentleman as the congressional chaplain.

The lady asked, "What does the chaplain do? Does he pray for the Senate or House?"

The guide answered, "No, he gets up, looks at both houses of Congress, then prays for the country!"

Source: Monday Fodder dgaufaaa@iohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder

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