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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 2, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.

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


Answering a knock on the door of his African hut, a missionary found a native boy holding up a large fish. The boy said, "Preacher, you taught us to give at least one-tenth, so here - I've brought you my tenth."

As the missionary gratefully took the fish, he questioned the young lad "Where are the other nine fish?"

At this, the boy beamed and said, "Oh, they're still back in the river. I'm going back to catch them now."

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

TIPS FOR MOMS & DADS Part 2 of 18

HINT #021: Ultimatums don't work.
HINT #022: Bribes work.
HINT #023: Hysteria will get you nowhere.
HINT #024: Their first summer at camp is murder.
HINT #025: Let them lick the spoon.
HINT #026: Learn lots of lullabies.
HINT #027: Breast feeding in public goes over better in Europe.
HINT #028: Learn to handle sleep deprivation.
HINT #029: Have an answer ready for "Where do babies come from?"
HINT #030: Don't flinch when they grow taller than you.
HINT #031: Going to college don't mean they won't come back.
HINT #032: Don't teach them to parallel park.
HINT #033: Be consistent.
HINT #034: Think quick.
HINT #035: Improvise.
HINT #036: Sympathize.
HINT #037: Remember: It's just a phase.
HINT #038: "Wait till your father gets home" is a cop-out.
HINT #039: "Because I said so" is a good reason.
HINT #040: Never tell them how much they'll inherit.

[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


Day light savings time - why are they saving it and where do they keep it?

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the- funnies-subscribe@egroups.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Why are dalmatians often seen with firemen?

Dalmatians are among the most ancient breeds of dogs. Once known as coach dogs or carriage dogs, they ran alongside moving coaches, protecting them from robbers by raising an alarm, and keeping stray dogs from interfering with the horses. It is thought that the modern strain of the breed originated in a part of western Yugoslavia called Dalmatia.

Bred for endurance and reliability, coach dogs could run long distances without tiring. They had a natural affinity for horses, and their black and white spots made them easy for the horses to distinguish from other dogs.

When horse-drawn fire wagons were invented, dalmatians were the natural choice to run alongside, protecting the horses from other animals and sending out their distinctive barks to help warn people that the fire brigade was coming.

More about dalmatians:
http://www.k9w eb.com/dog-faqs/breeds/dalmatians.html

Source: Cool Fact of the Day features.learningkingdom.com/fact/

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