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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 24, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you." - Muhammad Ali

Source: Inspiration A Day!, inspiration_a_day- subscribe@listbot.com


Years ago in Macao, a Portuguese enclave on the coast of southeastern China, Colonel Russell H. Conwell, an American tourist, was visiting the colony and walked through one of its famous casinos. He paused as he passed a table where two of his countrymen were gambling. As the older of the two men began dealing a hand, the younger man began idly humming the tune of the familiar hymn "One Sweetly Solemn Thought," by Phoebe Gary.

Suddenly the older man stopped and asked, "Harry, where did you learn that hymn?"

"In Sunday school," the younger man replied.

Dashing the deck of cards to the table, the older player exclaimed, "I've played my last game! This is it?"

The older man had won about $100 from Harry. Pulling his winnings from his pocket, he pushed them over toward the other player and said, "There, Harry. That's what I won from you. Take it and do good with it, and I shall do the same with my money. I'm sorry I have misled you."

The colonel, who later became a well-known pastor in Philadelphia, was so impressed by the sudden change brought about by a hymn that he kept track of the two men for years and reported that the reformation they experienced that night was permanent.

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Virginia state trooper Mike Scott was patrolling Interstate 95 when he noticed a car on the side of the road with a banana smeared on the rear window. When he approached the car, the driver told him, "You might think I'm crazy, but some culprits threw a banana at my car."

After driving about a mile south to investigate, Scott found two more cars pulled to the side of the road with fruit on them.

"And just about that time a crab apple comes out of the trees and hits one of the vehicles," he said.

Scott and another trooper gave chase but the culprits got away. The culprits escaped into the brush swinging from tree to tree. They were three monkeys that had escaped from a circus. - Reuters

From: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) October 2, 2000, www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/obuffer.ssf

Submitted by Barbara Henry


"I'm looking for a perfume to overpower men - I'm sick of karate." - Phyllis Diller

Source: Clean Laffs www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Sleuth for Free

Lots of web outfits promise public-record searches as well as private investigations - but almost all are expensive. Save scratch by launching your info quest at Search Systems http://www.pac-info.com , a listing of searchable public databases organized by state. All are free. You'll trip across some broken links, but you'll also uncover information that would usually cost you something on other sites, including bankruptcy records, property values, sex-offender listings, and professional licenses.

Yahoo! Internet Life, Copyright (c) October 2000 http://www.yil.com

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