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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 29, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to... But be respected - that is essential." - Anna Gould

Source: Quotes From The Masters, http://MailRoom.DailyInbox.Com/


Shortly after I became an Christian I felt strongly that I should return tithe. This was soon after the Depression years, and times were bad. Getting money was worse. One day I told my husband that I felt I needed to pay tithe on at least half of the paycheck. He became angry and said, "All right, I'll give you the check. You pay tithe on the whole thing, pay what bills you can, and tell the other creditors that we can't pay them." I replied, "It's a deal, "and it's been 67 years since. How many persons do you think I've had to tell that we couldn't pay them? Not one, thank God. My husband eventually became an Adventist and was a strict tithe payer for many years before his death. I say: "He gave. I took. God was pleased, and the Joneses were blessed." - Lola R. Jones, Huntington, West Virginia

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) October 26, 2000, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs

Submitted by Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get catgut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?


1) 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.

2) Ecuador.

3) From sheep and horses.

4) November. The Russian calendar was 13 days
behind ours.

5) Squirrel fir.

6) The Latin name was Insularia Canaria
- Island of the Dogs.

7) Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936 he
respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no
future king should ever be called Albert.

8) Distinctively crimson.

9) New Zealand. ( Chinese gooseberries are
originally from China, but New Zealand
perfected them to produce the fruit we all
know and love, the Kiwi.)

10) Thirty years, of course. From 1618 to 1648.

Submitted by Roshan


Another Strange Law

The following ordinance is still on the books and still ENFORCED in Bellevue, KY. I know because we received a letter telling us to remove a portable basketball goal from our yard that faced the alley because it "encouraged the playing of basketball games."

Bellevue Code of Ordinances Section 97.20 (A) states "No person shall play any games or engage in any type of playful activity upon any of the public streets, alleys, or sidewalks in the city."

By Cindy Fessler, Copyright 2001

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What does WD-40 stand for?

According to literature from the company that makes the actual product, "WD-40 literally stands for Water Displacement, 40th attempt. That's the name straight out of the lab book used by the chemist who developed WD-40 back in 1953. The chemist, Norm Larsen, was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion-a task which is done by displacing water. Norm's persistence paid off when he perfected the formula on his 40th try." So now we know, and knowing is half the battle!

Source: ArcaMax Trivia http://www.arcamax.com

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