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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 15, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it.

Source: God's Little Instruction Book for Women, By Honor Books Publishing Staff (editor), Published by Honor Books, Copyright (c) 1995, ISBN: 156292222X, http://isbn.nu/156292222X/price

Submitted by Nancy Simpson


I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know that He has given His word,
Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered, soon or late;
And so I pray, and calmly wait.

I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought,
But leave my prayers with Him alone.
Whose will is wiser than my own,
Assured that He will grant my quest,
Or send some answer far more blest.

By Eliza M. Hickok

Eliza M Hickok, "Prayer," Best Loved Religious Poems, ed. James Gilchrist Lawson, New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1933, p. 160

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

I'm writing you to let you know that I have recently been diagnosed with a very serious condition and there's no hope I will ever recover. The scientific world is frantically searching for a cure. This is an ailment many of us suffer from and may not as yet have been diagnosed, however now you may be able to discuss it with your loved ones and try to explain what really happened to you all those times you tried so hard to accomplish something and didn't. After much thought, I have decided to name this condition the "But First Syndrome."

An example would be when I decide to do the laundry. I start down the hall and notice the newspaper on the table. Okay, I'm going to do the laundry... BUT FIRST I'm going to read the newspaper. After that, I notice the mail on the table. Okay, I'll just put the newspaper in the recycle stack.... BUT FIRST I'll look through that pile of mail and see if there are any bills to be paid. Yes, now where's the checkbook? Oops...there's the empty glass from yesterday on the coffee table. I'm going to look for that checkbook... BUT FIRST I need to put the glass in the sink. I head for the kitchen, look out the window, notice my poor flowers need a drink of water. I put the glass on the kitchen table, and darn it, there's the remote for the TV on the kitchen counter. What's it doing here? I'll just put it away... BUT FIRST I need to water those plants. I head for the door and...

Aaaagh! I stepped on the cat. Which reminds me, the cat needs to be fed. Okay, I'll get back to putting that remote away and watering the plants... BUT FIRST I need to feed the cat...

AT the end of day: The laundry is not done, newspapers are still on the floor, glass still isn't in the sink, bills are unpaid, checkbook is still missing, and the cat ate the remote control... AND, when I try to figure out how come nothing got done all day, I'm baffled, because I KNOW I was BUSY ALL DAY!! I realize this condition is serious...and I should get help!

BUT FIRST...I think I'll check my Email!!

Submitted by:
Donna Eick
John L. Hoh, Jr., http://www.geocities.com/brandedhand/
Illustrations, http://www.cybersalt.org/illustrations/


A young child asked a woman how old she was. She answered, "39 and holding."

The child thought for a moment, then said, "And how old would you be if you let go?"

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997- 2001 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Didja Know . . .

So many women copied Veronica Lake's trademark "peekaboo" hairstyle during World War II that the U.S. government had to ask the movie star to pull her long blonde tresses back from over her right eye, in order to cut down on accidents in factories?

To see Veronica's "peekaboo" hairstyle visit: http://website.lineone.net/~m.nash3/face/p13l.jpg

From: Slate, http://slate.msn.com/

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