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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 3, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Never make a promise in haste." - Mahatma Gandhi

Source: Awesome Quotes, http://www.coolnewsletters.com


A merchantman, who was a Christian, was asked to help by a contribution to a certain work of a church. He gladly wrote a check for $100 and gave it to the visitor.

At that moment a cable was brought in. The merchant read it and looked troubled.

"This cable," said he, "tells me that one of my ships has been wrecked and the cargo lost. That makes a difference in my business. I'll have to write you another check."

The visitor understood and handed back the check, and the merchant wrote out another and gave it to him. When he read it, he was utterly amazed. It was for $300.

"Haven't you made a mistake?" the church worker asked.

"No," said the merchant, "I haven't made a mistake." Then, as his eyes filled with tears, he said: "That cable was a message from my Father in heaven. It read, 'Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth.' "

From Church Chimes

Source: These Times, Copyright (c) February 1962., Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs

Submitted by Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

TIPS FOR MOMS & DADS Part 7 of 18

HINT #121: Teach the kids to recycle.
HINT #122: Someday your son will love another woman.
HINT #123: When they leave home, you'll actually miss them.
HINT #124: Whatever your age, you're too young to be a grandma.
HINT #125: The more they tease you, the more you're loved.
HINT #126: Always make their favorite dish when they visit.
HINT #127: Believe it or not, SATs aren't everything.
HINT #128: Yes, it's important they wear what their friends wear.
HINT #129: Teenagers are SUPPOSED to dress goofy.
HINT #130: Yes, we're all tired of dinosaurs.
HINT #131: Anyone can make a secret special sauce.
HINT #132: Buy them a globe.
HINT #133: Socks and underwear are not gifts.
HINT #134: Ear thermometers beat rectal any day.
HINT #135: Hide old toys and reintroduce them next week.
HINT #136: Bribe the babysitter with Hagen-Dazs.
HINT #137: No matter what, your son will wind up with a toy gun.
HINT #138: No matter what, your daughter will want Barbie.
HINT #139: No matter what, you will memorize GOOD NIGHT MOON.
HINT #140: Puberty was difficult for you too.
[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: Humor R Us http://humor.morstad.org/


After 30 days of living in a tent during an Air Force training exercise, another officer and I were driving back to our home base, nine hours away. We were in our field uniforms and were dirty, tired, stubble-faced and hungry, so we decided to stop at a fast-food restaurant.

When I reached for my wallet to pay, the cashier assured us that there was no charge for the meal. This generosity toward those in the service of their country brought a lump to my throat. Once seated, we saw the large sign on the wall reading: "Free Meal to Everyone in Costume." We had forgotten it was October 31.

Contributed to Reader's Digest "Humor In Uniform" by Lt. Col. Ronald P. Kenner

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c), http://www.readersdigest.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Descriptive Bookmarks

Yesterday's bookmark tip reminded me of another good way to keep track of your web pages.

If you have a word processor that can handle hyperlinks (like MS Word or Corel WordPerfect), then you can create a sort of "Favorite Web Sites" document that's much more descriptive than the bookmarks / favorites menus of most browsers. Here's how:

1. Create a new document if needed.

2. Now, copy a hyperlink into it (i.e. http://www.worldstart.com ).

3. Above the hyperlink, add a description.

4. Save the file to your Desktop. Name it something like "Favorites"

That's it. When you need to get to a favorite site, double-click the favorites document and click on the appropriate link. Need to add a link? Just copy and paste it into the document.

What's nice about saving your favorites this way is the ability to provide good descriptions with the links. Plus, you can use the word processor's Find feature to locate specific keywords if your list gets too long.

Cool huh?

Source: Computer Tips, http://www.worldstart.com/comptips.htm

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