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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 18, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Those who laugh ... last!"

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


Sun Herald June 9, 2001
Letter to the editor

"Geezers" are easy to spot; this is slang for an old man. But, at sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, they hold their caps over their hearts and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them. They remember World War I, the Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. Not to mention Vietnam.

If you bump into a "Geezer" on the sidewalk, he'll apologize, pass a Geezer on the street, he'll nod, and tip his cap to a lady.

"Geezers" trust strangers and are courtly to women. They hold the door for the next person and always when walking, make sure the lady is on the inside for protection.

"Geezers" get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like violence and filth on TV and in movies. Geezers have moral courage. Geezers seldom brag unless it's about the grandchildren in Little League or music recitals.

America needs "Geezers" with their decent values and common sense. We need them now more than ever. It's the "Geezers" who know our great country is protected, not by politicians or police, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country in foreign lands, just as they did, without a thought except to do a good job, the best you can and to get home to loved ones.

America needs "Geezers."

Thomas S. Coppola
Punta Gorda

Copyright (c) 2001 All rights reserved. Your Local Internet Service Provider, A division of Sun Coast Media Group Inc. Publishers of the Sun Herald newspapers & Venice Gondolier newspapers. http://www.sun-herald.com/

Submitted by George Haig

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 1 of 2 [Sep 17, 24]

Worried about in-law meddling? I'm an orphan. Write POB 74

Yshiva bohur, Torah scholar, long beard, payos. Seeks same in woman. POB 345

Desperately seeking schmoozing! Retired senior citizen desires female companion 70+ for kvetching, kvelling, and krchtzing. Under 30 is OK. POB 64

Attractive Jewish woman, 35+ college graduate, seeks successful Jewish Prince Charming to get me out of my parents' house. POB 45

Divorced Jewish man seeks partner to attend shul with, light Shabbos candles, celebrate holidays, build Sukkah together, attend brisses, bar mitzvahs. Religion not important. POB 658

Nice Jewish guy, 38. No skeletons, No baggage. No personality. POB 78

Female graduate student, studying kaballah, Zohar, exorcism of dybbuks, seeks mensch. No weirdos, please. POB 56

Submitted by :o) Kimberley Broyles


When my son graduated from high school, he had to give a speech. He began by reading from his prepared text. "I want to talk about my mother and the wonderful influence she has had on my life," he told the audience. "She is a shining example of parenthood, and I love her more than words could ever do justice." At this point he seemed to struggle for words. After a pause, he looked up with a sly grin and said, "It's really hard to read my mom's handwriting." - Contributed by Tanya Garn

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) June 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

When purchasing new tires, buy the "newest" tires you can find, because even unused tires degrade with age. Look for the Department of Transportation (DOT) Safety Standard Code located on the tire's sidewall. Its last three or four digits indicate the tire's week and year of manufacture. Those made prior to 2000 have a three-digit code, while those made in 2000 or later have a four-digit code. For example if the code is 4800, the tire was manufactured in the 48th week of 2000. Or if the code is 315, the tire was manufactured in the 31st week of 1995.

Example of a "DOT Safety Standard Code:"


NEL8 = Manufacturer and tire size code number

WXY = Manufacturer brand identification or other optional coding

4800 = Date of manufacture (First two digits indicate week; last one or two digits indicate year)

Source: LibertyLines, Volume 5, Issue 2, Summer 2001, http://www.libertymutualinsurance.com

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