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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 28, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Don't leave 5 minutes before the miracle." - Alcoholics Anonymous

Submitted by Sherri Rimmer


By Steve Vaus

You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
"Good night David, Good night Chet"
Dependin' on the channel you tuned
You got Rob and Laura or Ward and June
It felt so good, felt so right
Life looked better in black and white

I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys
Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys
Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train
Superman, Lois Lane
Father Knows Best, Patty Duke
Rin Tin Tin and Lassie too
Donna Reed on Thursday night
Life looked better in black and white

I wanna go back to black and white
Everything always turned out right
Simple people, simple lives
Good guys always won the fights
Now nothin's the way it seems
In living color or on the screen
I wanna go back to black and white

In God they trusted, in bed they slept
A promise made was a promise kept
They never cussed or broke their vows
They'd never make the network now
But if I could I'd rather be, in a TV town in 63
It felt so good, felt so right
Life looked better in black and white


I'd trade all the channels on the satellite, If I could just turn back the clock tonight
To when everybody knew wrong from right, life was better in black and white.

From the cd Voice Of America by Steve Vaus, http://www.stevevaus.com/lyrics/blackandwhite_vm.html

For pictures with this poem visit: http://www.geocities.com/kellyloveselvis444/blacknwhite.html

Submitted by :o) Kimberley Broyles

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 2 of 2 [Sep 20, 28]

I'm a teacher from Fairbanks, Alaska and as an assignment in preparation for April Fool's Day I had my 25 3rd grade students do a writing lesson on reasons for not getting in their homework. - Fred Bongiovanni

My cousin ripped it up.

My brother spilled paint over it.

The dog buried it.

I left it at my friend's house.

I went out of town.

I got grounded.

My mom put it in the oven and she cooked it.

My dad used it for fishing bait.

Two gangsters stopped and took it from me. It was my homework or my life!

My brother wrote phone messages on it.

My mom didn't know what it was.

My dad came home too late to help me.

I fell asleep on it.

It blew out of the window.

My sister used it for a napkin.

I got hungry so I ate it.

I used it for a paper airplane.

My mom used it for wrapping up a present.

My dad used it as a newspaper

My mom knitted it into a shirt.

It fell on the heater so it got burnt

I wadded it up into pieces and used it for spit balls.

My cat slept on it.

I left it in the bathroom and it got all wet.

Source: Have a Nice Day


Michael, 7, took a phone call for his sister who is planning her wedding. The lady wanted to know when would be a good time to try to call Kate back. Michael said, "When she is here!" -- Cheryl Harvey (aunt of Michael) of Weiser, Idaho

Submitted by Kimberley B. :o)

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Get permission to pet a dog from its owner.

Avoid an unfamiliar dog.

If an unfamiliar dog approaches, be still and don't make eye contact.

Never approach a dog from the rear.

Don't interrupt a dog when it's eating.

Never try to remove a toy from a dog's mouth.

Never roughhouse, wrestle or antagonize a dog.

Don't make contact with a dog that is confined to an automobile or pen.

Stay clear of dogs that are fighting. The only one who should be allowed to approach a dogfight is one of the dogs' owners.

Stay away from a dog that appears angry or agitated.

Make sure your friends also follow these rules.

From: American Kennel Club, http://www.akc.org/

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

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