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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 8, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. - George Burns

Source: Bits & Pieces, November 12, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com


The father loved us so much that he gave ... John 3:16, paraphrased

Love is demanding. It requires parental attendance at basketball games and science fairs.
Love is blind. It gives thanks for burnt offerings for breakfast.
Love is silent. Especially during the year of the "Learner's Permit!"
Love is verbal. Always reminding others of its existence.
Love is warm. And comes wrapped in arms of adoration.
Love is painful. For any hurt you feel, I feel too.
Love is healing. Even when the bruises come from disobedience.
Love is genuine. It can never pretend to be other than it really is.
Love is pure. It's based on who I am, not on how you behave.
Love is reflective. It looks a lot like God's love -- in parents' bodies.

By Dick Duerksen in Divine Appointments, volume 10, Copyright (c) 1996 by Pacific Press

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

When You Don't Know What to Say
Part 6 of 7 [Aug 17, 27, Sep 7, 17, 27, Oct 8, 18]

Here are some interesting interpretations of nature from test papers and essays submitted to science and health teachers by junior high, high school, and college students around the world.

"Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is affirmative or negative."

"To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose."

"For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower then the body until the heart stops."

"For drowning: Climb on top of the person and move up and down to make artifical perspiration."

"For fainting: Rub the person's chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above the hand instead. Or put the head between the knees of the nearest medical doctor."

"For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient is dead."

Submitted by Laurence


"Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand."

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Ragtime music was quite the rage at the turn of the century. The most prolific composer of ragtime music was Scott Joplin. He published approximately 50 rags, and it has been estimated that he composed about 600. The most famous of Joplin's rags was "Maple Leaf Rag" which sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the first ten years it was published.

You can hear "Maple Leaf Rag" by visiting:

For other Rag Time tunes at this site visit:

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

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