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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 19, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. - Rob Gilbert, Sports psychologist

Source: Bits & Pieces, May 23, 1996, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com


Some years ago, Sam Foss, a writer and traveler, came to a little rustic house in England situated at the top of a hill. Nearby was a signpost that read: "Help yourself to a cool drink." Not far away he found a spring of ice-cold water. Above the spring hung an old-fashioned gourd dipper, and on a bench nearby was a basket of summer apples and another sign inviting the passerby to help themselves.

Curious about the people who showed such hospitality to strangers, Foss knocked at the door. An elderly couple answered, and Foss asked them about the well and the apples. They explained that they were childless. Their little plot of ground yielded a scant living, but because they had a well with an abundance of cold water, they just wanted to share it with anyone who happened by.

"We're too poor to give money to charity," said the husband, "but we thought that in this way we could do something for the folks who pass our way."

Source: Sure As The Dawn, by Donald E. and Vesta W. Mansell, Copyright (c) 1993 by Review & Herald Publishing Association, ISBN: 0828007233, http://isbn.nu/0828007233/price

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


You may have seen some of the following. Be sure to read through to the end.

The date of the attack: 9/11 - 9 + 1 + 1 = 11

September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11

After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year

119 is the area code to Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11

Twin Towers - standing side by side, looks like the number 11

The first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11

But wait...I Have More...

State of New York - The 11th State added to the Union

New York City - 11 Letters

Afghanistan - 11 Letters

The Pentagon - 11 Letters

Ramzi Yousef - 11 Letters (convicted for orchestrating the attack on the WTC in 1993)

Flight 11 had 92 on board: 9 + 2 = 11

Flight 77 had 65 on board: 6 + 5 = 11


Oh my! How worried should I be? There are 11 letters in the name "David Pawson!" I'm going into hiding NOW. See you in a few weeks.

Wait a sec... just realized "YOU CAN'T HIDE" also has 11 letters! What am I gonna do? Help me!!! The terrorists are after me! ME! I can't believe it! There must be someplace on the planet Earth I could hide!

But no... PLANET EARTH" has 11 letters, too!

Maybe Nostradamus can help me. But dare I trust him? There are 11 letters in "NOSTRADAMUS." I know, the Red Cross can help. No they can't... 11 letters in "THE RED CROSS," can't trust them. I would rely on self defense, but "SELF DEFENSE" has 11 letters in it, too!

SOMEONE HELP! Ack! That's 11 letters...

Anyone? If so, send me email. No, don't... "SEND ME EMAIL" has 11 letters...

Will this never end? I'm going insane! "GOING INSANE???" Eleven letters!!

Nooooooooooo!!!!!! I guess I'll die alone, even though "I'LL DIE ALONE" has 11 letters...

Oh my, I just realized that America is doomed!

Our Independence Day is July 4th ... 7/4 ... 7+4=11!

There's so many letters like this going around you can't even shake a stick at them.

OH NO!!!! SHAKE A STICK has 11 letters in it, too!!

PS. "IT'S NONSENSE" has 11 letters also.

Submitted by :-) Kimberley


Planning a weekend of entertaining guest, I made a list of things I needed to do, Including taking food out of the freezer and grocery shopping. As it happened, a friend whom I have been promising to take to lunch asked If we could make it that Friday.

So, hopping into the car, I taped my list to the dashboard and went and picked her up. As she settled into the car her face dropped.

"Thanks a lot!" she sulked.

Then I glanced at my list and saw the first item:

"Take out the Turkey."

Source: Clean Laffs http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


If you've ever chuckled at the Rural Free Delivery mailbox labeled Air Mail perched atop a ten foot length of pipe, Sam's Mailbox Picture Collection is for you. As with many retirees, boredom runs to the very edge of the property line, and that mailbox at the street is spared no mercy.

Sam Blomberg collects photographs of dolled up mailboxes - farm animals, marine life, structures, vehicles, etc. and shares them with visitors to this site. Visitors are also encouraged to submit photographs of fancy mailboxes from their own neighborhoods.

Sam's Mailbox Picture Collection, http://sblomberg.com/mailbox/

Source: Site du Jour of the Day Archives, http://members.tripod.com/~SdJotD/

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