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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 29, 2002
True happiness may be sought, thought, or caught -- but never bought. - Author Unknown
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In 1934 Edward, Prince of Wales, paid a visit to a small hospital in England where thirty-six hopelessly injured and disfigured war veterans were being tenderly nursed. At each bed he stopped, shook hands, and spoke a few encouraging words. After visiting twenty-nine of these unfortunates he was being conducted to the door when he said, "I understood you have thirty-six men here. I have seen only twenty-nine. Where are the other seven? The nurse gently explained that they were so terribly disfigured that it would be better if he did not see them. but the Prince insisted. He was again being led to the exit when he said, "I've seen only six men. Where is the seventh?"
"Oh, nobody sees that one," replied the nurse. "Please do not insist." But he did. And there lay a bundle of human flesh--blind and disfigured, a shocking sight.
The Prince stood speechless, his face white, his lips drawn. Then with cheeks wet with tears he bent low and kissed the wounded hero.
That was wonderful. But God did something more wonderful. He Himself became the wounded Hero that we might be made His royal sons and daughters.
By R. Allan Anderson
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 1963, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs
Subjects: War, Soldiers
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A police officer had a perfect hiding place for watching for speeders along a well traveled stretch of highway. The location, at a bend in the road, allowed him to hide his car out of sight of oncoming traffic while setting up his radar to nab any speeders who passed by. He had used this location successfully a number of times, especially on holidays, and decided to use it again one Labor Day weekend.
The officer arrived at his hiding place and set himself up, settling down to wait for the first speeders to appear. After a half hour or so the officer hadn't seen anybody speeding. In fact most of the cars that passed him were traveling exactly at the speed limit, and some of the passengers in the passing cars were even smiling and waving at him. He couldn't believe this was happening since his hiding place was so well concealed.
Finally, after realizing that virtually all the passing cars knew he was there, the officer decided that something was wrong and went to investigate. He got out of his car and walked up the road a short distance. About 100 yards before his hiding place the officer found the problem: a 10 year old boy was standing on the side of the road with a huge hand painted sign which said "RADAR TRAP AHEAD." A little more investigative work led the officer to the boy's accomplice, another boy about 100 yards beyond the radar trap with a sign reading "TIPS" and a bucket at his feet, full of change.
Submitted by Tim Colwell
Subjects: Speed, Police, Radar
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Sit next to a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. Sit on a red-hot stove for a minute, it seems like an hour. That's relativity. - Albert Einstein
Source: Just 4 Laughs e-mail list
Which city was the first to have one million people?
Not surprisingly, the first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. London, England reached the mark in 1810 and New York City, USA made it in 1875. Today, there are over 300 cities in the world that boast a population in excess of 1 million.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com