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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 9, 2002
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. - Author Unknown
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A mother found under her plate one morning at breakfast a bill made out by her eight-year-old son, Bradley. Mother owes Bradley: for running errands ... 25 cents; for being good ...10 cents; for taking music lessons ...15 cents; for extras ... 5 cents. Total, 55 cents.
Mother smiled but made no comment. At lunch Bradley found the bill under his plate with 55 cents and another piece of paper neatly folded like the first. Opening it he read, Bradley owes Mother: for nursing him through scarlet fever ... nothing; for being good to him ... nothing; for clothes, shoes and playthings ... nothing; for his playroom ... nothing; for his meals ... nothing. Total, nothing.
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2001, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
Subjects: Parenting, Debt
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
PUNS FOR WORLD-WEARY PEOPLE
Part 2 of 2 [May 2, 9]
Every calendar's days are numbered.
A lot of money is tainted. It taint yours and it taint mine.
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
He had a photographic memory that was never developed.
A plateau is a high form of flattery.
Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
Once you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.
Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in Seine.
When an actress saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she'd dye.
Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
Acupuncture is a jab well done.
Marathon runners with bad footwear suffer the agony of defeat.
Submitted by Rindi Patterson
Subjects: Puns, One Liners
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After dinner one evening a rancher's wife was entertaining their house guest by playing the piano. At one point she turned to the visitor and said, "I understand you love music." "Yes," murmured the guest politely. "But never you mind. Keep right on playing."
Source: Have A Nice Day! E-mail list
NASA Science News
Researchers have trapped a kilometers-long laser pulse inside a small glass chamber - and released it again intact. Such extraordinary command of light could lead to mind-boggling new technologies.
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Source: NASA Science News, http://science.nasa.gov/
Subjects: Science, Light