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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 8, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." - Betty Smith

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


Sadie Hawkins was an osprey that decided to build her nest on top of the foremast of a $125,000, seventy-foot yacht in Newport Harbor, California, in 1978. Until she set up housekeeping at that location, no one noticed her at all or cared whether or not she had a name. But since there had not been an osprey nesting in southern California since 1912, the new guest was most welcome and was named by her admiring public.

However, there was a serious problem. The boat belonged to the Levis family, and Dr. Levis was paying $1,200 a month to maintain the boat in the harbor. He wanted to move it to a dock for repairs before selling it. Since ospreys usually select a nest site and use it for the rest of their lives, which could be ten years or so, Dr. Levis simply couldn't afford to pay Sadie's rent. So what was he to do? His first solution was simply to tear down the nest and move the boat, but his six children vetoed that idea.

A local firm came to the rescue by buying a tall cedar pole and having it driven into the harbor beside the Levis' boat. Then, with the aid of a crane and telephone company linesmen, the nest was carefully wrapped and moved to the platform on top of the new cedar pole. Within minutes, Dr. Levis had his boat towed away; he had it taken to a mooring several miles away.

Now the townspeople, who had cheered the move, waited to see whether Sadie would take to the new nest site. She didn't come around for a day, and the people feared the worst. Then she reappeared, sitting on a TV antenna nearby. And then there were two ospreys. Apparently the new home was accepted. It certainly was superior to the old one.

Sadie had built her home on an unsteady foundation. There was no security to her old home. But her new home, like our new home in heaven, is built on a solid foundation that can't float away.

Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, http://isbn.nu/0828002169

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

They say that children laugh 146 times a day, adults laugh only 4 times a day...

Sometimes when you have a stressful day or week, you need some silliness to break up the day. Here is your dose... Follow the instructions to find your new name.

The following in an excerpt from a children's book, "Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants" by Dave Pilkey. http://isbn.nu/0439049989

The Professor forces everyone to assume new names...

Use the third letter of your first name to determine your New first name:

a=poopsie b=lumpy c=buttercup d=gidget e=crusty f=greasy g=fluffy h=cheeseball i=chim-chim j=stinky k=flunky l=boobie m=pinky n=zippy o=goober p=doofus q=slimy r=loopy s=snotty t=tulefel u=dorkey v=squeezit w=oprah x=skipper y=dinky z=zsa-zsa

Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of your new last name:

a=apple b=toilet c=giggle d=burger e=girdle f=barf g=lizard h=waffle i=cootie j=monkey k=potty l=liver m=banana n=rhino o=bubble p=hamster q=toad r=gizzard s=pizza t=gerbil u=chicken v=pickle w=chuckle x=tofu y=gorilla z=stinker

Use the fourth letter of your last name to determine the second half of your new last name:

a=head b=mouth c=face d=nose e=tush f=breath g=pants h=shorts i=lips j=honker k=butt l=brain m=tushie n=chunks o=hiney p=biscuits q=toes r=buns s=fanny t=sniffer u=sprinkles v=kisser w=squirt x=humperdinck y=brains z=juice

For example, George W. Bush's new name is Goober Chickenshorts.

Now you can e-mail your friends and tell them your new name. Just for fun use your new name as the subject of the e-mail.

Hope you enjoyed the children's humor. :o)

Buttercup Cootietush :o)
(a.k.a. Richard Wimer )

Submitted by John L. Hoh, Jr., http://www.geocities.com/hohjohn/


Some of my readers have asked me what a "Serial Port" is. I don't know for
sure but I think it's some kind of wine you have with breakfast.

Source: Absolute Humor, http://absoluterobeo.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Sollenau, Austria (Ananova):

An Austrian motorist blew up his car when he tried to open it with his remote control key fob.

The Ford Cougar exploded, sending car parts flying hundreds of feet in all directions.

Police in Sollenau initially treated the case as a possible bomb attack but it turned out the owner of the car was to blame.

He was carrying two containers of oxy-acetaline gas in his car boot, reports Die Krone newspaper.

Police Chief Inspector Rudolf Scheidl said: "On both containers, the valves weren't closed."

When the owner of the car used the remote, a spark set off the mixture of gas and air inside the car.

Nobody was injured but eight other cars were damaged.

Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/

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