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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 11, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet." - Ann Landers

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


A certain church member who lived in a home like a palace, and who had large holdings in real estate, and a good-sized bank account, was accustomed to have worship with his family each morning as they began the day. He usually read a portion of Scripture, and then prayed fervently and earnestly for the poor and needy in his neighborhood, in the community, and in parts far removed from his home. He prayed for other things, of course, but the burden of his prayer each morning was for those in need.

Enjoying every comfort himself, he, however, did nothing to help those in need who lived near by. One morning after he had offered the usual prayer for the destitute and the poor, his little son said to him, "Dad, I wish I had your grain elevator."

"What in the world would you do with my grain elevator?" the father asked.

"If I had all the corn you have, Dad, I would answer some of your prayers myself."

By C. L. Paddock

Source: Our Times, Copyright (c) February 1948, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

Submitted by Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Chattanooga, Tennessee (AP):

Henry Ritter had no plans of biting a suspect he was chasing, but he saw nothing wrong with barking.

Ritter and Richard Gough, both deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, stopped a car July 12 because of a broken taillight. The driver, 21-year-old John Nicholas Hood, jumped from the car and ran into the woods, according to the arrest report.

The officers' calls to Hood went unanswered so Gough said they were sending a dog after him. Ritter started barking.

"He stood up and said, 'I'm here. Call off the dog,'" Ritter said.

Hood, of Decatur, appeared in court this week and was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, evading arrest and a taillight violation. Judge Bob Moon bound his case over to the grand jury.

"I suppose as long as the officers have had their shots and don't bite, I'll allow them to continue that technique," Moon said.

Ritter said it wasn't the first time he and Gough have barked at a suspect.

"We've played that card, and it's worked," he said.

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


While attending a marriage seminar on communication, David and his wife listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other."

He addressed the men, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?"

David leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?"

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Add treetops to restaurants, golf courses and other places where cell phones are being put to use these days. A couple of hikers wisely thought to take one along on a visit to southern Poland's Tatra Mountains, where they found themselves about to have a close encounter with a bear. They scrambled up a tall spruce, fished out the phone and called a nearby ranger station for help. As they waited to be rescued, the hikers also phoned seven companions farther down the trail and warned them of the danger.

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) June 2000, http://www.readersdigest.com/

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