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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 27, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." - Robert Heinlein

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


There once was an oyster, whose story I tell;
Who found that some sand, had gotten into his shell.
It was only a grain, but it gave him great pain;
For oysters have feelings, although they are plain.

Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate,
That had brought him to such a deplorable state?
"No," he said to himself, "Since I cannot remove it,
I'll lie in my shell, and think how to improve it."

The years rolled around, as the years always do,
And he came to his ultimate Destiny...stew.
Now the small grain of sand that had bothered him so,
Was a beautiful pearl all richly aglow.

This tale has a moral, for isn't it grand,
What an oyster can do with a morsel of sand?
Think... What could WE do, If we'd only begin,
With some of the things that get under OUR skin?

Author Unknown

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2003 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Crescent City, California (AP):

Joe Francis was upset when the truck vanished from outside his work Monday - he didn't have insurance to replace it.

Francis was on his way to Brookings, Ore., to buy a new car Tuesday when he spotted the purloined truck headed the other way. He swung around and followed.

"It was pretty lucky on my part and pretty stupid on his part for driving the truck around here," Francis said.

He trailed the truck until the driver parked at a home and went inside.

Francis, armed with a can of pepper spray, slipped into the truck and drove it away.

"I knew the key gets stuck in the ignition, so I figured it would be in there. That's probably why it got stolen in the first place," Francis said.

Francis quickly called the California Highway Patrol, and officers showed up to arrest a Folsom State Prison parolee.

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


As Americans we lived for many years in the Philippines. One day as our 4-year-old daughter, Kimberly, was playing with her friends, I overheard her talking with a little girl she had just met. "I am a Filipino," said the girl. "Well, I am a vegetarian," said Kimberly.

By Harold & Shirlee Kehney

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How does one discuss a single piece of graffiti?

Graffito is the little-used singular of the much used plural word graffiti.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com

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