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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 13, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string. - L. M. Montgomery (Ann of Avonlea)


Hector was a terrier belonging to a ship's officer stationed in the Pacific. One day in 1922, before the ship sailed from Vancouver, British Columbia, with lumber bound for Yokohama, Japan, Hector went for one last run. But instead of coming right back, the dog went exploring.

When Hector finally decided to return to the docks the ship was gone. What was Hector to do? There were five ships at the dock. Hector went up the gangplank of each one and sniffed the cargo. An officer of one of the ships, which was also carrying lumber to Yokohama, watched the dog, but had no idea to whom he belonged. The dog sniffed the cargo of lumber. He then went to the next ship and sniffed the cargo of fruit, flour, and fir timbers bound for England. Next he boarded the third ship, which was loading pulp headed for the Atlantic Ocean, and sniffed its cargo. He checked the cargoes of the remaining two ships, as well.

Making his choice, Hector returned to the ship bound for Yokohama. How did he know which ship to choose? Did the smell of the lumber help him decide, or was it something else? No one will ever know, but Hector stowed away and did not emerge until the ship was well out to sea.

For eighteen days Hector explored the ship, stopping now and then to sniff the air. When the ship arrived in Yokohama it happened to pull alongside Hector's home ship. Hector suddenly sniffed the air, barked, and began to jump up and down. Several men from the other ship saw Hector and called his master, who came to the rail. Hector became so excited that he jumped overboard and started toward his master's ship. He was fished aboard for a very happy reunion.

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:

Here's the exercise program I am using to stay in shape. You might want to take it easy at first, then do it faster as you become more proficient. It may be too strenuous for some.

Always Consult Your Doctor Before Starting Any Exercise Program.

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Driving through New Jersey on Interstate 80 en route from Pennsylvania to New York, I came upon a group of cars that were abnormally traveling exactly at the 55 m.p.h. speed limit. In the middle of the group was a state police cruiser that everyone was reluctant to pass.

After several minutes the officer's voice rang out over his roof-mounted loudspeaker. "For heaven's sake, move!" he commanded. "I am a ‘Pennsylvania' state trooper."

Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, (Discontinued) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/McHawList

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Was Celsius a little batty?

At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring. But its creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.

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


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