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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 24, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Failures are but mileposts on the road to success." - Italian Proverb

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


The guy bowling in the lane to my right looked like he might be a tackle for the local college football team - or maybe a center. His arms looked bigger than my legs, and each time he stalked toward the foul line, I knew what to expect. For the last half hour he'd buried his 16-pounder at the speed of light toward the pins at the far end. Every time he tossed the bowling ball, all ten pins exploded with a roar that echoed across the bowling alley.

This time wasn't any different. As my ball rumbled through the return mechanism, I turned to watch him stride confidently toward the line. As soon as the ball left his hand I knew the pins didn't stand a chance. I was right. He walked back to his table and marked another X on the score sheet.

That's when the youngster a few lanes to the left caught my eye. He looked like he might be three or four years old as he wobbled toward the foul line, straining with both hands to hold his ball. I wondered if it weighed more than he did. When he reached the line, he stooped and placed the ball between his legs. Then, with a mighty grunt, he pushed it as hard as he could toward the other end.

I don't know why I watched it lumber down the lane. The ball glanced off the air-filled bumpers in the left gutter and then the right. I doubted it had enough umph to reach the pins. It did, but by that time it was moving so slowly that the pins forced it to meander left, then right, then left again as it rolled through them. Then my jaw dropped as, one by one, all ten pins toppled over. The youngster screeched, twirled in circles, and raced back to his father, who penciled a big X on the score sheet.

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) August 2003, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

Submitted by Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Just Think About This!

I bought a new camouflage vest at Wal*mart, hung it in
the closet, and now I can't find it. - Lawrence

If you'll come to my funeral I'll go to yours. - Lawrence

Instructions For Life: Think twice about accepting the lowest bid.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


After living in our house for four years, we were moving out of state. My husband had backed the truck up to our garage door so that we could start loading all of the boxes. Just then one of our neighbors came walking across the lawn carrying a plate full of muffins.

"Isn't that thoughtful," my husband said to me. "They must have realized that we packed our kitchen stuff."

The neighbor stuck out his hand and boomed, "Welcome to the neighborhood!"

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Is it true there's a store in Alabama that sells lost airline luggage?

Yep. The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama, sees millions of items pass through its inventory each year. The store, which takes up an entire city block, has arrangements with nearly every airline to buy luggage that cannot be returned to its rightful owner. http://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/

What is the strangest item found in lost luggage at Unclaimed Baggage Center?

Would you believe: a guidance system for an F16 fighter jet valued at a quarter of a million dollars? Some pretty unusual stuff passes through the store. In fact, some of it can't even be identified. One of the most popular features of Unclaimed Baggage Center's online store is its "What Is It" contest to identify items that are so bizarre no one can figure out what they're used for. Want to try your hand at identifying strange stuff? http://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/whatisit/home.asp

S ource: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com

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