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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 24, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold." - Helen Keller

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


A soldier in uniform one day entered the outer office of President Lincoln, and took his place among two score or more of other visitors who had come to see the President. As the soldier sat there waiting, Tad, the President’s little son, entered the room, and his attention was attracted to the man in uniform. He noticed especially the empty sleeve, for the young fellow had lost an arm in the war.

To interest the little chap, and to help pass the time away, the soldier boy told Tad some very interesting and exciting war stories.

Tad asked why he had come, and the young man replied that he was very anxious to see the President.

The little fellow said excitedly, “The President is my father. Do you want to see my father?”

“I really do,” the soldier answered.

“I’ll get you in,” the small boy promised, and he disappeared into another room.

Soon a secretary came into the room and told the waiting people that the President had only about five minutes more in which he could see visitors, and they had just as well go, for he would not be able to give them an audience until the following day. Men and women promptly arose to depart—all except the young man in uniform. The secretary assured him it was useless to wait.

“But the president’s son was just talking to me,” the soldier answered with assurance, “and he has gone in to ask his father if I may see him.”

“You mean little Tad?” the secretary inquired.

“Yes sir.”

“Don’t worry, then, young man. If the President’s son is in there pleading for you, you’ll get in.”

And he did.

Jesus died for you and me. If we have made His acquaintance—if we really know Him, and love Him, we need have no fears.

By C. L. Paddock

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Do you know what your kids or grandkids are saying when they use instant messaging? Of course not! They have a code that's intended to leave you in the dark. For instance, if your child types a message that consists solely of a number, such as 5, that means a parent (you) are in the room. When they double that number up, such as 55, that means the coast is clear.

Here are some other codes the kids use when instant messaging:

POS - Parent is over my shoulder, so watch what you say.

POP - Parent is on the prowl and could walk in any moment.

SOS - Sibling over shoulder who will tell on me.

ASL - What's you age, sex and location?

TTYL - Talk to you later.

BRB - Be right back.

HHOK - Ha, ha, only kidding.

MOATM - Music on at the moment.

LQ - Laughing quietly because someone is in the room.

G2G - Gotta go!

CTN - Can't talk now.

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Kim Komando


Recently 4-year-old Kaitlyn visited the a church in Gresham, Oregon, with her grandmother. On their way home Kaitlyn remarked, "I like that little church. Everybody made me feel so important."

By lone Richardson, Clackamas, Oregon

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) December 23, 2004, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Mary Thayne

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Do you ever wonder what's in your air or water? Go to the Environmental Protection Agency online to find out more.

Just type in your ZIP code and pick your poison -- Envirofacts, Watershed or UV Index. You'll get back a profile. Pollution is sneaky. I found a bunch of local sources.

The EnviroMapper is interesting. It lets you zoom in on toxic air, hazardous waste and other byproducts of big-city living. You can also customize the map by choosing elements like streams and schools.

To visit this site, go here:

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