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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 21, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"A great man is always willing to be little." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Source: DailyInBox From the Masters, http://dailyinbox.com


A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation.

The traveler left rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.

But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

"I've been thinking," he said. "I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Please give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me this stone."

Source: Wings to Soar, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wings-to-soar/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Jest For Kids - The Riddles

What do you say to a chicken before a performance?
"Break an egg!" Josh, 10)

How do you make a hot dog stand?
Take away its chair! (Daily Groaner)

What stays in the corner but travels around the world?
A stamp! (Tayler, 10)

What did one penny say to the other?
Lets make some cents. (Cydney,9)

What is the difference between mass and weight?
Mass is where Catholics go on Sunday and weight is where sundaes go on Catholics. (Tim Davis)

What do you call a person who washes whales?
A blubber scrubber (Betty Debnam: Mighty Funnies)

What’s a fish’s favorite TV show?
Name that Tuna (Eddie, 11)

Why are movie stars so cool?
Because they have many fans! (Daily Groaner)

What washes up on small beaches?
Microwaves (Dorian, 11)

Where did the tree trimmer apply for a bank loan?
At the branch office (Jumble: Arnold & Argirlon)

Which line did the comedian stand in at the dance?
The punch line (Laura, 11)

What do you get when you cross a chicken with a millipede?
Drumsticks for everyone. (Guadalupe, 7)

Which building has the most stories?
The library (Steven, 9)

Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/


While ferrying workers back and forth from our offshore oil rig, the helicopter I was on lost power and went down. Fortunately, it landed safely in the lake. Struggling to get out, one man tore off his seat belt, inflated his life vest, and jerked open the exit door. "Don't jump!" the pilot yelled. "This thing is supposed to float!" As the man leapt from the
helicopter into the lake, he yelled back, "Yeah, and it's supposed to FLY too!"

Source: Good, Clean Funnies, http://www.slonet.org/~tellswor

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A few years ago at Christmas time, JoAnne was baking a large batch of cookies. After pulling the last pan out of the oven, JoAnne noticed that her dough mixer was missing a screw. Somewhere in those thirteen dozen cookies was one tiny screw that posed a potential danger to JoAnne's family and friends. Her husband counseled her to dispose of all the cookies immediately. But JoAnne had a better idea. She called her local airport and asked if the security screeners could pass her cookies through their X-ray scanner. They agreed, so JoAnne loaded up her thirteen dozen cookies and took them to the airport. The sharp- eyed security personnel quickly spotted the cookie with the screw in it.

Taste of Home Dec./ Jan. 2004, p.49. Cited on http://www.sermons.com

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

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