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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 16, 2005
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The end of our human abilities is our opportunity to turn to God. But giving up our independence to depend on God isn't necessarily easy. We are often like the woman in this story reported in the Los Angeles Times:
A screaming woman, trapped in a car dangling from a freeway transition road in East Los Angeles, was rescued Saturday morning. A half dozen passing motorists stopped, grabbed some ropes from one of their vehicles, tied the ropes to the back of the woman's car,
and hung on until the fire units arrived. A ladder was extended from below to help stabilize the car while firefighters tied the vehicle to tow trucks with cables and chains.
"Every time we would move the car," said one rescuer, "she'd yell and scream. She was in pain."
It took almost 2-1/2 hours for the passers-by, CHP officers, tow truck drivers, and firefighters-about 25 people in all to secure the car and pull the woman to safety.
"It was kinda funny." LA County Fire Capt. Ross Marshall recalled later. "She kept saying, 'I'll do it myself.'"
From: "God's Little Devotional Book For Women", http://isbn.nu/1562925296
Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Miss Swanson is in the hospital this morning after having being bit yesterday by a spider in a bathing suit.
Mrs. Bertha Bradley entertained the Ladies' Social Club. She asked the ladies to come dressed like tramps and that was easy for most of them.
The ball struck Berra on the right temple and knocked him cold. He was taken to Ford Hospital. X-rays pictures of Berra's head showed nothing.
Plan to eat dinner on November 3rd with the Baptist ladies. The same wonderful dinner as they served on election day.
The game will begin at 7 p.m. and is to be played with the aid of moonshine and electric lights.
Source: Clean Hewmor, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The minister of a well-attended, strong, and enthusiastic church often showed himself ready and able to deal with any situation that might come up.
One Sunday, just as the minister was reaching the climax of his sermon, his own young son entered the church, ran to the center aisle, started making loud beeps and brrrmms like a car without a muffler, then zoomed right toward him.
The minister stopped his sermon, pointed directly at his son, and commanded, "Jimmy, park the car immediately beside your mother on that bench (pointing), turn off the ignition, and hand her the keys."
The sermon continued undisturbed after a good laugh by the congregation.
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org
What caused Japan's longest traffic jam?
On August 12, 1990, Typhoon Winona, combined with the summer holiday rush, created the longest traffic jam in Japan's history, an 84-mile-long chaotic mess. About 15,000 vehicles were involved.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg