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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 2, 2005
A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does. - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Source: Scream of the Crop, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scream_of_the_crop/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Abe Lincoln made the great speech of his famous senatorial campaign at Springfield, Illinois. The convention before which he spoke consisted of a thousand delegates together with the crowd that had gathered with them.
His speech was carefully prepared. Every sentence was guarded and emphatic. It has since become famous as "The Divided House" speech. Before entering the hall where it was to be delivered, he stepped into the office of his law- partner, Mr. Herndon, and, locking the door, so that their interview might be private, took his manuscript from his pocket, and read one of the opening sentences: "I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free."
Mr. Herndon remarked that the sentiment was true, but suggested that it might not be good policy to utter it at that time.
Mr. Lincoln replied with great firmness: "No matter about the policy. It is true, and the nation is entitled to it. The proposition has been true for six thousand years, and I will deliver it as it is written."
The Courage of His Convictions
From: Good Stories for Great Holidays
Source: Net 153 Weekly, http://www.net153.com/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
If My Body Were A Car
If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull, but that's not the worst of it.
My fenders are too wide to be considered stylish. They were once as sleek as a little MG; now they look more like an old Buick. My seat cushions have split open at the seams. My seats are sagging.
Seat belts? I gave up all belts when Krispy Cremes opened a shop in my neighborhood!
Air bags? Forget it. The only bags I have these days are under my eyes. Not counting the saddlebags, of course.
I have soooooo many miles on my odometer. Sure, I've been many places and seen many things, but when' s the last time an appraiser factored life experiences against depreciation?
My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close. My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.
My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.
But here's the worst of it -- almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter.....my radiator leaks!
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
When my Navy Medical Reserve Unit was called up for Operation Desert Storm, I was awakened by a phone call at three o'clock on a Sunday morning with the order to report for duty in four hours for processing. After I hung up the phone, my husband groggily asked, "Who was that?" "Oh, honey," I moaned, thinking of our 15-month-old child, "I have to go to war!" "Don't worry," he said as he rolled over, "It's Sunday, and the traffic won't be bad."
DailyInBox: America in Uniform, http://dailyinbox.com/aiu/ind.shtml
This is a fun site. It's playing 20 Questions with a computer. It's amazing how many time it can guess what you are thinking of. http://y.20q.net:8095
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/