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WITandWISDOM(tm) – August 1, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. – Eric Hoffer, 1902 – 1983

Source: The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time, Edited by John M. Shanahan, Copyright © 1999, http://isbn.nu/0060194111


On my morning walks I pass a roadside restaurant in a spectacular garden setting. For years, I've stopped to gaze at it - more than an acre of color changing with the seasons. Who couldn't have a beautiful garden, I‘ve thought, with the gardening staff they must have!

But I'd always gone by too early to see any of them at work. One day, I didn't get out for my walk until the afternoon. As I passed, I saw a man come from the basement carrying a tray of begonias. Seeing me stopped, he invited me in. I asked him if he was the head gardener.

"Just the assistant," he replied.

He explained that he'd come from Hungary 27 years ago and went to work at the restaurant as a cleaning man. In his free time, he tended the potted geraniums - at that time the only flowers in the garden. Seeing the geraniums thrive, the owner had let him plant some rosebushes out back.

My puzzlement grew as he told me how year after year he'd planted a lilac here, a marigold border there, until the garden became the showplace it is today. If he'd done all this, . . . "Then what does the head gardener do."

He pointed a finger skyward. "He makes the flowers grow."

By Elizabeth Sherrill

Source: Guideposts Greetings, http://tinyurl.com/cw7t4

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Favorite Pick Up Lines

They may or may not be the best way to win someone over, but they are certainly a conversation starter, and if delivered right, may garner a good laugh.

Your eyes are the color of my Porsche.

I must be dead because this is certainly Heaven.

Somebody better call God and tell him he's missing an angel.

Do you have a map? I keep getting lost in your eyes.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put U and I together.

Hi. My name is Mark Gates. Maybe you know my dad, Bill?

If you were words on a page, you'd be what they call "fine print"!

Excuse me, do you have any raisins? How about a date?

Didn't I see you on the cover of Vogue?

I'm sorry. Were you talking to me? No, oh - well then, please start!

If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd be walking in my garden forever.

Hi. I'm Mr. Right. Someone said you were looking for me.

Do you believe in love at first site or shall I walk by again?

Source: Top Greetings


A woman meant to call a record store, but dialed the wrong number and got a private home instead. "Do you have 'Eyes of Blue' and 'A Love Supreme?'" she asked.

"Well, no," answered the puzzled homeowner. "But I have a wife and eleven children."

"Is that a record?" she inquired, puzzled in her turn.

"I don't think so," replied the man, "but it's as close as I want to get."

Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:pulpit-supply-subscribe@strategicnetwork.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Fancy a game of miniature golf?

Summer’s almost officially here, and you know what that means. Miniature Golf! But you don’t have to wait in long lines in the heat to play. There’s a full, 18-hole course on your desktop.

It includes everything you’d find at a regular mini golf course. There are gradients, obstacles and windmills. And if scary clowns are your thing, there’s a hole featuring a clown’s face.

You control your swing, the ball’s placement and the angle of the stroke. Okay, maybe it isn’t as much fun as the real thing. But it’s good practice for when you hit the course.

Plus, it’s a good way to show your kids the physics behind miniature golf. Um, yeah, it’s educational…

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