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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 16, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. - G. K. Chesterton

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


June 6, 2003, was going to be a special day for my husband, Dan, and me - our forty-fifth wedding anniversary. Not only that, it was also the day our son, David, would marry his fiancée, Kris. They'd picked a gorgeous spot to say their vows - a terrace near the falls at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.

The whole week leading up to the wedding the sun shone brightly. But the morning of June 6 I looked out my window and saw rain coming down, hard. It'll stop soon, I thought. Just a shower. Right. At 4:00 P.M., it was still pouring. The ceremony was set for 6:00 P.M.

Dan, David, Kris and I grabbed our umbrellas, walked the park grounds and desperately scouted out a dry spot for them to exchange vows. A dreary pavilion and a tiny arbor were all we found.

"God, we sure could use a little sunshine down here," I said. "I'm not asking for much. An hour would do, between five-thirty and six-thirty."

David and Kris, huddled under an umbrella, laughed. "That's a pretty
specific prayer," he said.

"Those are the best kind!" I replied.

At 5:30 P.M. the sky brightened. The rain stopped. We hurried to the terrace by the falls.

David and Kris exchanged vows with the sunlit waterfall casting a beautiful glow behind them. I squeezed Dan's hand when the judge pronounced them husband and wife.

The ceremony ended and we got in the car to head to the reception. As soon as I closed the door the torrential rain started again. I looked at the dashboard clock. Six-thirty. I couldn't help laughing. "I did ask for just an hour," I said to Dan.

For our family, June 6 turned out to be the perfect day for weddings - and wedding showers.

By Beverly Lindsey, Waynesville, North Carolina

Source: Guideposts, Copyright (c) June 2004, http://www.guideposts.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. - Mark Twain, Notebooks (1935)

If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it. - Pierre Beaumarchais

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? - Kelvin Throop III

They always talk who never think. - Matthew Prior

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. - Doug Larson

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

My wife's duties as a flight attendant included making the safety-information announcements. She liked to inject humor into them to keep the passengers' attention.

On one flight the other crew members encouraged her to do her "Edith Anne" impression, with a little-girl voice. She took the dare, and followed the routine up with the trademark, "And that's the truth!"

Everyone seemed to enjoy it. In fact, a few minutes later she was called aside by one of the passengers.

"That was pretty good," said the passenger. "Keep up the good work." It was Lily Tomlin.
By Gregg Paris

Source: Copyright © June 2002, The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved., http://www.readersdigest.com/

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