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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 18, 2005
He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good. - Yiddish Proverb
Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A story is told of Abraham Lincoln. One day the President summoned to the White House a surgeon in the Army of the Cumberland from the state of Ohio. The major assumed that he was to be commended for some exceptional work.
During the conversation Mr. Lincoln asked the major about his widowed mother. She is doing fine, he responded. How do you know asked Lincoln. You haven't written her. But she has written me. She thinks that you are dead and she is asking that a special effort be made to return your body. A that the Commander and Chief placed a pen in the young doctor's hand and ordered him to write a letter letting his mother know that he was alive and well.
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch has announced the winners of its annual "Wacky Warning Label" contest. Here are some of our favorite stupid warning labels from the past year:
On a toilet brush: "Do not use for personal hygiene."
On a scooter: "This product moves when used."
On a digital thermometer: "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally."
On an electric blender used for chopping and dicing: "Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating."
From: Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, http://mlaw.org/
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) June 4, 2005, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Boudreaux found Thibodeaux walking down the levee, looking really down in the dumps. Naturally, he asked Thibodeaux what the problem was.
Thibodeaux told Boudreaux, "Well, me and Clothile done had our first fight last night."
Boudreaux says, "Aw, dat's too bad. What y'all had a fight about?"
Thibodeaux tells him, "Mais, I told her a joke about de Pope."
Boudreaux says, "Mais, Thib, why did you do that? You knows dat Clothile is Catholic."
Thibodeaux replies, "Yah, I knew dat, but I didn't know de Pope was too."
Source: Chapnotes, http://www.chaplainsnotes.org/
On May 12, 1993 two slivers of an olive tree, said to have come from the cross on which Jesus was crucified, were sold for more than $18,000 in a crowded Paris auction. The bidding started at $1,858 and was completed just ninety seconds later when a woman in the front row offered $18,587. Accompanying the two slivers of wood were two certificates from the Vatican that apparently authenticated the wood back in 1855.
Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com