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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 29, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The thing most people want is genuine understanding. If you can understand the feelings and moods of another person, you have something fine to offer. - Paul Brock

Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com


Henry P. Crowell contracted tuberculosis when a boy and couldn’t go to school. After hearing a sermon by Dwight L. Moody, young Crowell prayed, “I can’t be a preacher, but I can be a good businessman. God, if you will let me make money, I will use it in your service.”

Under the doctor’s advice Crowell worked outdoors for seven years and regained his health. He then bought the little run-down Quaker Mill at Ravanna, Ohio. Within ten years Quaker Oats was a household word to millions. Henry P. Crowell faithfully gave 60 to 70 percent of his income to God’s causes, having advanced from an initial 10 percent.

Brett Blair, http://www.eSermons.com

Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

What's In A Name?

Reader's Digest calls Pleasantville, New York, home. We like the name. It's heartening, comforting and looks a lot better on the stationery than, say, Boring, Maryland. Here are a few other uninspiring town names:

Bland, Missouri
Dull, Ohio
Flat, Alaska
Plain, Wisconsin
Ordinary, Virginia
Mousie, Kentucky
Dowdy, Arizona
Low Point, Arizona
Pitts, Georgia
Hell, Michigan
Mount Misery, New Jersey
Swastika, New York

From: What Were They Thinking? by Bruce Felton, http://isbn.nu/0762726679

Source: The Reader's Digest, Copyright © March 2005, All rights reserved., http://www.readersdigest.com/


When Charles Lam was little more than a toddler, his sister, Mary, took him for a walk in the graveyard. The precocious little boy read the laudatory epitaphs on the tombstones, commemorating the deceased as "virtuous," "charitable," "beloved," and so on. As they came away he asked, "Mary, where are all the naughty people buried?"

Charles Lamb (1775-1834), English essayist, poet, and literary critic. Found in The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes edited by Clifton Fadimon, p. 341.

Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How Smart Is Your Right Foot?

This is so funny that it will boggle your mind. And you will keep trying it at least 50 more times to see if you can outsmart your foot. But you can't ! ! !

1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction!!!

I told you so . . . And there is nothing you can do about it.

Submitted by Udi

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