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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 6, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Giving is a joy if we do it in the right spirit. It all depends on whether we think of it as "What can I spare?" or as "What can I share?" - Esther Baldwin York

Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:quote-a-day-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


Years ago, so the story goes, a group of people were sailing in a little vessel one night. A great storm arose and threatened destruction. The people huddled together in the cabin. By and By one dared to crawl out of the cabin onto the deck. A few minutes later he came back with a new light in his eye. “We are going to weather the tempest,” he declared. “In the flare of lightning I caught a glimpse of the face of the pilot and he smiled.”

In a stormy world, look up, and see the face of the Friendly Pilot and you’ll be assured that you will “weather the tempest.”

By R. Reinhold Bietz

Source: Our Times, Copyright (c) January 1946, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A New York plumber of foreign birth with a limited command of English wrote the National Bureau of Standards and said he found that hydrochloric acid quickly opened drainage pipes when they got clogged and asked if it was a good thing to use.

A Bureau scientist replied: “The efficacy of hydrochloric acid is indisputable, but the corrosive residue is incompatible with metallic permanence.”

The plumber wrote back thanking the Bureau for telling him the method was all right. The scientist was a little disturbed and showed the correspondence to his boss, another scientist. The latter wrote the plumber: “We cannot assume responsibility for the production of toxic and noxious residue with hydrochloric acid and suggest you use an alternative procedure.”

The plumber wrote back that he agreed with the Bureau - hydrochloric acid works fine. A top scientist, boss of the first two - broke the impasse by tearing himself loose from technical terminology and writing this final letter:

“Don’t use hydrochloric acid. It eats ‘blank’ out of the pipes.”

Words I wish I wrote, Robert Fulgham, p. 67

Source: Chapnotes, mailto:ChapnotesMail@aol.com?Subject=Subscribe


On a family vacation in Texas, my brother-in-law Mike exhibited the exuberance of a tourist. At a diner, he and his brothers ordered cheeseburgers. When his meal arrived, the first thing Mike noticed was its size.

"Wow," he exclaimed, "everything is bigger in Texas!"

As he lifted the burger to his lips, his eyes met the cold stare of a 300-pound waitress.

Contributed to "Life In These United States" by Kathy Lee

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Heart And Soy

Most of us would benefit from raising our levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL "good") cholesterol. According to the Food & Drug Administration, consuming 25 grams of soy protein a day may be the key. A study of 65,000 Shanghai women showed those who ate 11 grams of soy protein a day were 86 percent less likely to suffer from a heart attack. A single eight-ounce glass of plain soymilk offers seven grams of that heart-healthy soy protein.

From: The Green Guide

Submitted by Mary Thayne

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