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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 21, 2006
A youthful urbanite once asked an elderly rustic why he, and everyone else in the neighborhood, was taking life at such a leisurely pace and not conforming to the breakneck speed of the cities. The old man philosophized: “Well, son, half the time the things you catch up with aren’t worth the things you pass up when you’re in a hurry.” - By Paul K. Freiwirth
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) July 26, 1955, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Little Welsh Mary came to her pastor with the strange question, “Was Jesus a Welshman?”
“What makes you ask such a question?” the good man returned.
“He must be a Welshman, I know,” replied the little girl. “I’m sure of it.”
“Why do you say you are sure of it? How can you know such a thing?” asked the pastor.
“Ah, sir, I know He is a Welshman, because every time I tell Him about my wrongdoing, He says in Welsh, ‘Thy sins be forgiven thee.’ “
The language of the heart is a universal language, and the promise is made to all men everywhere who answer the call of Heaven. “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:39.
By H. M. S. Richards
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) December 14, 1920, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A Lick And A Promise
By Pamela Perry Blaine
Part 1 of 2 [Feb 21, 22]
"I'll just give this a lick and a promise", my mother said as she quickly mopped up a spill on the floor without moving any of the furniture.
"What is that supposed to mean", I asked as in my young mind I envisioned someone licking the floor with his or her tongue. "It means that I'm in a hurry and I'm busy canning tomatoes so I am going to just give it a lick with the mop and promise to come back and do the job right later.
Perhaps you have some memorable old phrases of your own that you could add to the list:
A Bone to Pick (someone who wants to discuss a disagreement)
An Axe to Grind (Someone who has a hidden motive. This phrase is said to have originated from Benjamin Franklin who told a story about a devious man who asked how a grinding wheel worked. He ended up walking away with his axe sharpened free of charge)
A bad apple spoils the whole barrel (one corrupt person can cause all the others to go bad if you don't remove the bad one)
At sea (lost or not understanding something)
Bad Egg (Someone who was not a good person)
Barking at a knot (meaning that your efforts were as useless as a dog barking at a knot.)
Bee in your bonnet (To have an idea that won't let loose)
Been through the mill (had a rough time of it)
Between hay and grass (Not a child or an adult)
Blinky (Between sweet and sour…as in milk)
Calaboose (a jail)
Cattywampus (Something that sits crooked such as a piece of furniture sitting at an angle)
Dicker (To barter or trade)
Feather In Your Cap (to accomplish a goal…this came from years ago in wartime when warriors might receive a! feather they would put in their cap for defeating an enemy)
Hold your horses (Be patient!)
I reckon (I suppose)
To be continued tomorrow . . .
By Pamela Perry Blaine © September 2005
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Submitted by Angelwings
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
To confirm her suspicions, my sister needed to purchase a pregnancy test. Since I was going to the pharmacy, she asked me to pick one up. I didn't stop to think how I appeared to the clerk when I waddled up nine months pregnant to pay for the kit. "Honey," she said, "I can save you $15 right now. You're definitely going to have a baby."
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
Not your usual jigsaw puzzle!
This is amazing how it works while it is moving all the time. Just put the pieces together. There is clapping when you finish it correctly.
Submitted by Angelwings