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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 27, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The greatest things ever done on Earth have been done little by little." -William Jennings Bryan, politician

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php


On the 9th of August, 1993, a 31 year old Sophia White burst into the nursery at the USC Medical Center, in Los Angeles, carrying a 38. She was looking for Elizabeth Staten, a nurse who White thought had stolen her husband. The wife fired six shots, hitting Staten once in the wrist, and once in the stomach. The nurse fled through the emergency room, and White chased her, firing one more shot.

While in the ER, another nurse by the name of Joan Black, did something strange. She walked up to the woman with a pistol in her hand, and blood on her clothes, and put her arms around her, and hugged her. If the nurse thought that she was going to hurt herself or someone else, she would just push White’s arm back down. She told her, "I’m sorry you are in pain. But, everyone has pain in their life, and I can help you work through it." She was disarmed by a hug. Later Black told the Associated Press, "I saw a sick person, and had to take care of her."

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The poor old clunker of a piano I had impulsively bought languished in a corner of our living room for a year. "It's the piano or me!" my wife finally declared.

So I called a junk man, whom I knew, to collect it the next day. When he didn't show, I phoned again.

"I've already got your piano on my truck," he claimed.

"Nope," I said, "it's still here."

It turns out he had gone to a house on my street and asked the lady who answered the door if she had a piano to go. She'd said yes. After we talked, he took it back to her house, but she turned him away. She'd wanted to get rid of her piano for years.

Submitted by Lorraine


My father went enthusiastically to the three-hour seminar on memory improvement. After an hour he slipped out. He had taken the same course, given by the same teacher, the previous year.

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A US teenager who saved the life of a 'stranger' was shocked to find it was a nurse who did the same for him in 1999.

Kevin Stephan, 17, of Buffalo, New York state, rushed to perform the Heimlich maneuver when he saw Penny Brown choking on her lunch.

He did not recognize Ms Brown as the off duty nurse who got his heart beating again after a bat hit him in the chest during a baseball game, reports the Buffalo News.

But Kevin's mother, who was in the restaurant where Kevin performed his good deed, knew exactly who it was.

"Oh, my goodness," Lorraine Stephan told her. "You saved my son's life seven years ago, and now he's saved yours."

Kevin added: "Wow. I couldn't believe it! Everyone I have told is like: "No way." They're in total disbelief.

"It's one of those things you can't explain. It was meant to happen. I'm Catholic, and I believe the Lord kind of set things up. They say things happen for a reason, and nothing is a coincidence."

Brown, an intensive-care nurse at Buffalo General Hospital, said she can't think too long about the two incidents "without being freaked" by it.

"It's almost impossible to believe, but I'm very appreciative of what occurred," she said. "One good turn deserves another."

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com

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