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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 14, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. - Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day, mailto:molly.rhea@gmail.com?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


The American evangelist Dwight L. Moody told the story about a Christian woman who was always bright, cheerful and optimistic, even though she was confined to her room because of her illness. She lived in an attic apartment on the fifth floor of an old, rundown building. A friend decided to visit her one day and brought along another woman Ė a person of great wealth.

Since there was no elevator, the two ladies began the long climb upward. When they reached the second floor, the well-to-do woman commented, "What a dark and filthy place!" Her friend replied, "Itís better higher up."

When they arrived at the third landing, the remark was made: "Things look even worse here." Again the reply: "Itís better higher up." Finally they reached the attic level, where they found the bedridden saint of God. A smile on her face radiated the joy that filled her heart.

Although the room was clean and flowers were on the windowsill, the wealthy visitor could not contain herself about the stark surroundings and blurted out: "It must be very difficult for you to be here like this!" Without a momentís hesitation the shut-in responded: "It will be better higher up."

Rev. Joel Leyrer

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Thanks to: Judy Wolf, who writes, "I was going through a microfilm of Presbyterian Church of Morristown New Jersey records at the Family History Center recently. At the end of the marriage listings, I found the following":

Mr. Jas STEELE, aged 76 to Miss Deborah IRON, aged 71.
"Ah me! What evils do envision
That man who meddles w(ith) cold iron."

At Albany, Mr. Anthony CIVELL to Miss Fanny WOLF--
"Was eer a greater changing known
In this sad world of evil.
While many men to brutes have grown
Wolves are becoming Civell."

In Bozazh, Conn., Mr. John BATE and Mary Ann BASS
-- after a courtship of one hour
"Is this not angling well I ask
Such tender fish to take
He caught in one short hour a bass
The Bass tho' caught the Bate."

In Caswell Co., N. C. on 10th May 1825 Wm. BEAN to Sarah E. GREENFIELD
"If fate shall to their wishes yield
And fate to true love leans;
Time may bestow on this Greenfield
A lovely crop of Beans."
@Sent by Owen Lorion

Source: Monday Fodder


A delegation called upon Abraham Lincoln one day to ask that the commissionership of the Sandwich Islands be given to a particular gentleman of their acquaintance. Having outlined the candidate's qualifications, they concluded by noting that, as he was in poor health, the climate in the Sandwich Islands would be of great benefit. "I am sorry to say, gentlemen," Lincoln replied, "that there are eight other applicants for the post, and they are all sicker than your man."

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Two men stood talking together, when a third man passed. The third man was pointed out as Dr. Isaac Watts, the great hymn writer. ďWhat, is that the great Dr. Watts?Ē one of the men said.

The doctor, who was small of stature, overheard the remark, and, with a humorous smile, turned and said:

Were I so tall to reach the pole,
Or grasp the ocean in my span,
I must be measured by my soul;
The mindís the standard of the man.

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) January 18, 1883, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

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