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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 10, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. - John F. Kennedy

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/


Behind a church in the small town of Flint Hill, Virginia, you will find the grave of a young seminary student named Albert Gallatin Willis who died on October 14, 1864. Albert Willis' story is unusual. Albert Willis served with the famed command of Mosby's Raiders during the Civil War. Because of Mosby's harassment of Federal supply trains, wagons, and stores, General Phil Sheridan ordered that Mosby and any of his men be hung on capture.

In October 1864, Willis and an unnamed comrade were captured by the 2nd U. S. Cavalry and sentenced to die by hanging. However, Willis was offered a Chaplain's exemption as a ministerial student. But because his companion was married, young Willis offered himself as a substitute for the comrade and died in his place so that the other might go free. Willis professed his "Christian Readiness To Die," prayed for his executioners, and was hanged.

Source: Preaching Now, http://www.preaching.com/newsletter/subscribe.html

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Jack Warner, the movie producer and co-founder of Warner Brothers, was in the habit of taking an afternoon nap in his office at Warner Brothers, and it was an unwritten rule of the studios that he should not be disturbed.

On one occasion, however, Bette Davis burst into the office while Warner was asleep and began ranting about a script that did not meet her approval.

Without opening his eyes, Warner reached for the phone and called his secretary. "Come in and wake me up," he said. "I'm having a nightmare."

Miss Davis could not help laughing, and the crisis over the script was resolved in a few minutes.

Submitted by Lorraine


While stationed at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga., I sponsored a visiting Chinese naval officer. Having dinner together at a restaurant, we each offered to pay the check. As a compromise, I told him we could "split the bill." He couldn't comprehend that phrase so I drew a circle on the table with my fingers and divided it in the middle, saying, "I pay one half and you pay one half." "Oh, I see," replied my Chinese friend. "In China we call that 'going Dutch.'"

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Lt. Cmdr. Russell G. Roe

Source: America In Uniform, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

If you go blind in one eye, you'll only lose about one fifth of your vision (but all your depth perception).

Source: "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader"

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