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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 23, 2006
"The more ignorant you are, the quicker you fight." - Will Rogers
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The story is told - out of WW 2 and the holocaust that took the lives of millions of people - of Solomon Rosenberg & his family. It is a true story.
Solomon Rosenberg & his wife & their 2 sons & his mother & father were arrested & placed in a Nazi concentration camp. It was a labor camp, & the rules were simple. "As long as you can do your work, you are permitted to live. When you become too weak to do your work, then you are exterminated."
Rosenberg watched his mother & father marched off to their deaths, & he knew that next would be his youngest son, David, because David had always been a frail child.
Every evening Rosenberg came back into the barracks after his hours of labor & searched for the faces of his family. When he found them they would huddle together, embrace one another, & thank God for another day of life.
One day Rosenberg came back & didnít see those familiar faces. He finally discovered his oldest son, Joshua, in a corner, huddled, weeping, & praying. He said, "Josh, tell me itís not true." Joshua turned & said, "It is true, poppa. Today David was not strong enough to do his work. So they came for him."
"But where is your mother?" asked Mr. Rosenberg. "Oh poppa," he said, "When they came for David, he was afraid & he cried. Momma said, ĎThere is nothing to be afraid of, David,í& she took his hand & went with him."
Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The children begged for a hamster, and after the usual fervent vows that they alone would care for it, they got one. They named it Danny.
Two months later, when Mom found herself responsible for cleaning and feeding the creature, she located a prospective new home for it. The children took the news of Danny's imminent departure quite well, though one of them remarked, "He's been around here a long time--we'll miss him."
"Yes," Mom replied, "But he's too much work for one person, and since I'm that one person, I say he goes." Another child offered, "Well, maybe if he wouldn't eat so much and wouldn't be so messy, we could keep him."
But Mom was firm. "It's time to take Danny to his new home now," she insisted. "Go and get his cage."
With one voice and in tearful outrage the children shouted, "Danny? We thought you said Daddy!"
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Reporters would on occasion tease the energetic and hard-working Clarence Darrow about his disheveled appearance. Darrow retorted, "I go to a better tailor than any of you and pay more for my clothes. The only difference is that you probably don't sleep in yours."
Submitted by Lorraine
Boy, 6, Wants To Go To University
The family of a gifted six-year-old boy are trying to get a court order to allow him to attend university.
Child prodigy Maximiliano Arellano, from Mexico City, has been studying medicine on his own, reports UOL Noticias Populares.
He has reportedly become an expert in the fields of osteoporosis, diabetes and anemia and has been invited to speak in congresses all over Mexico.
However Roberty Camacho, the director of Mexico Medical State University, says he thinks the boy is too young for university.
The boy's mother, Alejandra de Noe, who believes Maximiliano could be a qualified doctor by the age of 13, is challenging his decision.
And Maximiliano said: "I want to become a doctor so I can cure people!"
Mr Camacho is now said to be considering testing the boy's ability because of his growing fame in the country.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com