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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 30, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Herman Cain

Source: TIPS by Dr Philip E. Humbert, Copyright (c) 2006, all rights reserved. U.S. Library of Congress ISSN: 1529-059X, http://www.philiphumbert.com


John and Frances Gunther's son, Johnny, died in his eighteenth year, and was buried on July 2nd, 1947. He was a handsome, tall, fair-haired boy.

He had gone to Deerfield Academy where he majored in mathematics and chemistry. For fourteen months he had suffered from a brain tumor for which he had had two operations. But even after the second, he passed his examinations for Columbia.

He was one of the finest, bravest boys we've ever known. After his first operation, the doctors asked John and Frances about the advisability of telling Johnny what was the matter with him. He was so intelligently interested that the doctors thought it wiser to explain, and the older Gunthers agreed.

The surgeon went to Johnny alone and told him the full gravity of a brain tumor. The boy listened carefully, then looked the doctor in the eye and asked, "How shall we break it to my parents?'"

Gunther, John (1906-1970) American journalist and author [noted for his memoirs (Death Be Not Proud) and for such works as Inside U. S.A., Inside Europe (1936) and other books in the Inside series]

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Laws of Golf

With spring, comes golf, a magical, infuriating addiction for millions of us around the world. If you love golf, and haven't read Michael Murphy's "Golf in the Kingdom", I urge you to get it and give yourself a wonderful treat!

Until then, here are some of Dolly Howard's "Laws of Golf"

LAW 1: No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime.

LAW 2: Your best round of golf will be followed immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.

LAW 3: Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water.

LAW 4: Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.

LAW 5: Every par-three hole in the world has a secret desire to humiliate golfers. The shorter the hole, the greater its desire.

LAW 6: Topping a 3-iron is the most painful torture known to man.

LAW 7: Sand is alive. If it isn't, how do you explain the way it works against you?

LAW 8: Golf carts always run out of juice at the farthest point from the clubhouse.

LAW 9: A severe slice is a thing of awesome power and beauty.

LAW 10: All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until sunset of the same day.

Source: TIPS by Dr Philip E. Humbert, Copyright (c) 2006, all rights reserved. U.S. Library of Congress ISSN: 1529-059X, http://www.philiphumbert.com


A man had such an abundant garden, he decided to share it. On a bench in front of his barbershop he placed his leftover produce with a sign reading: FREE - HELP YOURSELF. By the end of the day the produce was gone, but he forgot to remove the sign. And the next morning the bench was gone.

Submitted by Gerry

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The Happiness Formula

At this BBC sub-site you can explore and learn about many aspects of happiness. Take a test to see how happy you rate. See what the undervalued component of happiness is. See how some countries rank in happiness. See it all, be happy!


Source: Internet Tutor, http://www.gophercentral.com/sub/sub-tutor.html

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