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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 27, 2006
"Being is more important than doing." - Dick Innes
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A Sussex man who forgot about a speeding fine for 52 years has paid up after finding the ticket in an old coat pocket.
John Gedge, 84, was caught doing 55mph in a 35mph zone during a holiday to Philadelphia in the US in July 1954.
He promised to pay the fine when he returned to his hotel but forgot - until he found the speeding ticket last week.
He sent a note of apology with a £5 note to Philadelphia police and phoned to say sorry.
John, who lives in an East Sussex nursing home, said: "I told them that Englishmen always pay their debts and my conscience is now clear."
US police officer Mark Focht said: "I'm going to frame the letter and the five pound note as an example to everyone that honesty is the best policy, even if it is a little late."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When my wife and I became engaged to be married, my father in-law to be joked with me about how it used to be customary in some American Indian cultures for the groom to offer something in return for the hand of a mans daughter. "For instance," he said, "a young brave might give his future wife's father a horse and blanket in exchange for permission to marry his daughter."
I told him that I would keep that in mind.
During the course of our wedding planning, my wife and I purchased a toy horse and a small blanket to present to her father at the rehearsal dinner.
We figured we would have the last laugh on this one and couldn't wait until we could "make the trade."
As is customary at a rehearsal dinner, we handed out gifts to the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Afterwards, we announced that we had a gift for my fiancé's father and explained that it used to be customary in some American Indian cultures for the groom to offer something in return for the hand of a mans daughter. We handed over a small wrapped box and my father in-law to be chuckled as he opened it in anticipation of the joke at hand.
Everyone had a good laugh as he held up the toy horse and blanket for our families and friends to see.
Gripping his prize and with a smile on his face, he turned to me and said, "Just remember; no refunds, no returns. All sales are final."
© Copyright 2006 Robert Byron
All Rights Reserved
Source: The Lame Humor List, http://absoluterobeo.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The dean said to his university professors, "Be kind to the kids who get A's - They will come back to our institution and succeed you as Profs someday."
"Take good care of those students whose marks are B's and C's - They'll send their own children back t us to get their college degrees."
"And what about the others who often wind u with d's? Treat them the best of all because
we'll depend on endowments from them."
Source: Monday Fodder
CHICAGO (UPI) -- Fire officials in suburban Chicago credit at least six good Samaritans with saving the life of road accident victim by lifting a minivan off of him.
The accident happened late Monday afternoon when a semi-trailer truck struck the minivan at an intersection, ejecting the driver of the van onto the pavement. The minivan then came to rest on top of him, Fire Battalion Chief Rand Banker told WBBM-TV, Chicago.
The passersby had hoisted the wreckage off of the unidentified man by the time fire and rescue crews arrived, the report said.
There were no other injuries in the crash. The victim was airlifted to the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
Copyright 2006 by United Press International
Source: ArcaMax – Weird News, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44