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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 13, 2006
"There are no great men/women of God. There is merely a great God that uses men/women in a great way."
Submitted by nickath
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
On Wednesday, November 23, 1994, a couple named Sandy and Theresa boarded TWA flight 265 in New York bound for Orlando to visit Disney World. Theresa was almost seven months pregnant. Thirty minutes into the flight, Theresa doubled over in pain. Flight attendants announced that they needed a doctor, and a Long Island internist volunteered. Theresa soon gave birth to a boy. But the baby was in trouble. The umbilical cord was wrapped tightly around his neck, and he wasn't breathing. His face was blue.
Two paramedics rushed forward to help, one of whom specialized in infant respiratory procedures. He asked if anyone had a straw, which he wanted to use to suction fluid from the baby's lungs. The plane did not stock straws, but the flight attendant remembered having a straw left over from a juice box she had brought on board the plane.
The paramedic inserted the straw in the baby's lungs as the internist administered CPR. The internist asked for something he could use to tie off the umbilical cord. A passenger offered a shoelace.
Four minutes of terror passed. Then the little baby whimpered. Soon the crew was able to joyfully announce that it was a healthy baby boy, and everyone on board cheered and clapped. The parents gave the little boy the name Matthew. Matthew means "God sent." The people on board the plane "were all Godsends," the father said. God met the need through people who gave what they had and did what they could.
By John C. Freedman
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
All I Need To Know About Birthdays I Learned From My Cat
Be finicky. They will try harder to please you.
Give attitude. Get attention
Never tell your age.
If you get bored at your party, just curl up for a nap.
Don?t stress out over your first gray whisker.
Paws and reflect on what life has given you.
Take the day off and lie in the sun.
Toy with your presents before you tear them open.
Spend some quality time in the litter box.
Don?t let anything or anyone put you out.
And remember, curiosity might kill you, but birthdays won?t.
Submitted by Alice Bryan
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A guy walks into a talent agency with a dog, and says "I've got a great act...my dog can actually talk."
"Surrrre he can," replies the talent agent, "prove it."
So the fellow asks the dog, "What is on top of a building?" "Roof, roof!" the dog replies. "What does sandpaper feel like?" "Rough, rough!" the dog replies. The talent agent starts to get impatient as the man asks his dog, "Who was the greatest baseball player of all time?" "Ruth, Ruth!" says the dog.
Instantly the talent agent throws open the door, and throws the pair out of his office.
After a few seconds, the dog looks up at his master and says, "Should I have said DiMaggio?"
The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough coated, dough faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."