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Number of E-mails: 3, enjoy!

Our first e-mail is from:  jiwebb@na.cokecce.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 7:25 AM
Subject: How to stay safe in the world today
> 1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all  fatal accidents.>
> 2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home.
> 3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents
occur  to pedestrians.
> 4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents
> involve these forms of transportation.
> 5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals. Above all
> else, avoid hospitals.
> You will be pleased to learn that only 001% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are usually related to previous physical  disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at  any given point in time is at church!
> Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is
 even less.
> FOR SAFETY'S SAKE - Attend church and read your Bible ... IT COULD SAVE  YOUR LIFE !


Our second e-mail is From: <jiwebb@na.cokecce.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 7:21 AM
Subject: Fw: the 23rd psalm - explained
> This is an eye opener ~ probably we never thought about it nor looked at  this Psalm in this way, even though we say it over and over again.
> ********************************
> The Lord is my Shepherd -----
That's Relationship!
> I shall not want -----
That's Supply!
> He maketh me to lie down in green pastures ----
That's Rest!
> He leadeth me beside the still waters -----
That's Refreshment!
> He restoreth my soul -----
That's Healing!
> He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness -----
That's Guidance!
> For His name sake -----
That's Purpose!
> Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
> -----------
That's Testing!
> I will fear no evil -----
That's Protection!
> For Thou art with me -----
That's Faithfulness!!
> Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me -----
That's Discipline!
> Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies
> -----
That's Hope!
> Thou annointest my head with oil ----- That's Consecration!
> My cup runneth over -----
That's Abundance!
> Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
> ----
That's Blessing!
> And I will dwell in the house of the Lord -----
That's Security!
> Forever -----
That's Eternity!

From: "Scott Reynolds" <sreynolds@scottsboro.org>
To:  "Rob Carlile"
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 12:07 AM
Subject: Fw: History Lesson
 The next time you're washing your hands and complain because the water
 temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
 Here are some facts about the 1500s:
 Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May  and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to
smell  so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the  custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of  a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of  the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women, and  finally the children -- last of all the babies. By then the water was so  dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw  the baby out with the bath water."

 Houses had thatched roofs (thick straw piled high), with no wood
underneath.  It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and  other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became  slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence  the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."

 There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house, which posed
a  real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could really mess  up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over  the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into  existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence
 the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get
slippery  in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help  keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they kept adding more thresh  until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece  of wood was placed in the entranceway. Hence the saying a "thresh hold."

 In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that
always  hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and  added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much  meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to  get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes the stew had  food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, "Peas
 porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."

 Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When  visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a  sign of wealth that a man "could bring home the bacon." They would cut off a  little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat."

 Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content  caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning and  death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or  so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

 Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the  loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "upper crust."

 Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would
sometimes  knock them out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the  kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and  eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of  holding a "wake."

 England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places
 to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a  "bone-house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out 5 of  coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized  they had been burying people alive. So they thought they would tie a string  on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the  ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard  all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone  could be "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer."

And that's the truth......Now, whoever said that History was boring!
 Educate someone...Share these facts with a family and friend...


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