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Debby, I don’t know where you got that from but here’s the original:
Wonder Horse. The name alone evoked awe. The horse that was famous far and wide for his stunts and tricks was not called Wonder Horse for naught. There was no other like him. However, the owner of the Wonder Horse realized that the horse was getting old. He decided that it would be prudent to sell the horse before it died, this way ensuring himself a tidy profit. Unfortunately, not many people were able to afford the exorbitant price he was charging for it.
The Wonder Horse
horse, his Wonder Horse, lay motionless. His brain refused to comprehend what his eyes saw. He ran back to bed, certain that he was having a bad dream.
Early the next morning, he once again hurried out to the stable. When he saw his dead Wonder Horse he realized that his dream last night was not a dream. He began pacing back and forth, desperate for a way to at least recoup his losses. It took a few hours, but he eventually hit upon a brilliant plan. He ran inside, picked up the phone, and dialed the local daily newspaper. The next morning, he looked at the front page of the newspaper. He was certain that no one would miss the piece about the raffle for the Wonder Horse.
He got there exactly on time. The wealthy man walked together with the young man to the stable. They entered the stall and the young man saw the horse for the first time. He looked questioningly at the wealthy man.
The wealthy man looked back at him. Then he non-chalantly pulled a ten-dollar bill out of his pocket, handed it to the young man, turned around and walked out of the stable.
anon- Here’s my first guess although I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s not the correct answer: the spies in the times of Yehoshua?
yros – Good boys, good learners. I think others have mentioned Springfield and Fallsburg in this thread. Stein’s is not as yeshivish as those. Great yeshiva!
Shindy- I can tell that you’re a good mother.
Brooklyn- I’m not saying that I’m pro no-ed. However, I wouldn’t attribute it to laziness. I don’t believe that most eighth graders make their own decision where they’re going for high school. They may be included in the decision that is made by the parents. I’m not sure that I’m being clear. What I mean to say is that parents might say to a child- this is what kind of school we decided you are going to, do you have a preference of School A or School B, both of which fall into the same category.
My kids teach me these things from texting. JK = just kidding
Has anyone ever been to the zoo in Philadelphia? I’ve heard that it’s beautiful.
Mr. Schwab, you are correct. I am not a MIL.
I just heard this line and appreciated it:
“Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.”
Is there an organization that assists in rehabilitation? or guides people where to go for help?
squeak- Not funny:(
noitallmr- Is that “The Easy Way to Quit Smoking?” I think I heard my 20 and 22 year old brothers talking about it recently, (although they both said they’re not reading it right now because they’re not ready to quit yet, hashem yishmor.)
Is it possible that we’re defeating the original purpose of this thread?
Xerox- I googled James Naismith and here’s what I found:
“James Naismith invented basketball as a sport to play indoors during the cold Massachusetts winters.”
Biography of Canadian James Naismith who invented basketball.
By Mary Bellis, About.com
The structure collapsed. Was it a bridge?
Does anyone know what happened to teenager? She hasn’t been around for a while. I hope everything’s ok.December 18, 2008 4:33 am at 4:33 am in reply to: Please Share Recommendations For Children’s Fiction #670126
Mod 72, 86, or whatever number you are- Can you please correct my previous post? I wrote this author and I meant to write these authors. Thanks;)
doneDecember 18, 2008 4:10 am at 4:10 am in reply to: Please Share Recommendations For Children’s Fiction #670124
ICOT- All of William Steig’s books are fantastic. So are Kevin Henkes and Patricia Polacco. Some of the best picture books are written by these author.
My niece was texting her chassan while driving…. baruch hashem she was not hurt. After seeing the pictures of her car, I know it’s a miracle that she survived.
Does anyone know anything about Newman’s in Lakewood?
I think basketball was originally invented as a winter sport, being that it can be played indoors. BYM and xerox-is that correct?
How about texting while driving?
brooklyn- It’s 5,280 feet in a mile.
Brooklyn- good line
argueDecember 17, 2008 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm in reply to: Wait for The Guy Behind You to Finish Shemona Esrei #950433
I was at a bris this week. I was blown away by the amount of talking in the shul! I would never have believed it possible if I hadn’t heard it myself. Shocking!
Do you mean a word that does NOT have a rhyme?
Mrs. B- I put in a very tiny bit. Otherwise….
Torahis1- I’m not really sure what you meant to say. It would seem that your post came across differently than you intended, as that would likely be impossible to say on THIS thread.
ICOT- I’m sorry if my earlier post wasn’t clear. I meant that this was my way of remembering this piece of info, not that this was the reason Texas is called the lone star state. And don’t worry, I’m really not offended:)
Texas? I once heard that and in my mind I was thinking of the LONE star state.
ICOT- are you making fun of me?
Yankdownunder- I recently started putting in cayenne pepper. It’s been a big hit!
Asdf… You are correct!!
2. Truman and Van Buren? I think Nixon was also VP.
Joseph- the longest one I came up with is arduousness. But that’s only 11 letters.
Zimby- you sound like my kids! I make dough to make cookies and for some odd reason, when I’m finished baking, there are never as many cookies as there used to be.
Who was the first president to use a telephone in the White House?
Who was the first president to use electricity in the White House?
I can’t think of anything right now. (Ok, I admit. I might be experiencing a “senior moment” here.)
asdf… and brooklyn- any more “random questions?” I was liking this thread.December 17, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am in reply to: Please Share Recommendations For Children’s Fiction #670116
notpashut- Is that fiction or do you mean fantasy?December 15, 2008 2:05 am at 2:05 am in reply to: Please Share Recommendations For Children’s Fiction #670080
Picture books: Chrysantemum, Mop Top, Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, The Mitten
Grades 2-4: Nate the Great series, Cam Jansen series, Amelia Bedelia books
Grades 4-6: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, books by Andrew Clements,December 15, 2008 1:22 am at 1:22 am in reply to: Please Share Recommendations For Children’s Fiction #670077
Are you talking about picture books or chapter books?
Brooklyn- I’ve been around for a while “collecting” odds n ends of info.
Asd….- If you think I have time for that, hope you have another think coming real soon. But I believe I still know most of them.
Henry Hudson paid $25 or I think the equivalent was 60 in Dutch currency.
Mchemtob-Thanks for the number.
This question is for my son! It’s Obama. I think when his mother (Ann Dunham?) remarried Soetoro, they moved to Jakarta (Indonesia?) for a few years where he was known as Barry Soetoro.
Do you have a number to this project? I am interested in finding out more about this. Thanks
Teenager, being that you’ve been through it yourself, would you be able to share with us what it was that got you headed in the right direction? This is a way too common occurrence and it’s people like you, who’ve been through it, who know what works.
Don’t let this thread fall away, as it is unfortunately a very relevant, malevolent, and prevalent topic.