Just how important is one vote?  Consider the following:

• In 1645 - One vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England.

• In 1649 - One vote caused Charles I of England to be executed.

• In 1846 - One vote brought Texas into the Union.

• In 1868 - One vote saved President Andrew Jackson from impeachment.

• In 1876 - One vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the Presidency of the United States.

• In 1876 - One vote changed France from a Monarchy to a Republic.

• In 1923 - One vote gave Adolph Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party.



Last year, when the power mower was broken and wouldn't run, I kept hinting to my husband that he ought to get it fixed, but somehow the message never sank in. Finally I thought of a clever way to make the point.

When my husband arrived home that day, he found me seated in the tallgrass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors.    

He watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. He was gone only a few moments when he came out again. He handed me a toothbrush.

"When you finish cutting the grass," he said, "you might as well sweep the sidewalks."

The doctors say he will probably live, but it will be quite awhile before the casts come off.



A man receives a call from his credit card company, telling him, "Sir, we have detected an unusual pattern of spending on your card, and we are calling to see if everything is alright."

"Yes," replied the man. "My card was stolen over a month ago."

"Why didn't you report your card as stolen?" asked the card company representative.

The man replied, "Well, whoever stole my card is spending a lot less than my wife."



Four All Who Reed and Right, Reed On:

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox isn't oxes but oxen.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese yet the plural of moose never should be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.