Thursday, January 21, 2010

Estate Math

There's a ladybug living in our bathroom. I don't know it got into the house, or why it chose the bathroom, and I don't even *want* to know what it's feeding on in there, but every morning it's like our own little Spring surprise. Where's the ladybug today?

Speaking of searching for something (oh, wasn't that smooth?), consider making GoodSearch your defaults search engine. I know it's not Google - it's powered by Yahoo! in fact - but every time you search, you'll be donating money to your favorite charity.

Here's the way it works: advertisers give money to GoodSearch to put an ad on their search results page. GoodSearch then turns around and gives 50% of that money to the charity you designated right before you began your search. You can choose from thousands of non-profits already affiliated, or you can even designate your own school, church, or charity, as long as they are a not-for-profit organization.

They've also expanded to include a concept called "GoodShop" where you can purchase items online and anywhere from 3-30% of the purchase price is sent to your charity.


Mrs. Applebee, the sixth grade teacher, posed the following problem to her arithmetic class.

"Let us say a wealthy man passes away and leaves an estate worth ten million dollars. One-fifth is to go to his wife, one-fifth is to go to his son, one-sixth to his butler, and the rest goes to charity. Now, what does each one get?"

There was a lengthy silence in the classroom as the students pondered and diligently worked the math. Finally, Little Morris raises his hand.

"Yes, Morris," recognized the teacher, "what does each one get?"

With deep sincerity, Morris replies, "A lawyer!"

[Clean Cut Jokes via Ed Peacher's Laughter for a Saturday]


WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "But just as you excel in everything -- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us -- see that you also excel in this grace of giving." (2 Corinthians 8:7)


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