Archive for the ‘Wisdom’ Category

A thought for today

February 15, 2008

When I was young, this thought hung in a frame above the kitchen sink in our house for all to see and contemplate as they washed dishes or completed other duties there. I believe having it there accomplished the desired impact since Bill, Shirley Ann and I were all able to recall it when we were discussing it a recent phone conversation. It was one of Mother’s favorites and embodies her approach to life.

Keep the telephone of your mind forever transmitting thoughts of Love, Purity, Joy & Health; Then, when Disease, Sorrow, Lust or Hate, try to call you, they will always get the Busy Signal.

After awhile they will forget your number.

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Family Name: Attie

January 26, 2008

I have a question concerning the family name “Attie”. This name belonged to my great grandfather. True? It is also the middle name of my father. Where does this name come from? How many “Atties” are there in the family?

It is my understanding this family name is a derivative of “Atlas” and that Atlas means “long suffering”. Is that true? How many people named Atlas or Attie are there in the family tree?