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Perception of being poor..
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Duey (IA)    Posted 04-17-2002 at 14:56:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "It was great, Dad." "Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked. "Oh Yeah" said the son. "So what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered, "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."

With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are."

REDNECKMATT    Posted 04-18-2002 at 18:31:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's not a sin to be poor it just can be a bit inconvinent.

bob ny    Posted 04-17-2002 at 16:58:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
when i was younger our family were dairy farmers
and i dudn't know what rich meant i thought all
were equal

kraig WY    Posted 04-17-2002 at 15:53:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That was great Duey, thanks for sharing it with us. Course you do know someone is gonna reply and bite your head off.

I thought it was wonderful.........    Posted 04-17-2002 at 16:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
no comments from the peanut gallery please.

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