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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Poor People? How True!

Submitted by Sue Zilverberg

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. 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 live?' the father asked. 'Oh yeah,' said the son.'So, tell me, 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.'
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.
Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!
'Life is too short and friends are too few.'

Publisher's New Look Gets Raves

Ever since purchasing an African scarf at the DWU Holiday Showcase, Jerry Hinkle has never let it out of his sight . If you paid $30 for a scarf, you'd keep an eye on it too, eh! The scarf has been noticed quite a bit too! Then on Tuesday, Amy Price presented him with the $10 matching hat. When Jerry walked into his World History final wearing both the hat and scarf, all the students stopped studying long enough to give him the "thumbs up" on it and ask him where he got his new winter garb. He was all too happy to refer them to Amy. All of us here at the Holabird Advocate wonder if she'll have the time to fill all the orders that may come her way.

On the way home yesterday, when Jerry went to the Grand Opening of the new Godfather's Pizza Express by the mall, his hat and scarf got noticed by the Godfather himself. That's quite a Combo ya got there!" he said, "You're really stylin'!". The Godfather even gave him a coffee cup, frost scraper, a lottery ticket (a loser, but it was free), and an autographed picture of himself. Jerry felt like royalty. it was a good day to be him.
Back to Solvency
After having his credit card rejected at Walmart, Jerry Hinkle paid the bill. All $500 of it. Thank God and Pizza Hut, he could do that. Today, after checking the balance, he saw that he was in the clear, so he paid the Internet bill as well. By the way, Bub, Christmas is coming, so easy does it now!

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