Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickenfeathers, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. 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.'

  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Hey! I'm not poor after all...! That is really great.
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    SO VERY TRUE. Thanks for sharing!
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Good post. Makes me feel good.
  5. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    I knew I was rich now I have to convince the bank!
  6. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    If it is alright I may post this on my homesteaders group.

  7. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    well I think that is definatly true and I am poor but I am slowly getting richer behind my parents back. LOL

    MOM:more chicken are coming What?

    MOM: What? your Acres magazine prescription is under the buissness name Henry's Eggs

    MOM: you want a goat What?

    SHE is he best gardener though an we do have a big garden no goats for me but I think i can get bee's

  8. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007

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