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Baroness of TisaWee Farm
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I read it a long time ago, thought it was cute, and then forgot about it. Now I need it again. Does any one remember the "story" about a well-to-do man that took his son to a very poor area of the country just so he could see how well-to-do they were, and the son reported back that he finally understood.

He has a yard to play in and all the latest toys, but these "poor" kids had the whole outdoors and all their neighbors.
He had a dog, but these "poor" kids had dozens of cows and pigs and chickens to play with.
He had a nice dinner, but these "poor" kids had all kinds of healthy food that they grew.
He told his father that he finally realized how poor he was.

Or something like that. Any clues??????
 
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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."
 

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Baroness of TisaWee Farm
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That's it!!!!!!!! Exactly! Thanks so much.... I knew that SOMEONE here would know what I was talking about. :)
 
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