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Friday, November 11, 2016

A Modern Fairy Tale

Once upon a time quite a few years ago in the town of my parents, a prince was travelling through on his way home to his neighbouring kingdom. It was very beautiful in this New England realm and many aristocrats  and famous people had been known to travel the roads just for the scenery.

The prince drove a splendid and expensive sports car even though the day was very cold and the roads were icy and the landscape snowy from a recent storm. A few miles down the road he came to the crossroads where he would turn right to cross the old gray covered bridge across the beautiful and picturesque Housatonic River en route to the border of his realm.

The lure of a powerful sports car tempted him to go faster over the icy and snow-packed road than he should have gone and suddenly  his car was skidding and spinning and flew up over the bank of snow on the side of the road and into a very deep snow drift. As this was a long time ago and well before mobile phone signals might even exist -- if they even do to this very day! The prince was well and truly stuck. Of course, it was also true that the prince was not wearing appropriate footwear either and it was going to be dark soon.

The prince tended to be a very lucky man -- and luck turned out to be with him that day. Farmer Bradley was on his way back home after a day pulling felled trees from where they had fallen across the road during the snow storm.  He was on his tractor and his tractor had chains and sand and other useful and necessary equipment for winter country life. Seeing the princely predicament and being a neighbourly and helpful sort, even at the worst of times, Farmer Bradley set about freeing the car from the snowdrift in no time at all.

The prince was very grateful, as one might imagine. And he tried to give the farmer a generous sum of money for his gracious help. But the farmer would take none of it because he believed that if you can help someone, that's what you do and money shouldn't come into it. The prince was surprised and slightly disappointed that he could not reward the man for his kindness and generosity of spirit.

Not long after the events described, Farmer Bradley had to go to the bank to pay his mortgage. When he got there the Manager called him into his office to tell him that his mortgage had been paid in full by the prince.

The prince's name was Donald Trump!

A true story -- with embellishments!

14 comments:

  1. I think this is a urban legend story, but Trump is capable of such a gesture. Brave of you to even post it in this time of attempted anarchy, over the audacity of common people to not vote the way the elite have determined is in their best interests.

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    1. I believe this story is true. I wrote the story because I was reminded of it by my husband and realized that there was a time many years ago before he became a television star, when he was looked upon in a different way. This would have probably happened nearly 40 years ago. Times change and people change.

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  2. What you can do as an amoral man who also is wealthy. His contempt of women is legend. My 14 year old granddaughter missed six months of school this past year. After two years of unmitigated bullying she was molested by a school mate, on a school outing. She spent half of the in a protected facility, where she could not kill herself. Her counselors are working hard to restore her self esteem. Wednesday at school was very difficult. It was as if most of the boys were issued a license to be loud, taunting bullies. To her credit, she came home angry and upset, but not in tears. The hatred that brought him to the presidency will bring this country down. White Anglo Saxon men are a minority in this country, but still have power over women and people of color. It must change.

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    1. Trumps seems to be a man who has no boundaries, who knows no limits. He has caused many people a great deal of pain and seems to enjoy inflicting humiliation on those who oppose him. And yet such is the duality of his nature that half those who voted can believe him to be the answer to the country's woes. Congressional Republicans may look happy now, but I doubt it will last for long. It's going to be a bumby ride...

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  3. Ah, a modern fairy tale, something we all want to believe.

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    1. It would seem that once upon a time has morphed into something a it different!

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  4. Like all fairy tales, this one is not true.

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  5. I am sure some people will live happily ever after, but not me. I am not an elitist, just a woman with daughters and a person who has met enough bullies in her life. In Trump's mind, I am sure he would call me a 1, if that.

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    1. Personally, I don't think he would know a 10 he he met one!

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  6. A nice gesture but it's easy to write a cheque when you're very wealthy.
    If he'd gone round and spent a week ploughing for the farmer I'd have been more impressed.
    Only time will tell how nice DT really is. There are too many stories suggesting he's rather nasty.

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    1. At the time the story took place there was an aura about him -- he was famous, but distant -- not the overwhelming character he is today. I don't have much faith that he will change his spots, but what choice is there but to give him the moment and the benefit of some doubt.

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  7. I think I am wondering how he knew who the farmer was and that he needed his mortgage paying and how he knew which bank it was.... although in fairy tales we don't have to bother about these things!

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  8. I have often wondered about that, too!

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