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Don’t Be Patty The Milkmaid

Don’t Be Patty The Milkmaid

A wonderful reminder today from Mr. Aesop:

Patty, the Milkmaid went to market with her milk in a pail and her head.

She began to calculate what she would do with the extra money she received for milk as she went.

“I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parson’s wife. With the money that I get from the sale of these eggs I’ll buy myself a new dimity frock and a chip hat; and when I go to market, won’t all the young men come up and speak to me! Polly Shaw will be that jealous; but I don’t care. I shall just look at her and toss my head like this.”

As she spoke, she threw her head back and the pail fell of it. All the milk was spilt.

Moral of the story (according Aesop). Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched.

Moral of the story (according J$) Don’t use money to impress others! You can use it to impress You Build a happy family life. (And then when you’re financially free, buy all the dimity frocks you’d like! ;))

All of you have a great Thanksgiving. Thank you for being here all these years. 🙏

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