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There's a story told about an elderly lady in Arkansas. The state voted
to increase welfare payments to indigents. Hoping for a tear-jerker
story, a television interviewer went into the back hills where many
welfare recipients lived.

The old woman he chose to interview lived in a one-room shack: drafty in
winter; stifling in summer. Her bed was a few rough planks nailed
together, with a pine-needle mattress. A couple thin blankets, and a
fireplace, did little to protect her from the cold.

Her furniture, a table and two chairs, were fashioned from the same
rough wood as her bed. Some shelves held a few cans of food from the
general store, a three mile walk down the road. Several jars of
preserves and a few squash completed her larder.

She had no fridge or freezer. The fireplace provided heat for cooking.
With no phone or television her only connection with the outside world
was an old radio that pulled in two or three local stations on a good
day.

The old woman had one convenience, running water. A crystal clear stream
gurgled a short distance behind her home.

A small garden near her back door provided fresh vegetables during the
summer, and some squash and turnips for the winter. A tidy flower garden
brightened the front of her house.

The television crew arrived and set up their big expensive cameras.
Their mobile station broadcast pictures of the woman and the place she
called home.

Eventually the interviewer asked the old woman, "If the government gave
you $200 more each month, what would you do with it?"

Without hesitation the woman replied, "I'd give it to the poor."

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She is the type of person America on which America was built.
 

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as i am now in the ozarks,i have another hillbilly story to share.i heard it was a true story,also about an elderly lady....here goes

there was an elderly lady from northern arkansas,who had grown up her entire life in the ozarks and had NEVER been away from home.with her kids grown and out on their own they decided to invite mom and grandma to Las Vegas for a family vacation.
she was having so much fun at the slot machines,when the families wanted to go back to their motel rooms,grandma wanted to stay and play some more.
soon she found herself alone at 3:00 am,,and decided she better go to her room.

now,a little scared and nervous she waited for an empty elevator door to open and after entering, closed the door,,,,but ,,,at the last minute,an arm came in,and it opened again.

AND in entered 4 large black men.(she was becoming more scared)
when one said "hit the foe" with his accent,meaning hit the four!!

SHE HIT THE FLOOR--on her belly--arms spread..

the black guys appologized and escorted her back to her room!!
the next morning was a knock on her door,and a dozen roses were sent to her with a hundred dollar bill attached to each one.

the note said,thank -you for the best laugh of my life,,,,

signed----EDDY MURPHY


it seems she had bumped into eddy on her first vacation from home.with his body guards----
 

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