Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Resources - Leaving things better than we found it

Excepts taken from "Just Thoughts of a Plain Country Woman"  by Lucile Ellingwood Morrow   January 8, 1948
 'The Man With The Hoe' Is The Hope of The World" is the title of a cartoon
showing a father leaning against his tractor, pointing out across a landscape of hills and valleys, and saying to his small son upon the tractor seat: "Son, these fields and forests my father gave me to care for and protect. Some day they will be yours. For those to come, we must leave it all better than we found it."

Note:  This cartoon must have been taken from "The Man With the Hoe" by French painter Millet.  I could not find the cartoon, but the painting and resulting poem by Edwin Markham are well known.  They both graphically illustrate the difficult life of a farmer.  Having a tractor would certainly have lighten "the man's" burden. 

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