We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
There was once a country boy who hated using the outhouse
because it was hot in the summer and freezing in the winter...plus it stank all
the time. The outhouse was situated on the bank of a creek and the boy
determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the creek. So one day
after a spring rain the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was
the day to push the outhouse into the creek. He got a large stick and started
pushing. Finally, the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away.
That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper.
Knowing this meant a spanking, the little boy asked why. The dad replied,
"Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it,
son?" The boy answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, "Dad,
I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and
didn't get into trouble because he told the truth." The dad replied, "Well, son, George
Washington's father wasn't in that cherry tree."
Adena Mansion & Gardens Visit the 1807 hilltop home of Thomas Worthington, sixth governor of Ohio and one of Ohio's first United States senators.