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By Helen DePuydt
Saco Stories 

Philosophy of Life


September 20, 2017

The Philosophy of Life...Don’t have one?

Everyone has a philosophy. For example, the one that says, “That’s yours but I will take it.” That’s going on all over the world. Most likely you have encountered that; I certainly have. It happened 40 years ago, but I remember it as vividly as yesterday.

My husband announced one morning that all of our 20-plus chicken friers were GONE! The door was closed so they hadn’t flown the coop. Nope, no fried chicken for our large family nor did the thieves invite us to dinner of our chickens! No siree ... oh yes, it went on.

It saddened me the most, not the ornate cuckoo clock, nor the antique toaster, the kerosene lamps, but the hand-carved little wooden crutches, made especially for me by my oldest brother when I was 5 years old as I had broken my leg ... so if you happened to see these, you now know their origin.

Then there is the “Philosophy of the Good Samaritan.” He stopped whatever he intended to do in order to assist the man along the side of the road. The rest of the story, of course, is in the Bible.

Helen DePuydt is a regular contributor to the Courier and a member of a homesteading family in the Saco area. All of her stories are true.


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