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Word of the Week: Giving

Bit’s and Pieces magazine related a story about the American industrialist, Henry Ford, who was once asked to donate money for the construction of a new medical facility.

The billionaire pledged to donate $5,000. The next day the newspaper headline read, “Henry Ford contributes $50,000 to the local hospital.”

The irate Ford was on the phone immediately to complain to the fund-raiser that he had been misunderstood. The fund-raiser replied they would print a retraction in the paper the following day to read, “Henry Ford reduces his donation by $45,000.” Continue reading

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