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Thread: What Comes Around Goes Around......true story!

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    What Comes Around Goes Around......true story!

    His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools
    and ran to the bog.

    There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

    The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

    'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'

    No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
    'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked.
    'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly.
    'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.

    Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

    Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

    What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

    The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill .. His son's name?
    Sir Winston Churchill.

    Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
    I quilt, therefore I am.

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    What a good story. Thank you for sharing.

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    interesting story, this bit of information may help me in a trivia contest one of these days.
    Sir Winston found himself in many "situations" throughout his life with various people coming to his rescue .... We have this Scotsman to thank for that!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Good one! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for sharing! That was very interesting.

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    AWESOME! Great story..thanks for sharing!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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    Great story thanks
    Juliebelle

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    Good one with a great lesson. Thanks.

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    Hate to burst the bubble but this story has been circulating for years and is total fiction there are several sites that show this story is definitely not true the main one being www.winstonchurchill.org

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    Snopes.com also says it's a good story but not true.

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    Ain't it the truth? What goes around surley does come back with a big splat on us. That is IF we are mean. It also comes back to us a blessings when we are good. Loved the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz View Post
    Snopes.com also says it's a good story but not true.
    I got an email from someone earlier in 2012 and it said that Snopes is not always right.They gave examples that I can't remember.Sorry.
    Stitching is Meditation in Motion

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    I sure can see Gods hand in this. Just think about how one act saved so many!

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