We Salute the Farmers of Cornwall, Nebraska

When David lost his family farm, he and his father decided to save up their money for a shot at winning it back at auction. They did their best, but when they showed up at the auction to find more than 200 farmers in attendance, they began to lose hope.

And then something remarkable happened.

When David and his father placed their bid, they took a deep breath and hoped for the best. That is when something fascinating happened. Nobody else tried to put in a bid, and not one single person spoke up. Eventually, the auctioneer had to slam down the gavel and give them the winning bid.As it turns out, those 200 farmers did not attempt to bid because they wanted the family to get their land back again.

Holidays in Cornwall

Confucius once said, “Virtue never stands alone. It always has neighbors.” The farmers of Cornwall, Nebraska proved him right.

Read more at Holidays in Cornwall.

About the Author

Ben Butina, Ph.D.
Ben is the President and co-founder of the Ruist Association of America, Inc. and Friends from Afar, an English-speaking Ruist discussion group on Facebook. He's also the creator of Stone Chimes, a modern English adaptation of the Analects of Confucius.