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Henry Ford's Offhand Way

Speaking of Henry Ford's purchase of a million dollars' worth of city bonds, Controller Engel said; 'He talked about buying those bonds exactly as I would talk about buying a sack of peanuts.' — News item.


There may be some of us who'd stop and scratch our heads awhile
Before we'd spend a million of our hardearned little pile;
And some of us perhaps might want to ponder on the deal,
To see the goods before we'd buy, to know that they were real,
I'm sure that I should hesitate and count once more my hoard
Before I'd write a check like that, but not so Henry Ford.
He merely yawned and stretched a bit, and then said : 'By the way,

A million dollars' worth of bonds, I guess, will do today.'
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