Peach State says: Mema’s Chairs – This made me remember a story
A man and his wife had lived many happy years together on the farm, reared three girls and were beginning to talk about distribution of their belongings. At a Sunday dinner with the three girls and their husbands and kids, the topic came up about who wanted the four-poster bed that all three of the girls were born in. Although it was not really an argument, it was obvious that all three coveted the bed and no matter what someone’s feelings would be hurt. The day ended and all went home.
A few weeks later the entire family was again together for a family dinner and when it came time to leave, the dad asked all three girls to come to the barn with him. The girls assumed he had something quite important to tell them as this was a very unusual move for him. When they arrived in his most familiar place, he handed each of the girls a sack of sawdust and said, “He is the bed. I ground it into sawdust so each of you could have your share, for I’ll not have my family troubled by material things.”
And that was that.