By Bruce Donehower

“Once upon a time… When did it happen? When did it not happen?… there lived a farmer who did pretty well for himself. He had land and money, and his neighbors gossiped and called him rich.

But despite all good fortune, he felt unhappy because he had no children with his wife.

Often when he went to town with the other farmers, the other farmers teased him and said mean things because they thought it was queer that he had no kids.”