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Is It Mine?
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Is It Mine?

Lord Nuffield was born William Richard Morris in 1877 and is chiefly remembered as the founder of the highly successful British car company Morris Motors, which once manufactured half the cars sold in the UK.  William Morris was therefore an extremely wealthy man.  He was also a very modest and generous man who gave more than thirty million pounds away to charity.  This was an enormous sum (worth well over six hundred million in today’s terms), which was used to create advancements in both medicine and education.

As a benefactor, Lord Nuffield went to many functions at Oxford College and upon leaving one of the many college dinners, he asked the porter for his hat and coat then enquired, “How do you know it’s mine, Albert?”

The porter, Albert, promptly replied, “I don’t sir, but it’s the one you came with.”

 Morris Minor, UK, 1950
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