28 Mar 2013


One day, Angela looked at my tie and said, “It is stained. You should wear a napkin at meals.”

“Daddy is a baby! Daddy is a baby!” Angelina chanted.

I told them a story.

Once upon a time, a famous painter always wore a napkin when he was drawing pictures. With time, the napkin was stained with every color.

One day, he was summoned by the king. It was not until he had reached the court when he realized he was still wearing the napkin.

“What is that thing on your neck?” the king asked.

Without pausing a second, the painter answered, “This is a tie, your majesty. I wear it for decoration.”

The king was very pleased and asked the painter to paint a tie for him.

This marked the birth of ties.

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