“Old Bill” Suggests—
It was a poor vaudeville performance that we were watching between trains and the performers almost as bored as the scanty audience. Then in came a little old-fashioned farmer and his wife, to whom the jokes were all new and the second rate stunts the most sensational sights of the winter.
That old couple down in front were happy and sincere. They beamed with joy, applauded vociferously. The actors gradually caught the spark and began to throw a genuine vigor and zest into hackneyed lines. This rebounded to the rest of the audience. In half an hour the performance was sparkling, the applause thunderous. Folks going out talked about what a good time they had.
Appreciation of others, like money invested, pays dividends to many others besides those benefited by its direct ownership.