Many years ago there lived a poor country farmer whose name was Eli. He had a wife Emmy and four children. One day, in the week before Labor Day, Eli won $480,000 in the lottery. What a lucky man he was, wasn’t he?
He decided to pamper himself and rejoice his family and took them to see the Labor Day parade in New York.
They booked into the Sheraton International Hotel that was at the corner of Park Circle and Central Park North. They had never been further than their local town, Benton in Arkansas and so were bowled over by luster and magnificence of the "Big Apple".
Eli and his son Clem were particularly fascinated by a shiny box with silver walls. Never before they had met with doors that could move apart, and then automatically come back together again. Neither had they seen an elevator before. So, they were greatly astonished when a little old lady entered the shiny box and the door closed. The lights outside on the wall flashed for a minute, and then the doors opened and a beautiful young woman came out.
Eli turned to his son Clem and said, 'Sonny, go get your mother.'