An elderly woman lived on a small farm in Colorado, just yards away from the New Mexico border.
Their land had been the subject of a minor dispute between the two states for years. The widowed woman lived on the farm with her son and three grandchildren.
One day, her son came into her room holding a letter. “I just got some news, Mom,” he said. “The government has come to an agreement with the people in New Mexico. They’ve decided that our land is really part of New Mexico. We have the right to approve or disapprove of the agreement. What do you think?”
“What do I think?” his mother said. “Sign it! Call them right now and tell them we accept! I don’t think I can stand another Colorado winter!”