Over the hedge: What kind of pool is that?

A young boy is about to learn his first lesson on real estate.

Some time ago I was talking with a friend about an old property that I was thinking of buying. Right after I mentioned that it had a cesspool, I told her the county's assessment of the property's value.

Later, when we returned home, my seemingly puzzled young son asked, "What's an assessment pool?"

Ruth Burke

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San Simon, Ariz.

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