The scene was a tiny country town in a remote section of West Texas.
An old rancher and his young wife were getting a divorce in the local court, but custody of the children was a problem.
The mother jumped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she had brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them.
The old rancher also wanted custody of the children.
The judge asked for his side of the story and, after a long moment of silence, the rancher slowly rose from his chair and said,
"Judge, when I puts a quart'r in a candy machine and a candy bar comes out, does it belong to me or the machine?"