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Celebrate occasions with photographs

Thursday, April 21, 2005

This past weekend was a big event, and a memorable one, for certain.
The parents of my good friend Cindy celebrated 50 years of marriage, and there was a party big enough to mark it.

It’s a wash

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Ancient people cleaned their clothes by pounding them on rocks or rubbing them with abrasive sands and washing the dirt away in local streams.

Don’t know much about ag econ?

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Had I known my professional life would center on chronicling the takeover of global ag business by global ag business, I would have listened more closely to Professor Lyle P.

Book Sale Banter

Thursday, April 14, 2005

“Should we rent the marquee at the cinema or a lettered sign on a trailer?”
“Let’s compare prices.”
Later, after we checked, “The marquee is almost a hundred dollars for one week.

The right words can change world

Thursday, April 14, 2005

My son, Cort, has become friends with a girl who is visiting here from Japan this school year.
He told us that he is teaching her fun English slang words, and she is enjoying every minute of it.

Time flies along with fly balls

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?
Since daylight-saving time began anew last weekend, I can’t say that I do.

Don’t bury your head in manure pit

Thursday, April 7, 2005

It’s 10 o’clock. Do you know where your manure is?
Whether you own one horse or 500 Holsteins, it is your job to move, handle, store and manage manure responsibly.

Wicked Ways and the Short Sheet Sisters

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Our high school band enjoyed a chartered bus trip to Toronto in March. My senior, Jo, was included, although she’s not part of the band but has several friends who are.

A single life could change the world

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Just a week ago, we had the joy of welcoming a young couple with a sweet little baby to our home.
As I was making a fuss over the baby, the young mother told me my optimism and enthusiasm was exactly what she needed to hear.

TV, or not TV? That’s the question

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Am I mistaken, or wasn’t watching too much television once considered to be a bad idea?
Didn’t people lie about how much time they spent watching Dallas?
Can we not recall that once there was a golden time in America when “couch potato” was an insult?
Now? I’m ashamed to be among decent people because I have nothing to say about Survivor.

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