As we close out the year, it is interesting to look back on what life was like 100 years ago.
In the year 1904, according to an interesting fact sheet, the average life expectancy in the United States was 47 years.
I could do the obvious joke about how my New Year’s resolution is to quit procrastinating tomorrow.
Or I could circulate one of those “Top 10 New Year’s resolutions” joke lists that clog up the Internet incessantly and get forwarded to you by everyone you even remotely know (with explicit instruction to forward to 10 friends immediately or you will have horrible luck and probably die).
There is no shortage of American grain; current cash prices prove it.
Corn is marking time at $2, wheat hangs just above $3 and soybeans, at $5.
As we arrive at the end of this year 2004, I look back at our reflections on 90 years of Farm and Dairy.
Reading this Christmas book of personal stories collected by President Carter prompted many memories shared by my father over the years.
On the 13th day of Christmas my true love gave to me a completely unexpected gift and I had nothing in return.
I crawled under the covers and hoped Keith would ignore the ice cube toes I inched closer to his leg.
(Author’s note: The following column was first published the week of Christmas 1994. Now, by tradition, it returns.
Here we are in the midst of our holidays; our usual “to do” lists can nearly double during this season.
It has been said that much can be determined about the character of a man by studying the way he treats animals.