Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Farm Report: January, 1941

A detailed record was kept by Dad  every year that he farmed.  I have the originals of these books beginning in 1923.  They are precious for their historical value and the detailed portrayal of  Dad’s character, willingness to work and … Continue reading

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Letters from our Grandfather

Palle Lauring has a two-page discussion in A History of Denmark (David Hohnen, Host & Son, Copenhagen, 1960) in which he analyzes the historical reluctance of Danes to spend materiel, men or money in the interest of a constant state of military defense. This missing piece in … Continue reading

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Blank Places On The Map

  Old barns and all sorts of mailboxes were landmarks for us throughout short grass prairie country in our young years.  In the 1950s, a barn that looked like this one by Sunday morning became one of those landmarks after … Continue reading

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Haystacks and Hay Racks

Our hay wasn’t seriously good hay.  We knew by our early teens that real hay fields, like those in southern Montana, would easily put our hay to shame; but it was the only hay we had and when someone said, … Continue reading

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Going to the Drug Store

Dropping in unexpectedly on a neighbor or relative or Someone Who Lived In Town could be done in a dozen different ways and for a dozen different reasons. It was just a fun time of dropping-in-for-coffee when I would get … Continue reading

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