|Posted by jameshillgoats on May 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM|
As we shared with our readers, my mother recently passed away. I have spent a good bit of time cleaning and going through my childhood home, and a lifetime's worth of belongings. Old photos of my parents when they were young and eager to make their mark in life...the platter that served the Thanksgiving turkey...my father's old hunting clothes. A multitude of items with little or no monetary value, but a treasure trove of memories.
Many of those memories are of days spent gardening and farming, both at my parents and my grandparents households. Days that involved hard work and "sweat equity", but taught me some of life's most important lessons. Patience. Determination. Resiliance. Compassion. Respect. Responsibility. All there, hiding between the rows in the garden and behind the door of the barn.
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