Monthly Archives: October 2011

Living in Potato Country

Since the farms around Carey, Idaho grow potatoes, and harvesting took a lot of labor, school always closed for 2 weeks in the fall so the kids could pick potatoes. As mentioned on other blog posts I started school in … Continue reading

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Great Times In Benton City

We lived in Benton City, Washington while Dad worked on the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. I think I was in the 3rd grade then. We rented a house on several acres of land. Dad had an arrangement with … Continue reading

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I Cut My Beard Off

I cut my beard off last week. I have had it for about 12 years and I just thought maybe I would like not having it. When Chris came home I was interested to see how long it would take … Continue reading

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Global Warming

Years ago when I first heard about global warming my first reaction was: Okay. Good. Maybe this will get the attention of the people and they will stop polluting the air and the water with chemicals from industrial waste. Then … Continue reading

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Grade School Memories

I started school, when I was 5, in Carey, Idaho. Since my birthday is in October I jumped the gun a little. There was no kindergarten in that area then so I began my education in the first grade. I … Continue reading

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Send A Boy To Do A Man’s Job

While we lived on the farm near Carey, Idaho. Dad developed hyper thyroid decease which caused him to gradually loose weight and he visited several doctors before they diagnosed his problem. The cure was to surgically remove his thyroid gland, … Continue reading

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Get Too Close To A Fire And One Can Get Burned

At age 5 or 6, while I was in Carey, Idaho, living on the farm, some older kids next door built a fire in the wild land up near the cemetery. I think they were roasting potatoes for a treat … Continue reading

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Developing Better Communications

Tin can telephones One day while exploring Dad’s tool shed on the farm in Carey, I found an electrical transformer. It weighed several pounds and contained a large coil of copper wire. If you know about transformers you know that … Continue reading

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Going Hunting With Dad

Above the irrigation ditch on our farm was a rocky area of unimproved land. In these rocks lived rodents we called rock chucks. Larger than rabbits, they were pests because they would come down into our field of wheat for … Continue reading

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