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I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia

Monday’s Rewind Foreword – This is the first in a series of posts that I originally posted in early 2014. These are stories about my growing up in Virginia on a farm. It will cover roughly 20 years–maybe more. I … Continue reading

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A Modest (Book) Proposal

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia Growing up on the farm, probably in high school, I made a large, poster sized map of the farm. The basic map was a topographical map, showing elevations, roads, symbols for … Continue reading

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My Mother: Part 3 – Surviving Hurricane Hazel (With Emphasis on “Trees”!)

Hurricane Hazel was the deadliest and costliest hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm killed as many as 1,000 people in Haiti before striking the United States near the border between North and South Carolina, as a Category … Continue reading

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A Shotgun Hole in the Corn Crib Roof

Or, An Example of Learning Good Judgment from Bad Judgment In 1957, my father was appointed postmaster of Lanexa, Virginia, the post office that served the farm. Up until this time, my father had worked the farm, including a modest, … Continue reading

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I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia

The Setting – Moyseneck Farm © Jeff Richmond The Farm was the perfect place for me to grow up. It offered the best combination of freedom, responsibility, and inspiration for the youngster that I was and for the adult I … Continue reading

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