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Walking to Susie’s (Age 4)

I grew up in a simpler time and in a simpler place. By now, if you have followed my “I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia” series, you know I was an only child, living with my parents on … Continue reading

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Fishing on the Farm Part 1 – The One that Did not Get Away

As I have mentioned before, growing up on the farm, I was spoiled—I just did not know it. We were surrounded by water—the Chickahominy River on one side and Diascund Creek on the other, and a ten-acre pond right in … Continue reading

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Jamestowne, Virginia Part 2 – John Smith’s Role

Introduction The record of Jamestowne has been greatly expanded over the past two decades and much more is now understood about the lives of these early settlers. John Smith was probably the single most influential individual in the survival of … 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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My Mother: Florence Lois Rice Richmond (or How I Learned to Cuss)

Part 1 – The Early Farm Years, or How I learned to Cuss Introduction – This is the first of a series of essays about my mother, a major influence in my life. This series, which will be added to … 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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