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The people you meet
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Tom A    Posted 08-04-2002 at 03:29:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We answered an ad for two goats in milk for sale. I didn't know we needed more goats, but the wife told me we did. Called to arrange to see the goats, and couldn't quite place the accent of the young lady who answered the phone, but she was exceedingly polite and proper.

Visiting these folks was like stepping back at least 100 years in time. Turns out they were Russian Orthodox missionaries leaving after a 2 year 'mission' here in the U.S. They raised and grew their own food, seemed to make almost everything, and worked day jobs to support themselves. Even after 2 years, the young folks (hard to judge ages because of their old fashioned dress) were polite and hardworking.

Anyway, we spent several wonderful hours with them talking plants, animals and small farm stuff. They knew lots of "old world" solutions, the priest was a very knowldegable horticulturalist who seemed to know the latin name and growth needs for every plant under the sun.

I only wish I'd met them 2 years ago, as I suspect we'd have been fast friends.

Tom A

Redneck    Posted 08-04-2002 at 09:15:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
World could get along fine if you got rid of most politicians,lawyers and war mongers.Their greed affects the rest of us.

Those sounded like folks you would want for neighbors.

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