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Old 06-26-2003, 03:42 AM
william rogers william rogers is offline
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In the first half of the last century something like 70 percent of the people in this country lived on small farms. A great deal of them learned to repair their own equiptment, build their own houses etc. I caught the last of the family farm culture growing up in farm country in centeral Ohio in the fifties, working on the neighbors farms I learned to weld, and to do general repair on every thing from cars to corn pickers.
I'm not sure of the exact percentage of people living on family farms now but it is very low.I think we all lost a great learning feild as well
as the spirt of those hard working independant people when we lost our family farms to the hudge corperate farms of today.........
William Rogers........
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