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‘Farm community’ kept her coming back

publication date: Jul 1, 2001
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When I was growing up my parents had “kiddie jobs” for us - jobs suitable for people of our size and ability. One of them was milking our Guernsey cow, Emma. Sometimes, as I sat with my head against her smelly side, in the dark shed after dinner, I thought to myself, “There is no one else in my whole school doing this right now.” I am sure I was right. Our farm was, and is, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. - my three siblings and I had an unusual childhood, for this area. Sometimes we felt lucky, and sometimes we didn’t.

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