Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Chris Judd

Enjoy the ride by Chris Judd

When I was a kid on the farm, my grandfather never drove a car but my dad did. Every Sunday afternoon, we went for a drive. It was always down a road with the best crops, the neatest farms, those who used the newest ways of making hay, experimented with new crops and - of course - had the best dairy cows.
Sometimes it took us to experimental farms, visits to a farm leader, and always along parkways where houses, farms and properties were real showplaces. I enjoyed the stops for a nice meal or even an ice cream stop.
In the late 1950s the TV came along and hockey and boxing were neat to watch, but watching TV wasn’t near as educational or as good a pastime as seeing new ideas to maybe try on the farm as we saw on the Sunday drive.
You very seldom got to meet the stars who were on TV. Almost every Sunday drive got us introduced to a leader in the farm community somewhere.

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