• This is a fine tribute to a man, and also a statement of what is/was so fine about his reliable consistent truthful passionate generation. American values we do well to be reminded of.

    May 21, 2018
  • Michael Stinson

    Your father would be pleased to hear such a sound, respectful homage to his life and the values he held prominent. He done good!

    And kudos to you for utilizing your talent as a writer to share his legacy.

    May 21, 2018
  • Peg Carpenter

    A wonderful tribute to your father! The farmers of that age were very special!

    May 21, 2018
  • Mary K Stillwell

    Thank you, Becky. My stepfather was a lot like your dad. He taught me a new way to be in the world and it sounds like your dad did too.

    May 21, 2018
  • Lin Brummels

    The description of your father pretty well describes my dad. He went to great trouble to create terraces, and farm with the contours of the land. In recognition of his efforts he received a conservation award. I’ve lost the newspaper clipping of the award, but know he was proud his work was recognized. Thanks for bringing back that memory.

    May 21, 2018
  • Charlene Neely

    What a wonderful tribute to your father. He sounds like a wise man and he raised a beautiful and wise daughter.

    May 22, 2018
  • Brian Breed


    I’m moved to respond. You have a knack for affecting me that way. Amazing Dad. Beautifully written. Clear memories. Deep meaning. You’ve reminded me of a lyric I often recall: “How do you know what you know?” Your salute paints a rich picture of you and your dad, living and learning together. Thank you for your masterful bounty of insight and perspective.



    May 22, 2018
  • Monica Breed

    I love the image of Grandpa reweaving the fields, their fine, yellow threads and green quilt blocks. It’s perfect for right now as craftsman everywhere lay down their crops and garden seeds. Grandpa’s meditations in nature are mine too.Thanks for capturing his essence with your words, mom.

    May 24, 2018
  • Nesha

    Becky: this is a beautiful tribute to your father and all men and women who love the land. Your love is obvious and heartwarming to your readers. Thank you for sharing.

    June 06, 2018

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