Monday, February 6, 2012

September Farmer Fred Award-Welcome to September 12

It was with great difficulty that Farmer Fred chose two posts from the September list. There were several that he wanted to rescue from the obscurity of blogpost past. In the end the two he chose were a toss up. If ever there were to be a tie, this month would be it. In the end, only the subject matter raised one above the other and caused him to name a winner. Grain elevators are amazing, even to those of us who deal with them regularly.
The September Farmer Fred Award Runner-up is:
Please click on the title of the post to visit the elevator.

We will never forget. We will always be a little more suspicious, a little more careful.
The September Farmer Fred Award is presented to
Welcome to September 12
originally published September 12, 2011

Today is September 12.
 Over the weekend the sky was streaked with vapor trails.
America was ready.
No one here has forgotten.
 The land in GriggsDakota was calm.
As was the water.
Are we safer today than we were yesterday? 
I, of course, have no sure answer. 
 Although I doubt we are safer, I believe we are better. 
America will always need vigilance. 
There will be sacrifice in the future as there has been in the past.
All of life flourishes on sacrifices, great and small.
Seed to plant to flower to seed. 
Sacrifice is necessary for families to continue.
We continue to sacrifice for a better life for the next generation.
 As long as there are hungry people in the world, GriggsDakota has a purpose. 
As long as we are energy dependent, there is work to do.
 We want America to fly free.
Today, September 12, we can breathe a sigh of relief in Griggs Dakota.
We made it through the weekend. 
Today we continue.

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