Life in the 50’s. Summer Vacation – Life on the Farm in 1957 – Bringing in the Hay!

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When my grandfather purchased his 155-acre farm in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Maine around 1940, he paid $800 for the land, a five-bedroom farmhouse, and a rather large but very sad looking barn that had likely seen its last coat of paint the same summer it had been built.

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Life in the 50’s. Summer Vacation – Life on the Farm in 1957 – Getting There.

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It was mid-June and everyone in my fourth-grade class was ready to leave those little wooden “duck & cover” desks behind to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Should Khrushchev suddenly decide to nuke us during the summer, we’d simply take our chances by not Continue reading “Life in the 50’s. Summer Vacation – Life on the Farm in 1957 – Getting There.”

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