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Preacher's Piece

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. There are several reasons, but one of the main ones is that growing up on the farm, Thanksgiving always was a celebration of the end of the work year. All those long days and nights in the field working, all the effort spent worrying about the weather and the crops and walking the fields. All the work it took to gather in the harvest – it was always a celebration when we got done.

I remember one year, Dad finished picking corn on Thanksgiving morning. We brought the last few loads of corn in, ran them up the elevator and closed the lid on top o...


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