When Jay met Helen, and they fell in love. Helen had six girls of her own, and when Jay considered the price of eleven tickets for a family trip to the movies, it seemed almost impossible for them to afford that much.
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Our cow, Leah, demanded to be petted. Justin, our daughter's friend, learned that when he came out to fish in our pond. Leah chased him until she had him cornered. I arrived just in time to pet her and save him. I explained to him that Leah was just being friendly and wanted him to scratch her ears. “What would she do if a person doesn’t scratch her ears?” He was about to find out.
Justin, a young man who was a friend with our daughter, learned that we had a pond stocked with fish. In the fall, the water is cut out of the canal that feeds the pond, so we have to catch all the fish out of it. Justin asked if he could come help with that task. I told my daughter it would be fine, but he needed to call before he came.
It had been a hard year in our rural community. Lots of older people had passed away, leaving their spouses alone. There had also been quite a few farm accidents from which people were recovering. To add to that, farm prices were low, and many in our community knew it would be hard to make ends meet. With Christmas coming, the men and women decided to have a friendly competition.