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Wisdom & Grace: The Pony Ring


Times were hard in the late '50s for my family. My dad had lost the battle to save his leg after three years in the Great Falls hospital including 21 operations. He not only lost his leg but also all the farm machinery and all the cows ... all the cows except for the milk cow that my mother begged the banker to be able to keep.

If I could memorialize my mother with one word it would be: entrepreneur. She was always looking for ways to make a little extra money while still being a hard-working farm wife and mother. She sold eggs for 50 cents a dozen. Every Sunday, on our way to church, we h...

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