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It takes a certain amount of energy to move a similar weight and frontal area of vehicle at a given speed American Fork, Utah. 1965. I met a fellow who made his living traveling from place to place trimming the hooves of dairy cows.

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“How old are you, Grandpa?” asked Ashton, my ten-year-old grandson. I had just shared a newspaper article with Ashton’s grandmother, mother and father.

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The pie
We got started later than planned, which was not unusual for my household. The outing site this year was the Ensign Ranch, west of Cle Elem, Washington, just a few miles off of the freeway and yet right beside the freeway.

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Way back when the earth was still drying up after the great flood I was seeing the Northwest through the windshield of a Freightliner truck.

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One-ton bales. That was what the first big bales, 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet long, were called. The problem for the truckers hauling them by the ton was the weight was more like 1,500 pounds per bale on average.

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About six weeks before the May 1st “No Mexicans” demonstration day, my crew came to me and stated they would like that day off. If we got a busy schedule, they offered to work longer days and all day the Saturday before the strike day to not create an upset for our company.

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