Wednesday, July 31, 2013
just a farmer . . .
As I am on the way to the metal recycle plant, the phone company men that are working on the new poles slow me down and have me drive on the side of the road so as not to get hit by a loose pole, or their truck. I recognized the guy who was waving me to the side because he had been to the farm to buy eggs a few weeks earlier. He lives in Toledo, Ohio, a large city on the north part of the state. To him, I am just a guy that sold him eggs from my farm. He has no idea that I spent most of my life in a large city. In fact, several times larger than the one he now lives in.
So as I pass slowly by, I lean a little out of the window and say "hey boss" and wave a little. He responds with a nod and a "hey" back. And after passing, I look in the rear view mirror and hear him say "hey, you are that farmer guy . . ." as he remembered that he had bought eggs at my farm. To him, I am a farmer. I am not a teacher. Not a professional in any way. To him, just a plain farmer.
And I drove on down the road a little honored. :)
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