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This is one of my brother's pictures. Dave takes nice sunset photos and this one shows a highway and a sunset which fits the story.
This is one of my brother’s pictures. Dave takes nice sunset photos and this one shows a highway and a sunset which fits the story.

“When I come to the last task of any project, I always say this was the one for which I was looking, The last cow through the chute is the one I was looking for, the last hay bale hauled is the one I was looking for-it’s not true because each cow or bale was equally important but I still like to say the last one is special because the task is now complete. It is the one I was looking for

“I have participated in the Red River Valley sugar beet harvest since 1991. I have been married, divorced, married again, happy, tired, selling beef, selling books, taking pictures, taking notes, writing poems, writing stories, making-up stories, documenting real stories and generally drinking enough coffee to keep 3 narcoleptics awake but I have always hauled sugar beets. When I look through all of those years, I guess I was always looking for one thing-the last year. 2016 will be my last year to haul sugar beets.”

Now, here is this week’s Rural Reflections Radio program, The Last Load

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