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Five Things Our Farm Boy Said

Five Things Our Farm Boy Said

Our boy: king of the one liner and the wry observation.

1.  John and Nathan went to check out a used 318 John Deere lawnmower, with a hand throttle so Nathan could operate it. They looked it over. Nathan leaned in and said, "Dad. This is one sweet lawnmower."

2.  Jenna: "Someday, I'm gonna sing the Star Spangler Banner at the Super Bowl."

    Nathan: "I'm gonna play football in college and in the Super Bowl."

    Jenna: "Yeah, like that's gonna happen."

    Nathan: "Jenna. I'm really good."

3. Jenna and Nathan were folding laundry, discussing the problems of the day. Nathan quietly pondered, "I don't get why they put designs on underwear."

4. Nathan: "How many chapters is your book going to have?"

    Me: "Probably about 12."

Image design by Erin Ehnle, Keeping It Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl.

    Nathan: "Well. 'The Trouble with Chickens' has 23."

    Me: "I can't compete with that."

5. Nathan came to the back door, after riding his four-wheeler around for the past hour. I said to him, "Wow, bud, you look a little muddy." He didn't miss a beat: "Thanks."


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