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Old 06-23-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I doubt there more children (percentage wise) who are injured in rural areas than those who are injured in the city. Kids are kids and they can get hurt regardless of where they are at.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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Default Let's not forget

Let's not forget that this country was largely built by people who grew up, lived and worked on farms. I'm no expert, having grown up and lived my whole life in a major metro area, but I would venture a guess that most of todays farmers grew up on farms. I believe that farming is not just a job or profession, but a way of life or maybe even a calling. I have the utmost respect for farmers and the people who work with them. Especially now that I live in farm country (I don't live on one but am surrounded by them). Whenever I see a man or woman working the farm, I always give a big wave because I'm pretty sure that they're working as hard or more likely harder than I ever did, and I just retired after 32 years of firefighting. (99.9% of the time I get a wave back)
(the other 0.1% I figure they didn't see me)

It would probably do all of us 'citiots' a world of good to spend a few weeks on a farm and learn some of what these children spend thier lives learning. The food we eat doesn't just magicaly appear on the grocery shelves, someone had to grow it.

Now, I know someone will jump on me now about corperate farms and such but that's for another forum. I'm writing about the family farms, farms that have been worked and handed down for generations.

My hat comes off to the farmers of America!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
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