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September 03, 2008


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"...Mr. Ingalls paid for a two-bushel sack [of wheat seed]. Almanzo noticed that he did not swing it onto his shoulder as a man naturally would. 'That's quite a load to handle,' Almanzo said, and helped him lift and balance it. He would have carried it across the street for him, but a man does not like to admit that he cannot carry a hundred and twenty-five pounds." --- "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The times, they have changed.

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