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"Give, and it shall be given unto you.”
— Luke 6:38

My thoughts take me back to the late 1940s while I was in high school and helping my father in a service station he just purchased. Gas was 18 cents a gallon and one could buy a new Ford or Chevy pickup for $795. The value of a dollar was high and the prices of things needed were at a low price compared to what it is today. Anything costing $100 or more was considered a lot of money to pay out.

Before my father bought the service station, I would work the summers on our farm and help the neighbors with their farm work. I didn’t get paid very much, 20 to 50 cents an hour, but it was a big help to me when school started to have money to buy clothes and books for the coming year.

Some of my friends were in the FFA program at school and had projects to work on to help with their education. One of my friends, Jeff, had an uncle who raised Heford cattle and he gave Jeff a bull calf for his FFA project. Jeff took care of the calf for three years and it developed into a beautiful bull which a lot of cattlemen in the area were looking for. The bloodline of the calf came from what was a very popular line of Hefords which most breeders were looking for to improve their herd...

 

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