The Woman At The Well

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Lyda Benton of Ringgold, Georgia (whose CURRENT population is just over 3500) ladles some wellwater to her brother, who won the state’s Outstanding 4-H Boy title–and consequently, that shiny tractor upon which he happily sits.

Squash King

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Seven-year-old Oliver Davis of Carrollton, Texas was still three years too young to enroll in the FFA or the 4-H, but that didn’t stop him from winning 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd prize for best squash at the 1948 Dallas County Fair.

Down A County Road, Part I

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I took advantage of the nice spring weather and spent the better part of Friday morning, driving down a nearby county road. I passed this white horse.

And this lemonade stand.

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A field of wildflowers.

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A rusting propane tank, not unlike the kind I used as my horse when playing cowgirl as a child.

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And some wheels that hadn’t been driven in years, better suited for the streets of Havana, Cuba than an antique car graveyard.

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Laughed Till I Cried

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If you’re one of those people who hasn’t watched SNL in years, you may want to do yourself a favor and check out this inspirational country parody called “Wishin’ Boot” from last night’s show, hosted by Blake Shelton. It helps if you’re familiar with Alan Jackson and Wynonna Judd.

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