• Holly Spangler

    Not Ready for their Close-up

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on December 23, 2008

    Earlier this month, I had the chance to congratulate Chad and Deb Bremmer on their win in Illinois Farm Bureau’s Young Leader Achievement Award contest. My husband and I got to know Chad and Deb several years ago through Farm Bureau’s young farmer committee, and we were thrilled when their hard work was recognized.   But we also know a little about surviving the lengthy awards presentation with small children, having gone through the same thing last year with our five year old and three year…

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  • Holly Spangler

    Christmas Tunes

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on December 1, 2008

    My husband, John, finished putting on anhydrous around 10 p.m. Saturday night, and we awoke to snow Sunday morning. Perfect.   His quote of the fall: "You know you're behind when you're listening to Christmas music in the tractor."   That one may make the Christmas letter, as it pretty well sums up this entire season. We had a great harvest and have much to be thankful for, but everything has just been so much later this year. It feels good to have the 2008 season wrapped…

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