"A hard road to hoe"

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 25 04:24:44 UTC 2009

Speak for yourself, m a m.  I earned spending money in my preteens
working on truck farms south of Detroit back in the early fifties.
And we younger kids usually got the harder rows to hoe. I couldn't
figure out why my older brother and his buddies always finished
quicker.  We picked berries, too, for six cents a quart.


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:05 PM, Mark Mandel<thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I heard this - spoken by a Judge - for the first time, yesterday.
>> However, a quick googling showed me that I'm away <har! har!> behind
>> the curve - or is that  "way behind the curb"? - on this one. Ordinary
>> people, not just we
>> my-god-how-can-you-possibly-fxck-up-a-millenia-old-cliche types, are
>> going nuts over this one.
> And the answer, although you didn't ask and I'm sure you're aware, is that
> most of us are at least a couple of generations removed from hoeing rows of
> crops, or weeding or picking or doing anything else with them.
> Alas.
> m a m
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