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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Happy Birthday Pa!

My pa would have been 71 today. He was born in Minnesota in 1936 on the Fasching Family Farm. He was the youngest boy of 12 kids. When asked how big his family was when he was growing up, he was always fond of saying "I am one of 5 brothers and each of us has 7 sisters".

He was a good man and kind father raising 4 kids on his own. He taught me the value of hard work and schooled me in the old ways of working on a farm: making sausage, milking cows by hand, putting up hay with a pitchfork, caring for livestock, growing and making your own food, and shoveling manure. That upbringing surely shaped my life today.

I really miss him.

1 comment:

Jacki said...

A very nice tribute to our pa, Mark. I miss him lots too, he'd be very proud of what you're doing on the farm.
All that snow! WOW!
I see that you made sausage as well! We have that on our list this fall and will have an Oktoberfest celebration. You all are invited!