Monday, May 28, 2012

The Farmer's Sons

My mother's parents were Mennonite immigrants who came to America at the time of the Kansas Land Grants.  They were given a section (640 acres) with which to build and maintain their farm, which they did.  Time passed and the family prospered.  In time eight children were born to the couple - six boys and two girls.

When World War I began, the three oldest sons came to their father to ask his permission to join the Army and fight.  (Mennonites are strict pacifists. ) 

He looked at them and said, "Go with my blessing.  This country has been wonderful to us."  They did and they all came back safely. 

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