Farm Boy

As he tells the stories, he slowly reveals a shameful secret--a secret that he's kept to himself for years. This charming book speaks to the bond between generations, and captures the spirit of rural life and the love of horses.

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545450152

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Farm Boy is the heartwarming sequel to War Horse, the beloved novel that has been made into a hit play and a major motion picture. For years, Joey was a war horse, pulling ambulance carts and artillery through the battlefields of World War I. When he finally returned home to Albert and the farm, he was treated like a hero. But his adventures had only just begun. Now, generations later, Albert's son loves to tell his own grandson stories about the remarkable horse. He tells him of Joey's feats in the war, and of the time when the family risked everything betting that Joey could win a daring race. As he tells the stories, he slowly reveals a shameful secret--a secret that he's kept to himself for years. This charming book speaks to the bond between generations, and captures the spirit of rural life and the love of horses.

Autobiography of a Farm Boy

Taking into consideration the price of farm products at the two periods , the latter price was cheaper than the former . To illustrate the paralysis of ...

Author: Isaac Phillips Roberts

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801475498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

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This autobiography of the first Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University offers an unconventional account of farm life in New York and the Middle West during the nineteenth century, and of the difficulties attendant upon building up a vital and progressive agricultural college. Born in Seneca County, New York, in 1833, Isaac Phillips Roberts emigrated west?first to Indiana, where he worked as a carpenter until he was able to buy a farm, and taught school during the winters; then, in 1862, to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in a pioneer wagon with his wife, Margaret, and daughter. In 1869, he became the Superindent of the Farm and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Iowa Agricultural College at Ames, where he soon became Professor of Agriculture. In 1873, he returned to New York to take a similar position at Cornell University; shortly thereafer, he was made Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Director of the Experiment Station. During his thirty years of service in Ithaca, he wrote voluminously on agricultural subjects, and after his retirement, penned Autobiography of a Farm Boy, initially published in 1916, reissued by Cornell University Press in 1946, and now made available in paperback. He died in Palo Alto, California, in 1928.

Farm Boy

Now Obey and Farm Boy use to travel some distant apart to visit some friends and family. And Obeys use to motivate Farm Boy quite often to be outgoing.

Author: Cidi Mahammed

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 172839287X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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Farm boy wakes up in vibrant habitation, grows happily in Lion Mountain Nation. His childhood aspirations, is to be business professional and leads in life. After Farm Boy graduated from high school, life becomes unpalatable in the Lion Mountain Nation. Instability crops up and life turns upside down in the nation. He seeks refuge in the far countries over Sea Ocean, to better his life. He dwells with other friends and relatives in countries over the sea ocean. He embarks on professional training course. Soon then he experiences life break down, and this training course put on hold. Life becomes so unpleasant for Farm Boy, and struggle daily with life. He was admitted in to a mental institution. Medical practitioners’ works all angles to better Farm’s Boy life. He received care from medical professionals, while stay in hospital. His life improves, and restore to the state of good mental health. Farm Boy seeks religious worship to polish his life. He associates with many, in the name of the creator. He eventually becomes graduate professional. He becomes practitioner, helps to do business. He becomes an author, husband and father, raising kids, keeps the family, praising the creator.

Farm Boy

Joyce Gibbons. nce upon a time, on a farm in Kentucky, lived a little farm boy, who was happy go lucky. CD E L? W“ \O m.

Author: Joyce Gibbons

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477165452

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

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The little farm boy always helped his daddy with all of the farming chores. One day while getting up the cows to be milked, he tied two cows tails together just to see what they would do. Turns out it wasn’t nearly as funny as he first thought when one cow pulled so hard that she pulled the other cows tail plum off. During the whole milking process, the little farm boy was in a tizzy, worried that his daddy would find out what he had done.

Iowa Farm Boy

Iowa Farm Boy A Portrait of My Early Life Edward C. Kramer Iowa Farm Boy Iowa Farm Boy A Portrait of My. Front Cover.

Author: Edward C. Kramer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462806171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

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Ed Kramer was born and raised on an Iowa farm during the last half of the 1930’s. He was the youngest of four brothers, so they had a profound effect, in so many ways, on his early life. He attended a rural, one-room, country school for the first eight years of his life. He describes, in detail, what a typical country school looked like, and how it functioned. Many younger people today have no idea what it was like to have only one teacher for their first eight grades. The idea of having all eight grades in a one-room school-house boggles their minds even further! Ed thoroughly enjoyed his farm experiences. He grew up in a difficult era of our country. He points out that the concept of the “good ole days” was not all true. Hardships and dangers abounded around every corner. Farming was a dangerous business. However, along with the dangers and hardships, there were so many fun and exciting times. Ed vividly describes threshing time on the farm. Many of the older generations will be able to relate to Ed’s stories. Ed loved the outdoors and nature. He learned to adapt to, and live with, the outdoors and nature. Ed understood the need for mankind to appreciate the importance of both in our lives and the impact they leave on all of us. This was very evident in his outdoor hobbies and experiences. What was it like to transition from country school to high school - going from a small school to a large school, and from a class size of four to one with thirty-two? What impact did sports have on Ed’s life? So many teachers! What an adjustment that he had to make! So many important decisions had to be made, and so little time. Life seemed to be moving fast now. Ed wanted to let his readers know what went through his mind, as he tried to cope with the many options available, in steering the future course for him. Should he listen to his brother’s advice? Should he follow in his brother’s footsteps? What process did he use to arrive at a decision? College was another phase of Ed‘s life. He had to decide what would be his major. What did he really want to do later in life? Again, so many more teachers, subjects and larger class size. It seemed like each phase of his life was on such a higher level. How did he feel having a brother as his professor? Did that help or hurt their relationship? He understands that each person has a different vision of what college would be like. He tries to point out some mistakes he made in college, so that others may avoid them. Ed was fortunate to have had summer employment that paid his way through many of his college years. He understood that the cost of attending college was much less during his era. However, for his family, the cost was high. His summer employment happened to be in the forest service. That gave him the opportunity to extend his horizons. It meant going out on his own to execute, or perform, what he had learned in his earlier years. Now he could put his good Iowa work ethic to good use. He learned that hard work, patience and perseverance paid off. He accepted new responsibilites and assumed a leadership role that he never experienced before. Decisions are a part of everyday life. One of Ed’s most important decisions was to enter the military service. He tries to point out to his readers what a man or woman has to go through in the military. There will be good and bad days, as there are in any part of life. He mentioned before, that each phase of his life meant reaching out further to a higher level. Each phase prepared him for the next level. Each phase was a steppingstone to greater things to come. Ed wants his readers to understand that, even though growing up today is a lot different than when he grew up, there still are many similarities. Developing a good work ethic is still paramount today. Religious faith was important to

The Farm Boy

The river has been a danger all my life on the farm; it split the farm into two parts. Another time, in my teens, a cow got drowned and was jammed into the ...

Author: Monty Bryden

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789014727

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Monty Bryden’s story spans almost a century and takes him from his childhood idyll within the farming community of Argyll, in Scotland, through the precarious world of commodities trading, import and export. At times, his life story reads like an epic action movie escaping hired killers in the dark underbelly of Central Africa, facing years in jail for international fraud and battling two separate life-threatening cancers. The book details his life from the beginning, from meeting his great love to farm management, from leading a family life to adventures abroad in Venezuela to Europe and deepest Africa where he traded in commodities and beyond. As a young man, he came face-to-face with death: on the farm, trapped underwater, behind the wheel of a runaway oil tanker and during a treacherous flood in Italy when he spent a long and anxious night perched high up in the swaying branches of a none-too-secure tree, facing the fear that he lost his wife and young children as they were swept away by strong and violent currents. Yet his closest dice with death came at the hands of a paid killer in Africa, having become involved in a major international fraud which hoodwinked several global banking giants and brought some world-leading commodities brokers to their knees in a textbook anatomy of a major scam of mammoth proportions, aided by the incompetence and secrecy of the world banking community. Having also won the battle of two life-threatening cancers in his later years, Monty - now in his 90s - is about to embark on his next big adventure. His story is both an education and inspiration.

From Farm Boy to Senator

The boy was roughly dressed like an ordinary farm-boy of that time, his head being surmounted by a ragged straw hat. He at once obeyed his father and gave ...

Author: Jr. Horatio Alger

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 498

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"From Farm Boy to Senator" by Jr. Horatio Alger. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Farm Boy City Girl

In Part One, the “Farm Boy” from Iowa County, Iowa, recounts his years growing up in the Great Depression and moving with his family from rental farm to ...

Author: John "Gene" E. Dawson

Publisher: MiRiona Publishing

ISBN: 1734626003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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In the 1930s, John "Gene" E. Dawson was a shy, insecure boy who had been born to a struggling Iowa farm family during the Great Depression. In his memoir, Farm Boy, City Girl: From Gene to Miss Gina, Gene first recalls his years as a "Farm Boy," when he and his brothers worked alongside their parents as soon as they were able and attended country school. But life wasn't all work and school, and he writes about his love for and time with his extended Irish Catholic family. As a teenager, the "Farm Boy" realized that he never would be like his male peers and interested in girls. When Gene eventually decided that he could not lead a double life and pretend to be heterosexual, he began his life away from the farm as a "City Girl," complete with beautiful clothes and makeup. But that chapter in his life came to an abrupt halt when tragedy struck his family. It would be four more years before he again could live in a city. Gene's life story takes the reader through the twists and turns of reconciling his love of family, God, and the Catholic Church with being able to accept himself. As Gene tried to live a life true to himself, there were some turbulent times in a world where not everyone was accepting of the gay lifestyle.

Farm Boy to Fly Boy

INTRODUCTION He was a farm boy born in 1919. The family farm, located in Central Ohio, operated with horse drawn wagons and plows.

Author: Captain Arthur L. Gregg


ISBN: 0359398499



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Always a Farm Boy

... in Publication Data Pullen, David, 1935— ALWAYS A FARM BOY first edition, -- ISBN 978-1-312-00551-8 Always a Farm Boy Poetry, Pictures and Prose By David.

Author: David Pullen


ISBN: 1312005513



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Farm Boy To Fly Boy

Since I wasn't prepared to become a farm boy again, I readily accepted his offer. I had noticed that elevator agents spent a lot of time in the curling rink ...

Author: Col[Ret] G. Brennand

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525504959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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From his childhood growing up in Depression-era rural Manitoba to his rise through the ranks to become a colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Col Gordon Brennand’s memoir, Farm Boy to Flyboy, is as much a history of the RCAF in the twentieth century as it is an account of his own life. Born a bit too late to participate in WWII, Gordon was inspired by Canada’s involvement in the Korean War to pursue a life in the military. After a failed start in the Navy, he enlisted with the Air Force with faint hopes of perhaps becoming a fighter pilot. Not only did he succeed, he logged four thousand hours on various jet aircraft types including over 1100 hours on the F-86 Sabre, which was the state-of-the-art fighter jet throughout most his thirty-four-year career, not to mention hundreds of hours on various other types of aircraft. He experienced several close calls during that time, including one incident when he had to eject and another when he had to force land due to engine failure. He went on to command two bases and has spent time living in most Canadian provinces as well as Germany, where he served for three years during the Cold War. Fascinating and insightful, this book will appeal to those who are fascinated by the military and flying as well as those who are simply seeking a first-person account of what life was really like for the men and women who served in the RCAF throughout one of the most pivotal periods of twentieth-century history.

A Farm Boy Sees the World

“He's doing the best he can to make money on the farm, Donald. You're just too young to remember what it was like when we first started farming.

Author: Donald F. Megnin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465318399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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This story about a farm boy who for the first time is really exposed to the world as he had never envisioned it to be, but grew up fascinated by the variety and unique types of people whom he has encountered over the course of his lifetime. Obviously, a great deal has been left out or omitted: some intentionally, and some inadvertently. The aging mind begins to remember people, places and events which have had a lasting impact as the years have gone by. Ive no doubt left out some very salient points which others may remember, but I have forgotten. I also, however, have remembered events people and places which some persons may have preferred to forget. Hence, as time goes by those whose lives have had the greatest impact upon my own life may already be among those who have gone on while the rest of us await our own end one of these years.

The Adventures of a Tennessee Farm Boy

As I write this story of my adventures as a farm boy, I am conscious of the fact that only a few young people in our current political and social system ...

Author: Allen Shoffner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468562886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

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The Adventures of a Tennessee Farm Boy, is a true story about a farm boy growing up on a farm in rural Middle Tennessee and making the journey from the farm to the courtroom, where he was active in trial and appellate practice of law for more than fifty-six years. The author honors people who have been a positive influence in his life and shares with reader true stories about his life on the farm and in the courtroom.

Story of Didong A Farm Boy Dreams to Be a Lawyer

A True Story About a Farm Boy Who Persevered in Life and Surpassed Poverty Through Education Queen Wilhelmina. Contents I. II. III. IV.

Author: Queen Wilhelmina

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984583212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 38

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The book tells about the unique and inspiring story on the life of Candido P. Villanueva (1933-2017 from Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines), a poor farm boy who persevered in life and surpassed poverty through education. It is a story of courage, faith, and determination. He conquered all odds to be able to attend school and fulfill his earnest dream of finishing his studies and becoming a lawyer. He was proud for being one of the first lawyers in his hometown, and for having served the less fortunate people in his community. This book was written as a daughter's tribute to her father's indomitable spirit and with the goal to encourage the youth to pursue their studies despite challenges in life.

Farm Boy

Author: Archie Lieberman

Publisher: New York : H. N. Abrams


Category: Farm life

Page: 360

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"This is the true life story of a boy growing up to manhood on an Illinois farm ... told in remarkably evocative photographs and in the words of the boy and his family ... the Hammers ... Lieberman decided to make a photographic record of Bill Junior as he grew up, married, and had a son of his own ... Then, when the story was complete, he sat down with the Hammers and taped their reflections as they looked back over twenty years and ahead to the future ... 240 illustrations"--Dust jacket.

Farm Boys and Girls

Just how can these half-holidays, outings, and the like, be worked into the farm boy's program so as to make them contributive to the up-building of his ...

Author: William Arch McKeever

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752440465

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Reproduction of the original: Farm Boys and Girls by William Arch McKeever

Farm Boys

"Reading stories of other farm boys has reminded me of the importance of my own childhood on the farm," said a man in Washington, D.C., who grew up in ...

Author: Will Fellows

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299150839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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Homosexuality is often seen as a purely urban experience, far removed from rural and small-town life. Farm Boys undermines that cliche by telling the stories of more than three dozen gay men, ranging in age from 24 to 84, who grew up in farm families in the midwestern United States. Whether painful, funny, or matter-of-fact, these plain-spoken accounts will move and educate any reader, gay or not, from farm or city. “When I was fifteen, the milkman who came to get our milk was beautiful. This is when I was really getting horny to do something with another guy. I waited every day for him to come. I couldn’t even talk to him, couldn’t think of anything to say. I just stood there, watching him, wondering if he knew why.”—Henry Bauer, Minnesota “When I go back home, I feel a real connection with the land—a tremendous feeling, spiritual in a way. It makes me want to go out into a field and take my shoes off and put my feet right on the dirt, establish a real physical connection with that place. I get homesick a lot, but I don’t know if I could ever go back there and live. It’s not the kind of place that would welcome me if I lived openly, the way that I would like to live. I would be shunned.”—Martin Scherz, Nebraska “If there is a checklist to see if your kid is queer, I must have hit every one of them—all sorts of big warning signs. I was always interested in a lot of the traditional queen things—clothes, cooking, academics, music, theater. A farm boy listening to show tunes? My parents must have seen it coming.”—Joe Shulka, Wisconsin “My favorite show when I was growing up was ‘The Waltons’. The show’s values comforted me, and I identified with John-Boy, the sensitive son who wanted to be a writer. He belonged there on the mountain with his family, yet he sensed that he was different and that he was often misunderstood. Sometimes I still feel like a misfit, even with gay people.”—Connie Sanders, Illinois “Agriculture is my life. I like working with farm people, although they don’t really understand me. When I retire I want the word to get out [that I’m gay] to the people I’ve worked with—the dairy producers, the veterinarians, the feed salesmen, the guys at the co-ops. They’re going to be shocked, but their eyes are going to be opened.”—James Heckman, Indiana

Letters to the Farm Boy

The farm boy naturally takes to amusements which require physical exercise
rather than such games as chess and billiards , which require more delicate skill
and calculation , —and for the same reason that lambs and colts and calves and

Author: Henry Wallace



Category: Boys

Page: 180

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