Lawn Griffiths was a columnist, reporter and editor for 40 years in daily newspapers including 12 years with the Waterloo (Iowa) Courier where he was farm editor and Rural at Random columnist, which inspired this book. His last 28 years were with Arizona dailies. He earned a journalism degree from Iowa State University and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He served in the Peace Corps and U.S. Army. Lawn earned 80 writing or community leadership awards. His blog is Lawn Cares: Someone Has to Say It (Tempelawn.wordpress. com). He edits manuscripts, is a community volunteer and lives in Tempe, Arizona.
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An enjoyable account of growing up in rural America and the 50s and 60s. Lawn Griffiths paints colorful stories about the fun and not- so-fun chores facing families living on the farm. The stories gives one an appreciation for the real source of our food. Story after story captures the hardships and drudgery of farming as remembered by the writer years later.