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A person’s work ethic is not genetic, but learned

July 30, 2014
Marietta Times

My dad was always thinking of odd jobs to keep his boys busy. I truly believe that he lay awake at night thinking up these ideas. In the mid-1960s for a couple of years, I accepted and planted 200 white pines that were given to any 4-H member who wanted them. Finally, Dad proclaimed to my brothers and me that we were going to plant a tree farm. The combination of the 200 trees that I had planted and land slippage on several acres of the farm created the germ of his plan.



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