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skills ~ and, as I discovered as I grew older, much more important ~ he taught me by example what it was to be a man, a loving husband and a doting grandfather. My father had left my mother and me when I was ready to begin school, which is when we moved away from Bruceville to the city to live with my maternal grandmother. I only saw him one more time, about five years later, and then he was out of my life. As a young man, Pop operated one of those smoke-belching, fire-breathing, loud-as-thunder monster steam tractors on farms all over the Eastern Shore, plowing, sowing seeds, and reaping the crops. For a period of time,

he was a sawyer, meaning he operated a large saw at a local lumber mill. In that capacity, he had to look at a log and quickly decide how it should be cut in order to get the greatest yield. That was a great responsibility not easily earned. Later, he found work as an apprentice plumber, and finally he turned to fishing and crabbing in the bountiful rivers and Chesapeake Bay. All the while, he farmed his small plot, growing things for the family and also for sale to a local market. During the growing season, we would load up the trailer with all manner of produce, sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, cabbage and so much more for the weekly trip to

GREENSBORO FARMLAND

$1,850,000

332+/- Acres of Caroline Co., MD and Kent Co., DE. Long-term investment property geared towards high management crops, poultry & solar. 230 ac. tillable, 100 ac. hardwood. •Field size & configuration adaptable for Irrigation, New Poultry Construction & solar (permits required) •Exceptional deer and turkey hunting

•Secluded - Ideal location for private home with farm headquarters / hunting Lodge •Mason Dixon Historic stone

Bob Rich 410.200.6625 (C) · 410.543.2440 (O) SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate 206 E. Main St., Salisbury, MD 21801 · bobrich@svn.com · svmiller.com

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