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The Lift-Gourse

The Lift-Gourse as told by: John Vincent Prater
This is the seldom told story of the fabled Lift-Gourse and the Farmer.This story is one of moral and of consequence, a story of greed and ingratitude.A story told many times, for many generations across the lands.At the finish of the story; some may sit in wonder, others may ponder upon when they had first heard this tale and a few will simply smile and nod.
Once upon a time; in a land not so far away, or a time not so long ago, there lived a Farmer and his Wife.The two had no children, no pets, no TV (has it had not yet been invented) and no radio.What they did have was more than five thousand acres of land, five hundred head of cattle, fifty chickens, five goats, a mule and a horse.The Farmer and his Wife worked their massive Farm, from sunup to sundown, month after month, season after season, year after year.However, one day each month (the last Sunday), the Farmer would sit on his front porch and look out over his immense Farm.His wi…

Making Some Changes

I recently decided to change the name of my page to something more in line with my original Blog of 2007.Also the name or theme of "Beyond the Horizon" is very popular.Besides that; I want my page to be a reflection of my time at Dogwood Trail in Breathitt County, Kentucky and more.By adding the preposition ‘Beyond’, I have prepared the reader to expect more.More about the trails and roads I have followed since my time on Dogwood Trail.And; so… as you follow my page, my Blog (website) and possibly purchase my book, I hope you will enjoy a stroll down Dogwood Trail and Beyond.

I have also decided to make the page more readable and easier to navigate.  I will be trying different themes as I look for the most appropriate to represent my page.
I hope you will make comments and suggestions to help me along my way.  Thanks for being a follower and recommending others to follow.


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