Education: 2,000,000 Out There

Helen Dickerson Wise looked out the kitchen window of her 100-year-old white clapboard farmhouse one day last week and mulled over the riches that the summer would bring. "I helped my son Dirk plant 755 tomato plants a month ago," she remarked, "and found muscles that I haven't felt in years. By now the corn is about ready; we'll be having the first ears next week. We won't have any strawberries this year, but Til can and jam the peaches from our own trees in the early fall." Mrs. Wise also was keeping an eye on 30 head of polled beef...

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