Tuesday, March 5th, 2013...11:34 pm

Family week

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Happy Lyle Yost Day! My Grandpa Yost’s cousin Lyle would have turned 100 today, so the mayor of his Kansas hometown named the day after him, honoring “a man who did so much for his community and farmers everywhere.” Lyle invented the unloading auger and the self-propelled swather, both of which are used regularly by today’s farmers. (Like my dad!)

And from the other side of my family, I learned today that my Grandpa Swartzendruber passed away. He lived a long, wonderful and creativity-filled life, which I’m genuinely looking forward to celebrating with my family in Colorado.

So this is a week of celebrating my Mennonite roots! I’m not sure how much I’ll be posting in the next few days, but I promise to be back soon.



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