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Yevet Tenney

Yevet Tenney has been writing for Progressive Dairy for many years. Her heartfelt, inspirational articles are a favorite with readers.

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In a society adrift on a raging sea of changing values and uncharted permissiveness, we must take time to teach our children that freedom is not free or they will be lost with proverbial chains around their necks.

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I just finished re-reading “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. I read it several years ago, but my son was reading it for his reading class so I decided to read it with him. If you haven’t read “Hatchet,” you should. It’s a great book.

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In our world today, so many people feel that honesty is a matter of perspective. They think that they are still being honest if no one sees them and can testify against them. They feel that they can steal if someone left their property sitting around unattended.

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I often wonder what our children are losing in this everything-at-your-fingertips society. We watch the television, Internet and movies, where every aspect of the story is spelled out in surround-sound, airbrushed living color and amplified music.

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My Wage
“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”

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When I was a child, time seemed to move like cooling taffy. There was plenty of time to play. There was time for long conversations on the front porch and around the dinner table. There was time to make a quilt and time to embroider. There was time to visit with a friend and take a long walk in the forest.

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