July 3, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 27

Montana: Home Of Really Big Lawnmowers

What we who live here consider ordinary in our day-to-day lives is seen from a totally different perspective by those who visit friends and family.

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During harvest one year, a young man who lived in a large city visited us. One night, he called his girlfriend and I overheard him say, “They have the biggest lawnmowers here you ever saw!”

His description of a combine brought a smile as I thought to him harvesting the wheat probably did look like someone cutting a lawn.

A friend of mine, Rita, lived in Chicago. She called to say she wanted to come and visit us. She said she’d been curiou...

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