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April 1, 1998

Larry checked with Milo and Joe and found that everything went smoothly while we were gone. It was cold and cloudy--a big contrast from our Washington D.C. weather. We started our first day home by attending Lenten breakfast at 7 a.m., then I attended Bible study and Birthday Club. It was a lot to get caught up on our first day home.

April 2, 1998

The weather today was cold and cloudy, everything froze last night. Larry went to Hays in the afternoon for the Fort Hays Experiment Station Spring Roundup. They presented their research data from the past year on their cattle operation. It started raining in the evening.

April 3, 1998

We had about 1.25 inches of rain last night. Everything is very cold, wet and muddy. The calves look miserable. Larry spent most of the day cleaning his shop. I played bridge in the afternoon.

April 4, 1998

I started my day on a sad note. A call came that Robert Larson; Larry's cousin in Marquette had passed away. It was up to me to notify the relatives that live here.

Larry and Joe worked in the shop in the morning and Larry fixed fence in the afternoon.
Fixing fence is a job that must be done every spring to try and make sure the cattle stay in their pastures all summer. It usually takes Larry several days to go around all the fences, especially if we have had a lot of snow that breaks the fences.

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