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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The story behind "Good Farmer"

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Well it's not too terribly interesting but it needs to be told. Back in 1991, I was dating my current wife, we were not yet married and we were still living in Minnesota, but would be married soon. Anyway her mother is a poet and we were at her farm in Northfield Minn. one day and I was reading her poetry, I came across this poem and as I was reading it I could hear the music in my head that went with it. I asked for a copy of the poem and went home and started working on it. I wanted to put it to music and have it done for her 65th birthday, I thought it would make a nice present, now keep in mind my wife had a 12 year old daughter that blabbed everything but I asked her to keep it a secret til her birthday and sure enough she did keep the secret. So on her 65th birthday we went to the farm for her big party and everyone was outside in the pole barn partying. So I asked her to come into the house so I could show her something and there in the house was her two daughters, granddaughter and myself. She didn't know what was going on then I started to play, the room was dead silent and as I played the tears started rolling down her cheeks and then everyone was in tears, it was the hardest song to get through I have ever played. She told me that was her favorite poem since it was about her dad. She has loved me ever since.
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dhalstead@pacif wrote on Nov 18th, 2008 9:49pm

Hey Doug, great story ... what a way to win a heart. I bet you won some brownie points that day! Cheers, Danny

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aaron28 wrote on Nov 18th, 2008 11:09pm

good job eddie haskel!!!! :haha:
nah fer real though great story!!!! now off to listen to the mp3!!!!!

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Badorphan wrote on Nov 22nd, 2008 6:29pm

That's very cool

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LedDaveZeppelin wrote on Nov 27th, 2008 1:41am

Ahh That was very heart warming...I can definitely imagine how tough that would be to get through...Great story man...Haha It was a great way to get on her good graces forever.

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jasonggabbott wrote on Dec 30th, 2008 2:37am

She loved you before too. Beautiful story, made me S M I L E.

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salmon philippe wrote on Jan 23rd, 2009 5:41am

I like this story and your telling is touching me
Why don't you sent us the poem in question ?

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Asenath83 wrote on Feb 27th, 2009 6:56pm

salmon philippe wrote on Jan 23rd, 2009 at 4:41am :

I like this story and your telling is touching me
Why don't you sent us the poem in question ?

The song is in his MP3 collection.

That is a beautiful story!

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