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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Ken Raschke... growing up on the prairie

Ken Raschke grew up on a Midwestern farm during the depression and WWII years. He tells of a simple life where one's ability to work and provide for all of your families needs was the foundation of survival on the farm. Ken is a lovely story teller that you will truly enjoy.


  • At 7:30 AM, Blogger Scott Walker said…

    What a sweet man!

    I'd give any thing to have grown up in his era. I know that times were physically harder then but now days, they're harder mentally.

    And hearing him talk of horses reminded me that I dreamed of my horses I had over 14 years ago.

    Wow, this really brought my blood pressure back down, after having heard about "imminent domain" on CNN yesterday (government seizing people's property for public use).

    Loved it, Duane. Thanks.

  • At 11:54 AM, Blogger Duane Kuss said…

    As a addendum to the story... Ken did this video just two weeks before in ended up so close to death... I don't know how he made it through. Ended up under the knife at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN. While they were actually closing him up again after heart valve work, one of his arteries squeezed shut... putting him into cardiac arrest. What was supposed to be 4 hours of surgery became 9 hours and he just barely held on.

    He's starting to get back on his feet today... but it's a reminder to all... if you have a story to tell... there's no day like today to tell it!

    Thanks for visiting... COME BACK SOON!



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