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Grandpa’s Bib Overalls by Michael Lewis Beck

GRANDPA’S BIB OVERALLS I poke  in his pockets—bits of straw, a bandana— a Barlow to cut twine and salve in a tin to heal the milk cows’ teats. He washed his own long johns, ate at the Home Café, had a herd of ten Holsteins, used one-hole of a two-holer outhouse and belonged to the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Sometimes when I wake at midnight I think I’ve turned into him and get  up to go to the barn. His bibs hang in the hall by the back stairs, ready but useless next ...

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