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Trip Start Oct 20, 2012
61Trip End Jul 11, 2013
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Where I stayed
THE VIPOND FARMS
What I did
LOTS & LOTS & LOTS OF VIPONDS,,,,LOTS & LOTS & LOTS OF FARM LAND
Mary Ann, still cooks the main meal of the day for the boys when they're in the field, so we are about to sit down to a large, hearty dinner at lunchtime
Arriving in my Father Lee Corcoran's Hometown of Herman and old stoping grounds of Norcross, Minnesota, I stepped right into my memories and was flooded with comfort and warmth and reminiscences of childhood on through visits in my adult years.
Our GPS “Gar” brought us to “The Farm” a route that I have no recollection ever having taken and as she told us directions we could see where we were headed in the distance. It was dusk so the lights of the property shone ahead of us... I was shocked at the enormity of it to the point that I thought it was a “new” farm… a new location. But it was still the same wonderful home! With an incredible, massive, generational, family, operation. While they do not like to talk numbers, (in fact avoided them our whole visit) there a many pieces of awesome modern farming equipment that are more “spendy” than homes across America. They allowed as how this year, if not THE BEST, was certainly “one of the best harvests/years ever. So cool to hear that “someone” is enjoying success and prospering today and especially cool that it is this hard working, fun, appreciative, loving, tight-knit happy, family.
While none of the Stan and MaryAnn Vipond family are blood relatives, I have always felt they were family
So, more of the day to day (hour by hour?) details of the Herman visit will still follow, I’m feeling a bit negligent, not posting our trip in a timely manner, so this will serve as the philosophical portion.