By Walter Geiger
Somehow or another I got a farmer gene in my DNA. I’m not sure where it came from but I know it is there. My Dad came here from Switzerland with his parents as a small child.
They immigrated legally through Ellis Island. We’d be better off if all immigrants still came through that checkpoint but that is a column for another day. His dad worked in butcher shops in New York City and elsewhere. His mom worked in a college cafeteria. Daddy graduated from the University of Connecticut and Duke University with a masters degree in forestry. He spent years in the woods but is not a farmer.
My mom’s folks were all country people from around Bulloch County.
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