Sure love the Dodge Super Bowl ad about farmers!
So grateful for those who sacrifice and work long hours to grow our food!
The transcript of the message and the original Paul Harvey version (with more insights) are below.
Paul Harvey's words of wisdom continue to inspire us long after they were spoken. So it is with the wise words Patriotic Moms speak to their children. They echo in minds and hearts long after they are spoken. Even though it sometimes appears the words have fallen on deaf ears, when nurtured with love and kindness, they are like seeds that can grow and bear fruit long after a patient gardener is gone. In that way, we have much in common with the farmers who are praised in this ad.
May God bless you in the precious work you are doing in your homes! Nothing is more important!
And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer.
God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer.
God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,'Maybe next year,' I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours." So God made the farmer.
God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark."
It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. "So God made a farmer."