My husband and I have been missing Mr. Weldon Payne’s weekly column. Reading ‘Through the Pane’ each week has been like visiting with a close friend who shares the most amazing stories of his life’s adventures. His columns are filled with wisdom and treasured memories and often times bring l…

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Fifty years ago this month, the summer of 1968, I was living the golden age in a child's life at 12 years old. The summer was spent on my grandfather’s small farm in the Forest Mill community helping in the garden and getting to drive his old John Deere tractor. I lived for driving that tractor.