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Coming Home: Chokecherry blooms signal special time

Published 06/01/2013, INFORUM

My dad turned 50-somethingorother last week. On May 31st. It’s the perfect day for a man like this to be born, his arrival into the world coinciding with the arrival of the most beautiful things on the ranch: green grass and blue sky. Maybe that’s why he’s been in love with this rugged and sometimes unforgiving landscape all of his life, because he was born with the scent of chokecherry blossoms under his skin and that gets him through the winters and droughts and keeps him believing in the promise that things will always get better. Spring will always come.

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