Posted by: Diane | September 28, 2012

Good Pride

Pride isn’t all bad. There really is a time to feel proud.

Conor and Alex are brothers and friends of mine.

Alex (in the back) is crazy into video games and literally counting down days until Assassin’s Creed 3 comes out. For those who have no idea what Assassin’s Creed 3 is, join the club – I had absolutely no idea until I met Alex. Apparently, it’s a historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game series and Alex pre-ordered it weeks ago. I’ve been tutoring Alex and learning about video games at the same time. These days, in the midst of studying math, writing stories and practising keyboarding, Alex and I have some great conversations about history – today, it was about the Boston Tea Party, 1773 and the Boston Massacre, 1770.

Alex is truly passionate about and fascinated with video games.

Conor (in front) is fourteen years old and he recently won many ribbons at the town fair.

– Best looking giant vegetable (beet)

– ugliest giant vegetable (carrot)

– heaviest tomato

– second best chicken

– participant in the rooster competition

– nicest soybeans

– best digital picture collage

– pair of chickens, first and second

–  heaviest carrot.

Not a bad haul, huh?

I wrote about Conor back in June. This guy is quite the  chicken entrepreneur.  He borrowed a neighbour’s cow in September so that he could learn how to properly present a cow at the fair. I believe he showed sixth out of eighteen. He’s got farming in the blood, that boy.

Conor is truly passionate about and fascinated with chickens and vegetables.

Two brothers, completely different and both proud of their accomplishments. I love listening to both these guys talk about what “turns their cranks.”  Neither of them boast when they talk. They just talk with great enthusiasm about video games and chickens.


They are both incredibly polite young guys, very sensitive and respectful…and very good at what they love to do…

…and there’s nothing wrong with that.


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