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Story of the Day for Monday July 30, 2012

What’s Wrong With You People of Nebraska?


                    Above all, be of one mind. Be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.  

                                                                   1 Peter 3:8


Herman and Donna Ostry bought a farm a half mile outside of Bruno, Nebraska. Because the barn was near a creek, the floor was always muddy and wet.

One year, when the creek flooded – leaving 29 inches of water in his barn, Herman decided something had to be done. He contacted a building moving company, but the bid was unaffordable.

At supper, Herman joked to his family, “I’ll bet if we had enough people we could pick up that barn and carry it to higher ground.”

Herman’s son, Mike, however, took the idea seriously. He counted the boards and timber and estimated the barn’s weight at 16,640 pounds. Then he…

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