Two score and 8 ½ years ago a father and mother took forth four children and traveled through Springfield, Illinois on their way from Lincoln, NE to Washington, D.C. Their quest was a new job conceived by Carl A. Lindstrom and dedicated to the proposition that it provided an opportunity for a young family.
Now looking back on the experience we marvel at the courage, the faith, and the help of friends who helped us along the way. The USDA Soil Conservation Service has little noted nor long remembered what we did there during our 18 years in the Agency’s National Headquarters. But in a larger sense, we cannot compromise that experience. It has provided a comfortable retirement, a resolve to remember the many who helped us during perilous times; and, in some small way, helped to conserve our Nation’s soil and water resources that future generations shall not perish from the earth.