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Tue Dec 20, 2022, 04:24 PM Dec 2022

Shit I learned from my great grandfathers... [View all]

I exist in a matriarchy. Steely eyed practical women of the Wild West who married dreamers...

I remember one of my great grandmas cursing rural electrification 'cause my great grandfather was all into it to power his God damned radios. Who the fuck cares about distant voices on the aether? There's cattle to take care of. She didn't believe in indoor plumbing either.

She begrudgingly acknowledged that his government subsidized training as an electrical lineman was a useful source of family income, especially in the winter. But she still hated it.

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