Prairie Angel

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Prairie Angel

An honoring of family and generations of loving and working the land…an angel sits on an old farm machine, while nearby a modern swing hangs from a tree overlooking the family’s cornfield. Illinois.

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Family…tradition…faith…the values of America’s Heartland…

A well-weathered ceramic angel rests on Grandpa’s old farm machine, a humble salute to ancestors on this several-generation long working farm in DeKalb County, Illinois.

It’s a sunny, hot day in early August. The shadows are getting long and rest from the day’s labors is near at hand. A wooden swing hangs from a shady tree, waiting for farmers to come rest and admire the bounty their corn fields will soon produce.

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