Local farmer holds appreciation dinner
Tuesday, November 17, 2003 Posted 11:00 a.m.
Don and Kay Cremer
An appreciation dinner was held Sunday night at Mona's Restaurant in
Toluca for those who helped Don Cremer get his crops in this fall. The
one hundred some attendees included farmers, truckers and their spouses who brought in their
equipment to harvest over 400 acres of corn and beans this past September
for Mr. Cremer who has ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Mr. Cremer's wife Kay thanked those assembled for the occassion for their help.
A small brochure commerating the harvest was given to each attendee. The brochure
included pictures of the harvest and a message of thanks from the Cremers. Below
is the message included in the brochure.
Don and I want to thank you for all you did for us. Each and every one of you have
touched our lives.
We want to thank all the men that helped us this fall. I know that many came
when they had crops to be harvested at home. What a sacrifice for them! A wife
of anyone involved in agriculture has to give and take a lot. Many of you work side
by side with your husbands. Late dinners, lunch to the field and always the "go for" trips.
But you know, this life isn't bad. Just look around you and enjoy what you are able
to see each day: beautiful sunrises and sunsets; beautiful snow scenes; ice on the
evergreens and fences; new born animals; just mother nature at work.
Don has farmed in this area for 55 years. We have shared in the farming operation for
45 years. However, this now must end for us. But what a life! We were able to
raise Brenda and Brian on the farm. They have done well and we are very proud parents.
We have even been blessed with grandchildren. Plus, in January, there will be an
additional grandson to carry on the Cremer name. Being grandparents is GREAT!!
You have all added to our cherished memories of farm life. Just remember there will
be some bad years but the good ones will make it all worth it. Thanks for letting us
share this evening with you.
God Bless - Don & Kay
November 16, 2003
To read about the harvest at the Cremer farm, click here.