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Reminiscing with Dr. Gray

February 7, 2023


Giants of the Earth Heritage Center welcomes back long-time Spring Grove
resident and veterinarian Dr. James Gray. Dr. Gray will again moderate the
popular Reminiscing with Dr. Gray, conversations about farm life.


“It is
so fun to gather informally and share stories of our past. When we do this,
there is always a lot of laughter. Especially this time of year, there are
fewer opportunities to socialize, so let’s get together on the Tuesdays in
February at the Heritage Center in Spring Grove to visit and enjoy some treats
and coffee, ” said Dr. Gray.


did the idea for the afternoon gatherings originate? About 50 years ago, Dr.
Gray was out on calls on a below-zero day in February. He stopped at either the
Blackhammer, MN, or Highlandville, IA store to have a cup of coffee or a can of
pop. Then, with 15 minutes to spare, he sat down and joined the handful of men sitting
around the pot belly stove BS-ing. “It was so much fun.”


Dr. Gray as he shares stories from his wealth of experience growing up on a
farm and as a veterinarian. Be prepared to laugh as your neighbors share stories
from their life on the farm. Come ready to share personal stories.


and women are welcome to attend. The afternoon gatherings will be held at the
Giants of the Earth Heritage Center, 163 West Main Street, in downtown Spring
Grove every Tuesday afternoon in February at 2:00 p.m. There is no cost to
attend, and coffee and refreshments are provided.


week there is a different subject matter. On February 7, the conversation will
center on family pets; February 14 on country schools; February 21 on extreme
weather stories; and February 28 on rural recreation.


questions and additional information, contact Dr. Gray at 507-459-9188.

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