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Opening letters from old friends

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It’s a pleasure to hear from old friends.

Oliver Jeffords, now 96, writes from Olympia about his hopes for our country, as he keeps close watch on the news.

Oliver had a career as an agricultural engineer, his greatest achievement being a “land drainage revolution” by inventing a perforated drainage pipe system installed with a subsoil plow.

He still keeps studying engineering solutions to farm problems, he writes.

Oliver has two step-sisters living here, Bonnie Johnson and Barbara Knight.

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