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LAMP LESSONS

This is a piece about the resilience and character of early Kensington residents.

      In the  years  immediately  following  World  War  II

            Kensington  Estates  was  built  on  the  Peters  family  farm;

       every  morning  before  daybreak,  Mr.  Peter's  would  take  his  kerosene

            lamp  to  feed  and  milk  his  dairy  cattle  in  what  is  now  my  back  yard;  being  very  cautious  and  judicious  of  his  surroundings  and  the  animals

       in  his  care.  Nothing  was  taken  for  granted  as  he  went  about  his  early

morning  and  evening  routines.  Gathering  fresh  hay  from  his  fields  and 

       bringing  in  the  herd  from  pasture  land;  tending  to  the  needs  of  all

his  animals  and  also  those  in  his  family.  As  they  sat  around  table  by 

       lamp  light  they  gave  thanks  to  their  creator  and  sustainer  for  all  which  had  been  given  in  trust  to  them.  Life  was  difficult  in  those  early

        years  but  by  the  lamp  of  faith  and  trust  in  their  creator  they  thrived

for  many  years.  As  I  drive  by  their  fam  house  on  Summit  Avenue  I  wonder  and  marvel  at  the  works  and  accomplishments  of  these  early 

Kensington  pioneers.

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