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House for Sale: Living the Good Life on a Blueberry Farm

House for Sale: Living the Good Life on a Blueberry Farm
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While visiting with Mark and Betty, we noticed a handsome plaque hanging over a German-made tile coal/woodstove located in the usual fireplace spot. It appeared to be St. George slaying not a dragon but a bunch of nuclear missiles. “That was given to Mark,” said Betty, noticing our interest in it, “by the widow of the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, the late Thomas J. Watson Jr., who served during the years before the Soviet Union began to collapse.”

Turns out that Mark was the deputy chief of mission during those same turbulent years, and, as Betty said quietly in an aside, “Everyone knew that it was the deputy who did all the work.” Suddenly we realized it would be no exaggeration to say we were sitting in the presence of a man who had actually played a significant role in protecting U.S. interests during the Cold War!

So, hey, don’t ever underestimate a Rhode Island blueberry farmer.

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