Maybe. But I’m pretty sure not.
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In this issue: Winter in Vermont
I absolutely loved reading the story about the Ackermanns from Vermont by Ben Hewitt.
I happen to be a college professor in Nashua, NH and I had just commented to my wife about one of my students sitting in front of me in sweat pants and a sweatshirt; and she was wearing slippers! I asked her if her feet were cold and she said the slippers had fleece lining so she was OK. It was 11* when I left home to go teach the class (8AM). and then I saw the story by Ben…”…everyone’s walking around in sweatpants hanging off their ass”…
I wondered what Jimmy would say if he walked onto my campus.
It was a pleasure to read about 2 young people (roughly the same age as my students) who are so hard working. Very Inspirational story Ben!
P.S. I must add some of my students do not dress in sweatpants; so I have faith they (may) be as successful as the Ackermanns.
Thanks for the story.
from a longtime Yankee subscriber…
George F. Scollin
I absolutely loved this story. I picked the issue off the newsstand for an article about gardening but when I read this story it made me a subscriber. The grit and charm of these two people exemplify everything I love about being a New Englander. I wish them heavy pockets, light hearts and many long years.
Love it, love it and love it. In a disposable, tear down and McMansion society this couple is what America was built on;hard work, determination and team work. Couples today seem so much in their own worlds and cannot relate to each other. I truly hope the Ackermans remain vigilant and full of resolve as they recreate early society.
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