Sprint, the cell phone service provider, coined the term “framily” to encompass their customers’ friends and family. It’s a neat term, and I think it extends far past the cell phone industry.
I have always been that girl who built a framily wherever I went. I worked for Paxton Media for nearly 20 years, and there were many people there whom I loved. I mean, really LOVED. We had been through weddings, marriages, babies, sometimes divorces, and much more.
Since I have been working with the soybean board, I have found a new framily! I love my farmers, my co-workers and the folks I have met by extension. People in agriculture are the salt of the earth, GOOD people. They have highs and lows and victories and challenges, and we tend to share them amongst ourselves. Ag people are open, warm and loving, for the most part.
On the left in this photo is Lesa Elliott Clark. I’m in the middle (all teeth and curls) and on the right is Ellie Gore Waggoner (no relation, different spelling). I love them. They own and operate LeCows Dairy farm in McCracken County Kentucky, and they’ve become my people. We check on one another from time to time We text, email, facebook messenger, Instagram, whatever it takes to keep in touch.
They are good, good people, and, like many of the contacts I’ve welcomed into my framily, they’re among the people that I’d call if I had an emergency or a celebration. I think they’d do the same.
And that is a very. good. thing.