Here's a short essay I read at Thanksgiving 2018.
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Happy 40th Birthday Brushy Land
by Brad Stone, November 2018

Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating what youíve got. So today is the perfect day to express how thankful I am for this land. It was forty years ago just yesterday that my father bought this place Ė an outstanding decision at the top of a long list of Dan Stoneís outstanding decisions.

When Iím not here I enjoy thinking about this land; the trails, and the laughter, and the structures - like The Kitchen, and The Pole Barn, and of course Brushyhenge - a reflection of Dadís creative mind; an intimate wooden structure whose only purpose in life is to gather humans so that we might share a moment together.

Brushy Land is where new abilities are learned, new passions discovered, new friends made. Itís where kids grow up, and adults play like children.

I sure miss those who are no longer with us, but I can see those of the past in those of the present - and it warms my heart. I am thankful to spend this day with you. And I look forward to many more shared moments on this land.


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