"My Cow Come In"

Phyllis got her first job while we were living with Bill's parents in Somerset, KY. A dear family friend, Ralph Shearer, owned the Southern Belle Dairy company and offered Phyllis a job as receptionist for the summer. Unbeknownst to Phyllis, one of her duties would be to take calls from rural farmers regarding reproduction cycles, artificial insemination, etc.

One day she received a call from one of those farmers stating (use your best southern drawl here), "My cow come in." Phyllis said that she would pass along the information. She left her desk and went to speak with Ralph to inquire about what the farmer's call meant. Ralph explained that the dairy had an artificial insemination program and the farmer was telling her that he had a cow that had "come in heat" so that the dairy could send their artificial breeder to the farm to inseminate the cow.


Learning a new language is always challenging!

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