Grandpa shrugged when the feds at the kitchen door said the pigpen weeds were marijuana, and they were there to cut them down and burn them. “Got lots more weeds—feel free to cut them, too.” Marijuana was in the news a lot when I first heard this story. Mom and I laughed at her father’s
Susan Blackwell Ramsey
Susan Blackwell Ramsey is the author of the book A Mind Like This (University of Nebraska Press, 2012), which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.