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THE JOHN GINTHER FARM

PARADISE FOR KIDS


WELCOME TO GRANDPA JOHN GINTHER'S PARADISE FOR KIDS!

Kids don't distinguish between what is passing and what is eternal, nor judge thereby. They are creatures of the moment, at heart they are just like grasshoppers of summer, playing in a sun they suppose innocently will always shine warm on them!

Adults, though, should be wiser with experience, and heed the Scriptures, which tell of the ant and how wise it is, to work during the summer and prepare for the dearth of the wintertime.

Scripture warns not to be like the grasshopper. But do we heed this wisdom? How many of us have continue to "play" as adults, with no more wisdom than mere children?

Grandpa John Ginther loved children dearly, and this was shown how he created a wonderful carnival just for them (and fun-loving adults too!). His God-given gift was fully displayed as he fashioned unique and priceless, horse-drawn circus wagons (one had a swing for children on it), a merry-go-round pulled by ponies, and other attractions, including the performances of trick horses.

All the horses, mules, pony carts and wagons were decorated to the hilt, with Grandpa the impresario decked out in an Abe Lincoln-type, or "stovepipe hat." No more exciting place was there to be imagined than Grandpa's farm when it came time for a reunion!

But Grandpa Ginther shared his wonderful rigs and horses with many, with numerous SD towns and hamlets on special holidays or just when he felt like treating his children or visiting children brought to see his marvels.

Share a little of this fascination John Ginther created with much work, considerable outlay of money (which was not abundant in his case!), tremendous creativity, and amazing knowledge of horses and wagonry! Grandpa Ginther is in heaven now, and we honor his memory and his love for children by this page in thanks for how he made many, many children (as well as his own grandchildren) very happy and put smiles on many people's faces over the course of his long life.





A Horse Hug



John Ginther's Mule Team



Ginthers in a Parade



Trick Ponies


"John Ginther's Summer and Winter," Tale of a Grasshopper, by Grandson Ronald Ginther


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