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Inspirational messages in a field of grass stop people in their tracks


Five-year-old Ella Rizzolo expresses her joy at finding inspirational words mowed into a grassy field in Niwot.

The idea was hatched over dinner as Jeff and Cheryl DeLong sat out on their back deck in Niwot. Jeff said he thought it would be cool to see words out in the grassy field behind their house. Cheryl double dared him to do it. "He got a gleam in his eye," Cheryl said.

Jeff got out his electric mower, paced off the letters and cut the first word they thought of, pray. It took hours as he alternated between cutting and charging the mower--once, twice, three times, four. Four passes per letter. After he did one word, he couldn't stop himself from adding more. At last count there were nine: give...

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