In the Autumn Years of His Life, 92-year-old LDS Man Keeps Farming

Thurman Mackay spent the summer as he has spent many previous summers: on his hands and knees in his backyard, tending his garden on his half-acre lot in Taylorsville.

Many gardeners choose to get on their hands and knees as they care for their plants, but for Mackay, who will turn 93 in January and is unable to walk without help, it’s the only way.

“I was a farmer from the time I was born,” Mackay said. “And I’m still farming.”

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