.......well, actually, she was the reserve grand champion in the "fitting and showing" class of the swine project at the Pawnee County 4-H Fair.
Her name was Briana O'Neill, and Dad would have been pleased that she won the first $50 savings bond given in his memory.
"She's a good girl," Mom told me. "She comes from a nice family."
That's Mom in the background of my photograph. The savings bond is one of two that will be given in Dad's honor at the annual 4-H fair. The second will go to the total points winner in the junior division of the horse project on Friday. That's appropriate, because Dad loved horses and he was a swine project leader for decades.
Sure, it's only $50, but it's a way for Dad to keep giving to the organization - and the young people - that he loved.