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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Whatcom families nurture a life with the gentle giants of beer-commercial fame

Lynden draft-horse legend Fred Polinder Jr., 85, who was on hand for the first International Plowing match 72 years ago, doesn't let his walker keep him off the field at the most recent event, where he gives advice to his grandson, Courtney Polinder, the fourth-generation keeper of the Polinder clan's distinctive black Clydesdales.