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15SandiFrostwearsmanyhatsmothergrandmotherbreastcancersurvivoractivecommunitymemberbankerandcattlewomanx14tonameafew.ShewilltellyouthatheroverridingpassionisforbreedingandshowingHerefordcattlebutyoudonx19thavetoknowSandiverylongtounderstandthatthecattleher46yearsinbankingandherinvolvementincommunityservicearealljustwaysofsatisfyingherrealobsessionx14helpingotherpeoplerealizetheirgoals.MeetSandiFrostcattlewomanpeopleperson.x1cSomepeoplecallmeFrostyx1dsaysSandiwhoisanythingbutcold.Shehasawarmheartbornofastrongfamilybondandyearsofworkinghardtolendahandtothepeoplesheloves.InfactitwasthroughhelpingoutherfatherasayoungchildthatSandidiscoveredherloveforthecattlebusiness.x1cWehadaHerefordcattleherdwhenIwasgrowingupinElburnIL.Theyx19vegotthewhitefacesalittlewhiteunderneaththeirbelliesandmaybealittleonthefeet.Mydadwasa4-HleaderandheshowedattheInternationalLivestockShowinChicagoandattheKaneCountyFair.WhenIwasveryyoungIwentwithhimandhelpedshow.Igottoshowthereallytameones.x1dSandilostherfathertragicallyandunexpectedly.x1cMydadwaskilledinafarmaccidentwhenhewas34andIwasabout14.Wehadaharvestersiloanditwasleftopenforalongtime.Ourhiredmanwentintothesilobutdidnx19tcomebackout.Somydadwentinafterhim.Itturnedoutthemanhadpassedoutfromthefumesinthesilo.Mydadhadaropeandwaspullingthemanupbutthenthefumesovercamemydadandhewentheaddownintothecorn.Buthesavedtheotherman.Atleastsomethinggoodcameoutofsomethingbad.Atleasthesavedthatmanx19slife.x1dSandihasalwayslovedherHerefordsbutshecanrememberadaywhenothersonthecattleshowcircuitfeltalittledifferently.x1cItusedtobethatblackcattleweretrendyandeveryoneusedtomakefunofme.Theycalledmycattlex18onionheads.x19NowHerefordsarethehottestbreedrunningoutontheshowcircuit.SoIgiveeverybodytroublebecausetheymadefunofmeallthoseyearsbecauseIlikedtheHerefords.x1dAsSandigotmoreinvolvedinshowingshestumbledonanotherwaytosatisfyherlovefortheHerefordlook.x1cEverybodyknowshownutsIamaboutHerefordsandafriendofminesaidhehadsomethingforme.Isaidx18Whatx19sthatx19andhesaidx18IfoundyouaHerefordhogx19Isaidx18Youx19vegottobekiddingme.x19.Buthewasnx19tkidding.ThehogswerecoloredlikeaHerefordwhitefacesandaredbody.x1dWhatbeganasaprankturnedintoanotherHerefordhobby.x1cIshowedtheHerefordhogattheSandwichfair.ItstartedoutasajokebutIwonmyrstyearandshowedHerefordhogsforabout5years.IfmyfriendshadbeenabletondmeaHerefordchickenIprobablywouldhaveshoweditx1dWhileSandix19shogsalwaysdidwellatthefairshenevertookhersidehobbytooseriously.TheHerefordhogsalwayskeptthingsinterestingmuchtothechagrinofonejudgex1cIhadagirlfriendwhohadnevershowedapiginherlifeandIreallyneededhelponeyearatthefairsoIsaidx18Youx19vegottocomehelpme.x19MygirlfriendshowedthepigbutitwentthroughherlegsandippedheronSandifollowedinherfatherx19sfootsteps.x1cHispassionforcattlebecamemypassionx1dsaysSandiwhocontinuedraisingandshowingcattlethroughthe4-Hprogram.x1cIstayedinthe4-HyouthprogramuntilIwas19.WhenIgotoutIbecameajuniorleaderandthena4-HleaderandthenIgotmarriedandIwasontheextensionhereinDeKalbCounty.x1dSandineverkickedhercattlehabit.x1cYoucouldcallitahobby.SomepeopledoIsupposebutitx19sreallyapassion.Ix19veonlygotasmallherdnowx14justsixcowsandcalves.Andanewcalfjustyesterdayx1dTHENNOW15