MODEL BUILDERS SECTION-
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A prize was offered one year to the man telling the biggest days
run story. I don't recall how that came out but one thresherman
said that he raised beagle hound rabbit dogs. Yes sir, said he, my
best bitch had nineteen dog pups at one litter. He also told of
looking out of his living room window one day when a car went by
very slowly and a little boy pointed his finger to his dogs for
sale sign on the house. Soon the car came back and the man came to
the door. The thresherman's wife went to the door. The man said
I want to buy a dog for my little boy and we would like the air
dale that we saw looking out of the window when we went by. We have
only hounds to sell, said the woman. What you saw looking out of
the window was my husband.
While I am on the subject of story tellers and liars, I might
mention that the threshermen in my time were not considered
reliable when they promised the farmer that they would be on his
job. Consequently our clan got the reputation of being liars. Now
as I was brought up in the old fashioned way, I resented being
classed as a liar. However, I found by looking in the dictionary
that a liar is one who makes statements that deceive, consequently
as the farmer claimed that he put no dependence in the
thresher-man's promises he was not deceived- the thresherman
was not a liar after all. That made me feel much better.
Those old days are gone never to return. The only connection I
get with the old time threshing is when I attend the old time
meetings that I have attended several times. Also reading about the
old days, men and machines in the ALBUM.
Don't miss me if you have to send the sheriff to collect.
Now this is a little different than most of the letters you print.
I thought it might be alright for a fill in or a set job. So do
with it as you see fit.
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