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Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-09-2004 at 18:28:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been battling too much rain, mud, my stamina, and the colossal of all farming machine colossus’s. One gigantic plug ended my hay mowing last night just before dark. A sharp knife I spent most the morning clearing that plug. While doing so, I discover a $1.00/$2.98 part missing. Luckily one on the shelf (as they can’t be had without special order or HM) I installed the gibe key with several determined blows with my medium sized ball peen hammer.
Walla, I’m back in the JD saddle again, only to see heavy storm clouds looming over the western tree line‘s horizon. Two/three rounds trying to finish last night‘s mowing, Mother Nature finished my afternoon’s efforts for me. Thoroughly soaked to the skin, peeled of the wet, sitting down for only a moment, thinking clean dry clothing, I falls asleep.
Horror of horrors, the house wide open to the needed airs of cross ventilation there comes upon the door a knock, and Sue bless her heart hardly expecting the unusual starts coming in. Thankfully, Frieda, with a back handed throw of a light blanket, saved Sue an agonizing sight. My bony knees and that once proud and cherished part of my anatomy, my navel. Gotcha!!!!

Clod    Posted 06-09-2004 at 18:44:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know why I like Ferns stories.He is the original honest working man.He is proud to be able to do a hard days work.I think Merrle Haggard must have met Fern to make that song he call workin man.Long as his two hands are fit to use! My daddy was a workin man,,He worked untill the lord took him away.It is not real popular on TV to be a working man.Nor when they teach school,I doubt if they teach about honest hard work is not a sin in the eyes of God..Now one of my most favorite Yankees was mr Longfeller.He made a long poem of sorts about another honest hard working man.But I lived in Washington DC back when Bill was king..A honest working man was looked down upon there. Education was highly respected. Few knew how to unclog a kitchen sink..But if we dont get some respect for folks like Fern,,Our country will sink too.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-09-2004 at 19:11:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
How do I begin? This no song title, just a try at an explaination why I am like I am. Three things in life I enjoy the most: my wife, my work, my meals. And if somebody was to ask who I was I would give my name first, married, father of only the children Clink knows about. (Covering my a…..never mind). I think most of the credit for making me what I am has to go to dad. He loved doing things with his hands. Of course he grew up into the Great depression when making do and recycling was these is generations watch word. My folks first house dad traded cut firewood for boards tucked under porches, over garage ceiling joists, or leaning in a barn. He used to make the most fantastic things out of junk I had ever seen. Wish he could see some of my accomplishments!
He made me proud of a good days work: we would sit side by side and admire our accomplishments: A basement dug and the footing set ready for concrete, be it the raised skeleton of a new house admired only the evening the framing had been completed, a new mown hay field. a moue full of hay, a grape arbor (five acres) pruned, tied, and brush hauled away or an orchard pruned for that same matter, a piece of furniture made without power-tools. The sparkle of appreciation when my mom had water in the house That is another story.
Dad allergic to grease and oil, I learned on my own the workings of an engine and transmission. Rather overhaul a automatic transmission than a four barrel carburetor. Had to learn these things to fill in the Winters saving the money for more important child nourishment. If I had only known where they had come from I would have put a stop to it: BUT, if it weren’t for kisses sweeter than wine.
Lordy, I am getting carried away.

donna in w.v    Posted 06-09-2004 at 19:19:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i always love to read your posts . I'm always amazed at your energy. Hubby is 67 and still worked 12-14 hrs a day with his dad who is 84yrs.young.I only hope i can do as well when i get their age.

Clod    Posted 06-09-2004 at 19:29:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Donna..This kinda of life has become obsolete in the minds of the higher ups in entertainment.That is the ones who make the younger generation think that life is a play world.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-09-2004 at 19:28:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Donna:
Two things do a man in: boredom and nothing to look forward to. Needs make a mans energy strong. Have watched to many retirees wither and die fro lack of something or someone to care for. Combine these elements I think that individual is a better man.
I watched my grandfather die. He barbered till Eighty two. Closed his shop, died of loneliness and boredom two years later. Had he stayed open, I think he’d have lived longer. At least he could have gone down talking baseball while still clipping.
My view point!

Clod    Posted 06-09-2004 at 19:34:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Upper Michigan? I saw an old documentary .It had an old film.There was Henry Foord chopping his own firewood,He was very rich at the time..Do you think Bill Gates would pick up an axe and chop his own firewood? NOPE!You guys up there built America.I wish I had my 55 Chevy back now.

donna in w.v    Posted 06-09-2004 at 19:33:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
you have such a wonderful attitude about life. It is a pleasure to know you ,sir. Hope to chat with you for 20 years at least.

DD    Posted 06-09-2004 at 19:46:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with all of the above : )

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