Time marches on

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courtesy of Leo Blaha
Leo Blaha was 12 years old when he punched his name and the date into this bucket, back in 1935. He's pictured here with two of his grandsons, both 12, Noah Pinkman (right) and Hunter Koch.

I was 12 years old when my dad, Anton Blaha, put this cedar corner post in the pasture. I took a spike (then referred to as a 1D common nail) and punched my name into the bucket in 1935.

These are two of my grandsons, Noah Pinkman from Lincoln, Neb., (right) and Hunter Koch, Yankton, S.D. They are both 12 in this photo, the same age I was when I put the bucket in place. If you don’t recognize me, I am a little older than 12 in this photo.

The fence changed because of irrigation; my looks changed because of irritation.

Leo Blaha
St. Paul, Neb.

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