Website revives memories of old days on the farm

Letters to the Editor

| April 2010

Just want you to know how much I enjoy your website. It brings back many memories.

I’m 81 and was a town kid, but during World War II we all had to help out on the farms. I was born and raised in north Iowa. I remember plowing all night with a steel-wheeled John Deere D. You could put it into the furrow and get off and walk behind it to get warm. I learned early on that I could operate a Deere because of the hand clutch. I tried to operate an Allis but was not big enough to push the clutch, and ran one through a fence. Farms were 160 acres at that time, oats in a field this year and corn the next. Real flat country too: all 160 under the plow. Check-row planting and on and on.

Keep up the good work, and thank you!

Roy Thorn
Joplin, Mo.

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