| January/February 1968

529 Elaine Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213

As harvest time was drawing near,
And grain began to turn,
Then we would get our binder out
And give it much concern.

We'd check the canvasses for holes,
Make sure the slats were tight;
Inspect the guards and sections and
Make sure that they were right.

We'd oil and grease and check for wear;
Replace each damaged part,
Then check the tension on the twine,
And be all set to start.

For when the grain was fully ripe
One purpose was in view,
And that was get it in the shock;
Not rest till we were thru.

And then when sun and wind and time
Had cured and dried it out,
Then came the time of all the year
That I must tell about.