LETTERS


| January/February 1959



A Wheat Threshing Bee in North Carolina

A Wheat Threshing Bee in North Carolina.

Robert W. Lyeerly

SIRLOIN SLOUGH

This has been a wet year in these parts but our feeding barn is blown full of wheat straw for bedding and oats straw for feeding with hay. To get the 28 inch Baker to the upper barn we had to use the Caterpillar while Miss Huber had a time finding enough traction pulling nothing. This would have been some season for a custom run folks would have had to haul the grain to our farm.

W. T. (Bill) RICHARDS, Granville, Ohio

FROM NORTH CAROLINA

I am sending you pictures of our engines also a large picture of our wheat threshing of July 4th, 1957. Mr. Johnnie Rummage and myself got together and planned for this threshing for a long time. It all started out as a sort of joke, but the more we thought about it the more we liked the idea. So after a lot of hard work getting everything ready we had our big day on the 4th. We had a big crowd and everybody sure seemed to enjoy the old time wheat threshing.

That is me standing on top of the separator and Johnnie Rummage, whose wheat we were threshing, is the one with the straw hat to the extreme right on the wagon. My father, the owner of this outfit, is standing on the back of the engine. He was checking the water at the time of the picture.

If nothing happens to prevent it, on the 4th of July, 1958, we hope to have a bigger and better day than ever. (We hope they did ELR).

ROBERT W. LYEERLY, Box 126, Mocksville, North Carolina