NEW YEAR'S REFLECTION


| March/April 1990



Advance and Minneapolis thresher

Robert Winger

RD #2 Louisville, OH 44641

My dad, Martin Winger, taking off for a threshing run in the early 20's with a 22 HP Advance and 36 x 64' Minneapolis thresher. Photo submitted by Robert Winger, Correll, MN 56227.

Various articles written over the years have brought to mind happenings of years ago when we had few automobiles to go anywhere, few hospitals and no electricity or water in the homes.

Walking to school. At times some had to walk up to 4 to 5 miles to get an education. Few ever got to high school, yet these pioneers developed our nation. They designed and erected the various machines for use everywhere: the locomotives, traction engines, wagons, sawmills and whatever was needed to form a nation as we have.

Gone are the days of fellowship of a neighbor. There are a few, not many, sometimes miles away.

Getting up in the morning, all the chores had to be done before going to school or planning the chores for the day. At harvest time, help was shared at the farms in the area and the women who cooked the meals at threshing time, silo filling time and also at butchering time are not forgotten.