As sure as corn needs some rain if it's to grow, as sure as night follows the day, it rains when Paublo Agricultural Museum holds its Annual Thresherman's Reunion. Whether it was by accident or because the Museum directors and members deserved a better fate, we don't know, but the heavy rain did hold off long enough to allow the 3rd Annual Reunion to be the most successful the Museum has enjoyed.
A large crowd attended the shows and pretty much assured the reunion's success before the rains came on Sunday to bring things pretty much to a halt. The crowds enjoyed seeing farm life out of the past come to life right before their eyes. Many demonstrations such as Threshing, Steam Engine Shows, Horse and Antique Tractor Plowing, Saw Milling, Shingle Milling, Grist Milling, Broom Making, Rope Making, Baker Fan, Rock Crushing, Straw Bailing, Tomahawk Throwing, Horseshoe Pitching, Gas Engines, Antique Cars, Antique Tractor Pulls, Arts and Crafts and Flea Markets. The Antique Museum Building has many exhibits which always draw a lot of attention. As one man said, 'Where else could you go and see a 1913 Avery pull a six-bottom plow? 'The answer is probably nowhere.
There was a lot to see and enjoy and the approval of those attending was obvious. The tireless efforts of the Museum's various committees in putting together and preparing for the many activities was also quite obvious.
The eats and evening entertainment available on the grounds were surely enjoyed. Fresh corn on the cob, served by the Blue Mound Rotary Club, seemed to be a natural for such an event.
The camping facilities on the P. A. M. grounds were enjoyed by many people from far and near.
The Antique Tractor Pull drew a lot of attention, as was expected. Tractors newer than 1958 models were not allowed. Two major divisions were tractors newer than 1939 and those older than 1939.
Since the Museum has started having its Thresherman's Reunions, surely local farmers can rest a little easier. Even the thought of a drought is enough to make the toughest farmer cringe, but just knowing that P. A. M. will hold its Reunion in late July seems to give assurance that rain will come at this usually critical time for the corn crop. The first P. A. M. Reunion in 1979 ended a drought, and the way they are going, we should have rain in late July for a long time to come.