| November/December 1964

Our sod house in Okley, Kansas. I threshed wheat and oats years ago, when I was a young man, with my father. He started out with horse power and threshed wheat with steam until 1931. He came to Kansas in a wagon train in 1869. He was in Abilene when Wild Bill was marshall. Many a fried chicken dinner I have had in this old sod house and cook shack. I used cook shack humey on my bread syrup. Thank God for these men and women that made this great country fit to live in through hard work, sweat and blood. If I had my choice, I still would pick this body of men to go down that long road with.

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