| November/December 1954

R.D. 1, Kearney, Missouri

'Twas the busy threshing season but the work was going slow teams and drivers idly waiting for the signal that meant 'go'. Came a puff and then a roaring mules and horses both took fright pitchers wildly waving pitchforks, drivers pulling leather tight. When at last the panic lessened and the boss checked all in sight and the engineer came crawling from beneath a tumbled load then the two checked up the damage made repairs with all their might boss said, 'Boys, the show's all over it was just the mud-head blowed.'