SOOT IN THE FLUES

THE BELL WITCH


| November/December 1988



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Troy Pawson

I don't believe it but this year is fast leaving us as we see it is time for the November/December issue dear Folks, where has it gone? The years really do go faster as we get a little older each year. Well, anyhow, enjoy what's left of '88 for in just a short time, it will be '89!

Well, I'm sure many of you think it's too soon to think of Christmas many like to catch the Spirit before jumping into all the things that come with Christmas. Some folks get it all done early, like our daughter, Keli she is usually done with shopping by September so I asked her the other day, 'Do you have all your shopping done (August)?' She replied, 'All done but the immediate family,' meaning her children, Kortni, Megan, Timothy and hubby. Personally, I admire her, she is so efficient and organized. I can only try to be that way, for it is nice to keep a house and home as well-run as she does, and they enjoy everything that goes with Christmas. She just gets finished early so they can enjoy it. And the little ones are going to be the same way; when they get things out, they know they must clean them up, and they have their chores and HEY! I can't condemn that! I tried to be that way, but didn't quite make it as she does. I say it's a big plus (if you remember, she used to work for IMA and GEM for several years and believe me your letters and all work had the same priority). Well, here's hoping you enjoy the upcoming season and now onto the letters from our family of IMA readers:

This letter comes from JOE B. DILL, Route 1, Box 26, Lascassas, Tennessee 37085: 'I am letting you know how much I like your column and it has helped me find answers to questions, for instance, the cart scale, warehouse cart with built-in-scale. I owned one and didn't know where they were made or who made the weighing outfit. Everyone who saw us weigh with ours had never seen a scale like them.

'My inquiry in your column gave me the answer from several IMA readers who had a set and some were for sale. One letter said that the scale was made in Detroit, Michigan by American Harrow Co. We had used our scale as far back as I can remember. My dad used them to weigh the grain, hay bales, cotton, etc.

'I also found proper colors for Deering Ideal mower through a mower collector, Mr. John Morris, Union, Oregon. His name being given to me by Ed Bredemeier.

'I noticed push binder pictures in IMA and not being familiar with that type binder I could not see what was keeping the binder from tipping over forward. I wrote IMA and received letters letting me know just how the binder is made. The balancing weight and heavy castor wheel under driver at rear of push tongue keeps the machine from tipping forward. I had several answers and all positive that the cast iron weight and castor wheel make the push binder a well-balanced machine. I have also seen an instruction book since I received push binder answers of the manufacturer's recommendation for driving a 4 or 6 horse team on corners.