THE Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion AT Rollag, Minn., October 2, 1954


| January/February 1956



William A. Nelson

William A. Nelson, author of the poem, making adjustments on the Case separator.

The Poem describing the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion has been delayed. It is another that is far too good for the proverbial waste basket so we give it to you to enjoy.

N. B. Nelson says in his letter to the editor-'On October 2nd, 1954, The Western Minnesota Steam Threshers held their reunion near Rollag, Minn. Between three and four thousand people came to witness this event. Eight States and Canada were represented. The weather was good and everything' went over in good shape.

Let me tell you a little story
And I'll tell it all in rhyme
About a former glory
Brought back to our present time.

And in a little prologue
I'll tell you what took place
'Mid the rolling hills of Rollag
In those glorious by gone days.

For some of us remember
And often we recall
A pleasant mild September
Or later in the fall.

An early morn before the dawn
The time the roosters crow
We had just got up to stretch and
yawn
When we heard the whistle blow.