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  1. Matt-----that group of plowing pictures sure are showing off some scenic countryside in the backgrounds. We are just beginning to note early tinges of the fall season coming this way here in the Mississippi Delta. DD
  2. Glad to see other parts of the country use the old "Short Rows" term. (as in-------we got it cornered up-----got it in the short rows now) Congratulations on completion of harvest------always a great feeling. Seems to be in the farming perspective-------the short rows are not always referred to in it's most favorable definition. But worth noting------there are some aspects of life where "the short rows" and "long rows" are viewed most favorably. As in the title of my song: Long rows of Cotton-----short rows of Love!!!!!😎 DD
  3. As I think about Welker's history books--------looks to me his book is going to need more pages than most of old codgers here on RedPower. Welker (and my grandson) need to know all of the happenings up until now-------plus another 70+ yrs in the future as they roll on forward into future. You've got a big task in front of you Welker------Chuck Yeager wasn't the only one who had big shoes (to fill)!!!!!!πŸ‘ Keep the ball rolling-------- DD
  4. Mader----- I have same problem during summer months. Non-summer-------I wear vests with inside pockets an get along pretty good. Not very active anymore-----but can well imagine keeping up with a cell phone in your line of business. Have wondered about the magnetic nail/small tool pouches that fasten onto your belt????? Anybody try one of them?? DD
  5. Great picture of your great Grampa with the firetruck Hammer. I believe that the anvil pictured has a "spit shine". I have never had a pair of boots that shined like that!!!!πŸ‘πŸ˜€ DD
  6. TwoStep------I am not that knowledgeable on the Studebaker-----but guess it to be an early '50s??? What I did want to note is the body style similarity to the GMC/Chevrolets of that time. Makes you wonder if they were buying some body parts from GM?? I am thinking that Studebaker built trucks upward to 1.5----2 ton sizes??? DD
  7. Had totally forgotten about the Avanti. And Studebaker also made p-ups. Funny------even though not near as popular a a "big three" vehicle; it seems like whoever driving a Studebaker-------absolutely swore by them. DD
  8. Hammer---- Gonna need to get you to chop the repeated posts out with your new tomahawk. (my dull fingers and duller mind don't seem to work!!!)πŸ€πŸ€” DD
  9. I never knew Studebaker had built wagons until I brought this one home amongst some other antique scrap iron from my 4th grade teacher's little farm. I sold her farm for her and gave her a credit on the sales commission for a pile of scrap iron and an old one room building sitting on the property. The little building was old------but solid as a rock. She was moving from the country into an assisted living facility------I tried to help her all I could. I knew her $$$$$$ were going to be short. Also have a couple of large creosote bridge timbers. Always thought I would utilize the
  10. I never knew Studebaker had built wagons until I brought this one home amongst some other antique scrap iron from my 4th grade teacher's little farm. I sold her farm for her and gave her a credit on the sales commission for a pile of scrap iron and an old one room building sitting on the property. The little building was old------but solid as a rock. She was moving from the country into an assisted living facility------I tried to help her all I could. I knew her $$$$$$ were going to be short. Also have a couple of large creosote bridge timbers. Always thought I would utilize the
  11. I never knew Studebaker had built wagons until I brought this one home amongst some other antique scrap iron from my 4th grade teacher's little farm. I sold her farm for her and gave her a credit on the sales commission for a pile of scrap iron and an old one room building sitting on the property. The little building was old------but solid as a rock. She was moving from the country into an assisted living facility------I tried to help her all I could. I knew her $$$$$$ were going to be short. Also have a couple of large creosote bridge timbers. Always thought I would utilize the
  12. I never knew Studebaker had built wagons until I brought this one home amongst some other antique scrap iron from my 4th grade teacher's little farm. I sold her farm for her and gave her a credit on the sales commission for a pile of scrap iron and an old one room building sitting on the property. The little building was old------but solid as a rock. She was moving from the country into an assisted living facility------I tried to help her all I could. I knew her $$$$$$ were going to be short. Also have a couple of large creosote bridge timbers. Always thought I would utilize the
  13. I never knew Studebaker had built wagons until I brought this one home amongst some other antique scrap iron from my 4th grade teacher's little farm. I sold her farm for her and gave her a credit on the sales commission for a pile of scrap iron and an old one room building sitting on the property. The little building was old------but solid as a rock. She was moving from the country into an assisted living facility------I tried to help her all I could. I knew her $$$$$$ were going to be short. Also have a couple of large creosote bridge timbers. Always thought I would utilize the
  14. Wagons: I have remnants of an old Studebaker wagon running gear with steel wheels. Anybody know when the steel wheels came into play and the wooden wheels phased out?? Or-----any literature or information on the Studebaker wagon line. Apparently they were a big name in wagons at one time. Always wanted a wooden wheel wagon------even wooden wagon wheels. Not many around down this way. Sounds like your buddy "Festus" was a real character TwoStep. DD
  15. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘ A salute to Captain Waskow and Ernie Pyle-------very moving. Leaves with a feeling of peacefulness/humility-----while at the same time makes me want to go forward and take out all of the trashy bastaxds that have been wrecking America with their rioting and looting. If it wasn't for the likes of Captain Waskow and Ernie Pyle and thousands of others------these low life creeps would not even be here. Proud to be a Marine-----even though old, faded and decrepit. Stand up America!!!! Thanks for posting Steve C. DD
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    Neat idea Finney-----the flag design really shows up with the backlighting by the fire.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ DD
  17. Ralph----"patched it up temporarily a few years ago and plan on a more permanent fixin........" Uhhhh------sounds like me operating under my theory of: "Don't do today what you might not want to do tomorrow" Now I am stepping over a shop full of unfinished projects-------incuding my steam whustle project and a forge that was to be shipped to Hammer & Son Farm up in Illinois several years ago. Hammer you and Hammer, Jr. probably need to ride off down this way and see if we couldn't load your pickup with rusty/dusty "collector " items of scrap iron. The price is r
  18. Been watching the breaking news tonight that both Trump and Melania have tested positive with Corona Virus. Glad to see Gary is running out front by testing the Russian vaccine-----with the only adverse effect being that his computer has converted to Russian print. You may be the last man standing Gary!!!! One thing for sure------everybody is susceptible to it. Both my general physcian (family doctor) an cardiologist have had pretty strong cases of the virus. The cardiologist checked himself into the hospital early one morning with serious lung problems. (don't have an update on
  19. Gary----re: " checked the coils" does the Model T have a coil for each cylinder------where does the term "coils" fit the Model T???. I always understood that the Model T had one coil similar to the coil on the 8N and 9N Ford tractors. (may be that I am confused with the Model A ?) Never been around a model T or a model A. Take the ignorant to school on this subject. ****** On the subject of cannonballs------Google somehow landed on Johnny Cash and the Walbash Cannonball tonight. I could listen to that song all day long. DD
  20. Damn------what a sad story from MTO. I have heard of good luck; bad luck; and hard luck. Looks like MTO consistently has perpetual "hard luck"!!! Maybe you can capitalize on your hard luck by working a commercial advertisement for Viagra????? Good luck------I don't even know this guy------but find myself being concerned about some of these "predickaments" that always seem to find their way to MTO's door!!!!!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ DD
  21. TwoStep----- I never picked any cotton by hand other than in "play mode"-----sometimes just going to the field for entertainment or baby sitting purposes. (didn't have to-----but alot of schoolmates picked in earnest until their family's small acreage crop was harvested-------then they would come to school). The only sacks I am familiar with were 7 ft and 9 ft sacks. (mostly 9 ft). I mostly remember sacks weighing up in the 100--150 lb range. Probably an occasional 200 when sacks were short. Downside of the heavier sack was the extra time spent packing it-----plus handling i
  22. Gary----- Sorta hard to tell the actual size of the cannon balls in your picture-----but the small shot looks very similar to what was commonly known as "grape shot"------used as a "scatter" shot similar to buckshot in a shotgun. Always understood that it was used as a last resort when you were facing advancing troops in close proximity to your position. I couldn't think of a worse feeling than knowing you had a blast of grape shot looking you in the face. Where did your cannonballs come from------maybe the Indian Wars??? DD
  23. I reckon I should take my cannonball somewhere and have it decommissioned". Truth of the matter------I had always wanted to "return to sender"!!!!🀐 One of my men uncovered it sometime maybe in the late 70's while chisel plowing. We just had ROPS on the tractors back then. He was holding it with his foot when it rolled off. He stopped and tried to find it-----with no luck. I told him if he ever saw it again-----to pick it up and bring it to the shop. Sure enough------the very next year, he plowed it up again and brought it straight to the shop. Been soaked with rain for 11
  24. Yankee Civil War cannonball and warped rake wheels---- Well-------I do have a cannonball; so that's good start!!!!😎 Have posted a picture of the cannonball here before in times gone by------believe it's a 12 pounder. DD
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