Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Good Day's Work:




Farmers face tough times today as well as they did  yesterday.

While most Americans during the 40's and 50's faced hardship, they made the best of what they had and managed to get by.

 The Great Depression for the American farmer was starting to end in the  late 40's and things were getting a little better for them. 

Our neighbor  Matt Durham was one of those fortunate ones.

I remember Dad and I helping Matt with some of his farming chores .

Matt had bought himself a new Farmall C series tractor near the end of the depression  and it was his pride and joy.

Utility Farmall C Series tractors  were starting to  replace the horse and Mule of that day, and could do just about anything around the farm.

Anytime you needed to mow, plow, or till something, they were able to do it much faster.

Along with many other things horses had been custom to doing.

I remember Matt bought himself a new tobacco sitter  and  dad and I  were helping him figure out how to use it .

None of us  had never sit tobacco with a sitter before.

So we all had to get acquainted together. 

After we got it figured out.

We  fell in love with it, the sitter was such an improvement over sitting tobacco plants by hand.

We sit his whole crop in just a half day.

At lunch time Matt's wife Georgia fixed a feast for us , by that time we were all starving, her food tasted so good it was the best dinner I'd ever eaten away from my mothers home cooking .

When it was time for us to go home, Matt paid Dad and I  each four dollars, we were thrilled to have money in our pockets for a change. 

Matt said we did a good days work for him and  that we were worth every penny he paid us.

Matt taught me a valuable lesson, you never go wrong doing a good days work for some one.

The benefits from it come back to you in so many ways.

Until Next Time.  God Bless.

My Meditations by,   Coleman


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