The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Greetings to everyone in western Illinois. Well, this past week we had us another couple go arounds of rain.
At about .6 inch to .7 inch rain each, it was a disappointment for those trying to harvest crops in a timely fashion.
As wet as the soil was before the rains it don't take much to mire things up for a spell. At least we didn't receive the 5 inches in one hour rain that Rochester, Minnesota, received last Friday. We have much to be thankful for.
It is hard to believe but there are some areas of our great nation that are bone dry. They would welcome the rain, especially those areas in the southern states.
Some are concerned around here that the weather is take'n on characteristics similar to last spring.
If'n you remember we had a good early start and then came rain, rain, rain. All the while whether prediction folk forecast weather condusive to a rapid plant'n season.
For now, those folk are call'n for the next 8 to 10 days to be ideal harvest'n weather. We'll wait and see. What choice do we have?
Well, that be'n as it is, folks are eagerly wait'n for next week to be dry, allow'n for plenty of harvest to take place. Those upward price spikes of 20¢ to 30¢ on corn and beans don't hurt anything either, unless you've already forward sold. Helps offset some of the yield losses folks speak of.
It sure was good to learn recently that the recession is now officially over.
Cornelius sez, "It seems mighty convenient the recession was discovered, with much to do about it, just before the last election precisely in time to give political control to a new bunch.
The liberal press made much to do of the recession, help'n the new bunch along. Now this announcement, as to the recessions end, exactly in the nick of time before the next election to keep the new bunch in office.
He is a hope'n everyone is enjoy'n their new announced prosperity and can take it for what it's worth".
Sandy Bob sez, "It goes to show politicians know they can create a recession for their political benefit and they think they can put a recession to sleep for their gain simply by flapp'n their jaws with the right spin on them. It really helps when the liberal press gets behind them buzzards and supports their cause."
Buster Jigs sez, "This time it might not work however, and the voters, or at least many of them, are upset enough to vote the scallywags out of office".
A big drug raid up north into Henderson County shows that at least it was not too wet a summer to grow a good crop of hemp that some folk likes to smoke, for health reasons of course. Bill Jones sez, "He expects if'n they don't inhale the stuff, as President Clinton claimed, it wouldn't do anyone much harm".
Jasper Jenx sez, "Maybe that feller that was caught grow'n it in a nearby timber could lay claim to forgett'n which state he was in, fer I hear it is now legal in some of our states. It is also possible, with the right lawyer, he could profess he was only grow'n it for one of them states to export to them a higher quality Illinois product right here from Oscars Hollow, try'n to help the local economy along of course".
"You wouldn't need to fix the lock and dams to get it out of these parts. Just hitch a ride on the Burlington Northern or follow Route 80 West".
One of the boys ran across something reprinted from the Los Angeles Club Bulletin "Craft-o-Grafs" May-1970. It goes as follows:
In May of 1919 at Dusseldorf, Germany, the Allied Forces obtained a copy of some of the "Communist Rules for Revolution". Now, fifty years later (it is now 91 years later) the Reds are still following the rules. We quote from these rules:
A. Corrupt the young; get them away from religion; get them interested in sex; make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness.
B. Get control of all means of publicity and thereby:
1.) Get people's minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books, plays, etc.
2.) Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
3.) Destroy the peoples faith in their natural leaders by holding them up to contempt and ridicule.
4.) Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and ruthlessly as possible.
5.) By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
6.) By specious argument, cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues; honesty, sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged work, ruggedness.
C. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with a view of confiscating them and leaving the population helpless.
Do some of these things seem familiar or is it just coincidence? Sandy Bob sez, "It might be mighty well to reflect on them for a spell and vote in the next election according to your preference for "Communist Rules for Revolution". It shouldn't be that hard to make proper comparison correlated to the appropriate politician".
The boys feel it is your country and your vote. Utilize it as you see fit! One way for bad to prevail is for good to sit idly by and do noth-n. Those scallywags are a bett'n you've got a short memory. Maybe they'll get a surprise this go around. Me self, I guess I'll reflect on them though for a spell, inbetwixt rains.
If-n you want a taste of your ancestor's farm work, the boys sez the state corn husk'n contest will be Sunday at 9am, 3.5 m. south of Roseville at the Harlan Jacobson farm.
Keep on Smile'n
Catch ya later