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The Wisdom Of Barnyard Bruke: Harvest Has Begun, 1955 A Banner Year

Greetings ta ever one in western Illinois and all readers of "The Quill."

This Thursday, September 22, is the official beginning of Autumn. But, around these parts "fall harvest" has already begun, least wise corn harvest that is.

Corn yields are be'n reported as very good.

Frequently heard is yields well over 200 bpa with moisture levels in the low ta mid 20's.

There are several reports of corn mold appearin'n.

One farmer had it serious enough that his corn was tested at 35% affected. That is not good, on top of already low corn prices.

This coming weekend, September 24-25, is "The Heritage Trail" weekend. With harvest in progress, it would be well fer all involved ta be extra careful on the roads. Don't let this weekend be the "End of The Trail" fer ya or any of your loved ones.

A friend of mine sent the follow'n information regard'n the year 1955 which demonstrates how much things can change.

Maybe these changes will be more meaningful fer those old enough ta remember the 50's, or more specifically - 1955.

A banner year for us.....

The Year Was 1955

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter?

If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.

When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.

Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the president.

I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They're even making electric typewriters now.

It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.

It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.

I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.

Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.

The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

There is no sense going on short trips any more for a weekend. It costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.

No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.

It they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.

Well, there ya have it then. A little trip back in memory lane. Hope ya enjoyed it.

Do many of you'ns remember those days? Things are a bit different now, but it seems we have similar perplexities on circumstances today.

Have a good rest of the week.

We have much ta be thankful for!

Hope'n ta see ya in church this week.

Remember, Wherever ya are, Whatever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!"

Keep on Smile'n

Catch a later

Barnyard Bruke