A visit with Uncle Raymond. That’s the barn down by the road. The house is hidden
in the trees on the other side of the road. From Katherine, “ I imagine Dad had
the gun with to shoot woodchucks. They were a menace in the pastures. Their holes
could trip up a cow & she'd break a leg.”
Again, from Katherine, “... it's TY & Dad tying the wires on the bales of hay! That
old baler was SO much work. I remember a time I had to drive the tractor & was scared
to death! Dad put it in gear & I only had to steer.”
Now, here are two guys who have no clue about farm implements. Me and Uncle Raymond.
(I don’t think Uncle Raymond ever had a driver’s license).
The dogs on the farm were working dogs. Arnold would give a command and the dogs
would be off at a hundred miles an hour to go bring the cows to the barn for milking.
The dogs were very friendly and calm; probably because they were tired from chasing
From Katherine, “The group pic on the lawn has a foster boy Harry Pearsall & visitors
from Brooklyn. Oline Matteson, her daughter Myrna & Mother-in-law whose name I don't
remember. The dog is Peggy! Mom & Dad are SO YOUNG!!”