Category Archives: Days Gone By

A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT WINDOW II


During the days of my childhood and youth there was a saloon on main street in our town that was called the Pool Hall. It is true that there were a couple of pool tables in the back but it was … Continue reading

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A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT WINDOW


In our town there was a pub that had carried the name, THE TAVERN, for many years but, at approximately the time when I became an adult, new owners took over and named it, DEW DROP INN.  The building was … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 36 and final


This post concludes “WOOL TROMPERS”, making it the last of the excerpts from that book.  With that done, future posts will likely be few and seldom.   The Billings office had expanded by now to the point that there was … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 35


Don was our typewriter salesman from Billings and his territory included mine. He had gotten wind of what was going on and, knowing that my work was very satisfactory and appreciated in the rest of the territory, sent a memo … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 34


By this time I had gained enough experience, and learned enough about automobiles, that I was becoming aware of their deficiencies and shortcomings. But, I was confident that they would continue to improve in the future as much as they … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 33


However, when we arrived at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, our celebrity status vanished. We were swallowed up in the crowd. The Signal School there was full to overflowing and nobody there had time to give us any special recognition even … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 32


After a couple of years, Mom and Dad knew that the rented farm was not going to be profitable and began looking for something else. They found a little place near the little town of Trego that had little to … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 31


In 1948 Ray had an addition built onto the north side of the building , making a nice two-stall repair shop and converted the old one-stall shop into a parts room. With ranching and pulpwood harvesting, the economy of the … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 30


Instead, I went mowing hay the rest of the summer. Jack Coleman had bought a new Farmall model H tractor with a mower and had gone into custom mowing. It was much faster than the horse-drawn mowers that most ranchers … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 29


Saturday night was the time for going to town. Everybody worked six days a week and most ranch employees were expected to put in seven days. But, Sunday was their only hope for a break. This made Saturday the majority … Continue reading

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