Thursday, October 08, 2009

The bang board

TOM==Sounds okay to me I am just getting mud off my shoes that I had on Sunday. I am 86 years old so I just got in on the end of the hand corn picking. Back then it was open pollinated corn so you were bent over all day long and a hundred bushels a day was a big day. I would guess a good picker could do a lot better in the highbred corn if he could get between the 20 inch rows. Back then we had 42 inch rows. The hired guys that picked got around .05 cents a bushel, maybe a little more if they brought their own gloves. A lot of young farm boys hired out to pick after they got their own or their dad's picked. rap

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