The Long Drive……by Uncle Vernon

On March 15, 1940 we moved from Schubert’s to Honey Creek on Selma Erhardt’s farm.  We paid the man that moved us $2.00 per load.  There were quite a few loads, farm equipment, cattle, wood stoves, etc…..  To save $2.00 I drove from Schubert’s to Honey Creek with the wagon, 2 mules, and a small load of farm equipment.  I was 13 years old, that’s about 12 miles and four or five hours travel time.  That was and experience for me, I will always remember.

3 thoughts on “The Long Drive……by Uncle Vernon

  1. I remember when I was 13 or 14 driving the tractor and hay baler from grandma’s to Kermit Sommerer’s farm. I felt very old and responsible. Dad drove behind me the whole way in the truck.

  2. I don’t remember that. Maybe I knew and forgot. You were always pretty responsible, though. I do remember your being with Dad at Kermit’s when he baled.

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