|Sally Bair in the Gardens in Hegins|
When did Harry Meet Sally? Back in 1992 - when very few people had email addresses I met Sally Bair. Sally was a media specialist that lived in Hegins PA. Hegins is only 30 or so miles from my home in Tamaqua PA. I want to tell you about the first time I have ever been in Hegins. It was yesterday.
Sally and I have common interests - computers - cameras - college sports - and farms. Many of you know that I spent my first 6 years on a farm south of Tamaqua. Sally has spend her whole life on 34 acres in Hegins. Her Mom and Dad are still alive at age 95. They have a beautiful home on a productive farm.
We had a Pennsylvania Dutch meal there of pot roast - chicken - fresh corn we picked - fluffy mashed potatoes - peach cobbler - chocolate cake with peanut butter icing - and ice cream.
Wayne and Jean are the sweetest people. Wayne was a farmer and a miner - like my Dad. Wayne even ran his own bootleg coal hole. Jean was a nurse that served in the Coaldale Hospital by taking a bus from Hegins. She also worked in the Childrens' Hospital in Philly commuting from Schuylkill County by train.
My biggest honor was that Wayne let me drive his Farmall Super C Tractor. Wayne bought the tractor new in 1952 - and it has never left his farm. The tractor had a hand throttle - pull start - separate brakes for each of the back wheels. It started right up - first time - every time. I am only 4 years older than that tractor.
After dinner - Lulu and I rant off to Knoebels Grove to meet friends - Marylou - Carl - Jean - and Bill.
|I cannot remember a meal better than this one. |
Lulu - Sally - Jean - Wayne
|34 acres just this side of heaven - |
in the Pennsylvania Hills where I was born.
|No I was not picking any bugs out of my ear.|
|Wayne Bair with his 1952 Farmall Super C. |
He owns it 63 years.
|I loved driving the Super C.|