Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:27 pm
In 1954 we moved from near Owensville, Mo., to near Potosi, Mo. Dad put the buzz saw on the front of the 41 H (now known as EJ), hooked a one row pull type cornpicker behind it, and a 4 wheel wagon behind that. On the wagon was both a flat hay bed, with a corn bed setting on top of it. In the bed was a plow, disk, cultivator, corn planter, as well as the little furniture we had at the time. Due to the hills, gearing of the H, and limited horse power of an H, much of the trip was made in 4th gear, which is a top speed of 5mph. It took all of one day and part of another to make the 60 mile trip, with Mom and I following in the Model T.
In 1964 we moved from the farm we were renting to one we had just bought. The move was one mile, and much of it was done once again with EJ pulling the wagon to move things.
Now 44 years later Mom has moved one more time, since she is no longer able to stay by herself, and we have moved her to a mobile about 10 feet from my house. The move was half a mile, and thanks to the great folks on this forum EJ has done the job one more time. 2 trips yesterday, and another one today.
Sorry, I forgot to take pictures.
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:44 pm
I am really glad for you that EJ was able to make this particular trip. Nice to hear your Mom is now safely ensconced in the new mobile at your place. Sure helps to keep things in perspective when an old friend can still do what is asked of him. Even though we age, some things like EJ can bring memories right back to life...
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:28 pm
Glad to hear the H was up to the task! It is funny to think that you moved all that stuff with the H many many years ago. Can you imagine the looks you would get from people if you loaded all that stuff on a tractor and drove for a day and a half to move?
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:15 pm
EJ moving and transfer
54 years experience
Bet your mom didn't think there was anything unusual about that move huh?? take care. Grump