Monday, June 15, 2015

Mondays With Mary #3 (August 4, 1973)

Yep, it is the day that shall remain in infamy.

Saturday, August 4, 1973

Cleaned 3 chickens in p.m. Cleaned
house in a.m. Cut hay today. Last c no.186 had calf
Margie, Vern, & I went to Sac to Florence Wright
wedding- Mary & David
drove pickup in ditch

Sunday, August 5, 1973

Hot today. John's up for dinner
Mary went home with them
folks were out. Tom home from guard
left about 1:30 p.m. got truck out of ditch about 7 pm.
Then stopped at Mike Byerly's.

Monday, August 6, 1973

Hot & muggy & few sprinkles of rain
today.  moved 5 calves to behind machine
shed- horse behind the barn - took off cultivater
Vern got estimate on pickup at Jeff
I cleaned 3 chickens in p.m. drove over to Gene's in evening

So, other than a comment on August 13 about getting truck insurance straightened out, I have not found another mention of the truck incident. It sure seemed like a big deal at the time and has been the source of family legend for over 40 years including speculation on who the real driver was. Yet, here is the record. Just another day. Ho Hum. Still, just not the way I remember it.

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