Posted 4/8/2021 09:08 (#8939505) Subject: Farmers in the Army
Cumberland County, TN
Some years ago when I was in the service, I got orders to report to Fort Dix, NJ and was pleased to discover that several of us in my outfit were off the farm. We'd spend free time talking about IH Case, Olivers, Allis-Deutz and which one could pull a 4-bottom or 5-bottom in 3rd gear, etc.
We'd overlooked several of the guys sitting and listening with puzzled looks who were from Jersey and New York. Finally, one of them piped up and said "What kind'a outfit did I get myself into? A bunch'a sodbusters? Don't you guys ever talk about cars or girls?"
Looking back on those days, it strikes me as funny that we talked about what we knew best and it wasn't either cars or girls. LOL