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J W Robinson - Year Entered 1953

J W Robinson

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11/26/14 03:51 PM #1    

Robin Connelly (1965)

It has been more that 20 years ago since I last spoke with J W.  He was living on a "gentleman's farm" near West Point Mississippi.   He kept some animals, and shared a story about buying some hay for their feed.  This was about the time that farmers around the world began bailing their hay in the enormous rolls (400 - 600 pounds).  Previously, I remember stacking bales for my uncle, which were tied with twine and weighed about 40 pounds each.  Later, when my uncle upgraded to wire binding, the weight of the bales shot up to 70 pounds per bail.   JW watched the hay salesman use a tractor with front end fork lift tines load the enormous bale into his pickup truck (on top of a heavy duty tarpoline).   When he got home, he dropped the tailgate on the truck, backed up to a tree in the pasture where he was feeding his stock, tied a rope to the tarpolin and the other end to a tree.  He then simply drove the truck out from under the bale of hay.   This simple yet ingenious procedure was typical of JW.

01/05/18 06:41 PM #2    

Robert Gentet (1957)

JW and I worked together for awhile in LAD. Being a “city slicker” whenever a farm question came in, JW was the first one I’d run to for some type of an answer. Also, he helped HLH on the PT staff with editing and he would go over my articles to be published. R.IP.


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