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Like other typical farm boys in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, my brothers and I were taught to drive in our fields as early as twelve years old. Perhaps I should say, “by the time we could reach the pedals and see over the windshield”. By age fourteen, I was driving our old 1949 Studebaker flatbed truck, picking up bales of alfalfa hay in our fields, and driving loads of wheat to the grain elevator in town on my own. Most of you are probably not familiar with the Studebaker brand. They went out of business in back 1967, but were not even common to see before that. Studebaker was known for making some very ugly models with decent engines and beautifully styled cars with poor engines. They couldn’t seem to get it right. Their most successful selling pickups and trucks but it was not enough to keep them afloat.
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