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Joe Ab's Mules

     I enjoy the blackboard. I very much appreciate what you are doing with this. Today's blackboard mentions Mrs. Joe Ab Lankford. Joe was retired while I was still young. He quit farming but kept his old pair of work mules. One year one of our peanut threshing crew left for California right during the harvest. That left us short one wagon. Some men fixed up a wagon. Somehow, they harnessed Joe Ab's mules. They had not been worked for ten years. I was fifteen but the only one available so they gave them to me. I would fight those wild mules all day and cry all night. They finally settled down enough to get the job done, but I have never liked mules since then.
Clayton Adair, Class of 1954 (Clayton attended Moss 1942-53 and graduated from Holdenville - 1954)

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