6th ANNUAL Day Of Yesterday


| March/April 1988

  • Thresher and McCormick baler
    Glen Mallet's 1946 JD thresher and 1918 McCormick baler.
  • Wayne Russert
    Wayne Russert, black smith shop.
  • Joan Rose
    Joan Rose making soap.
  • Ruby Thomson
    Ruby Thomson churning butter.

  • Thresher and McCormick baler
  • Wayne Russert
  • Joan Rose
  • Ruby Thomson

FRAPA No. 309, 1095 Woodmoor Drive, Monument, CO 80132.

It was breaking day as I pulled into the Mallet Farm, northeast of Pay-ton, Colorado, Sunday, September, 1986. The house was all aglow as Ilene Mallet was getting the food ready and Glen was out checking on the cook tent. Members and friends had set it up Saturday. All display and parking areas were roped off, comfort stations in place, water turned on to the hydrant and hay bales in place for seats. Glen opened the gate and we were ready for a show!

This had been the Mallet's Day of Yesterday show in previous years. This time a club was formed to take some of the burden off the Mallet family.

It wasn't long before exhibitors and people started to show up. A free breakfast of pancakes and eggs was served to the exhibitors who made it prior to 10:00 AM. This encouraged a good early set up. Breakfast was available to the spectators as well.

Promptly at 10:00 Glen fired up his 22-36 McCormick and belted up to the John Deere thresher. He produced about 20 bushels of wheat for the early crowd. During the day he threshed two more times so everyone had a chance to watch. Ron Brauer then started up his little Montgomery Ward hammer mill and ground several bushels of grain. After that Glen got his hand feed fodder cutter going and cut up some cow feed.

My son and grandson operated my display. I brought a 1925 '92' May tag, belted to a 1916 IHC corn sheller with a 1930 '92' Maytag pulling a 1987 Hurley elevator. This moved shelled corn up to the hopper of a 1917 Fairbanks-Morse steel burr mill, powered by a 1938 'LA' 1? HP IHC gas engine.


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