Treasure Is Where You Find It

By Staff
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225 S. Washington, Belle Plaine, Kansas 67013

A few weeks ago, my wife came out to my garage/shop to bother me
with chit-chat. Seems one of our friends had told his wife to call
and have Betty tell me that he had spotted a ‘neat’ engine
in a neighbor’s garage and that the neighbor would sell it.

Well, I’d been in that fellow’s garage, neat as a pin it
was, and there wasn’t a sign of any flywheel type engine there!
So I told the wife, ‘Yeah, yeah, I’ll go see him one of
these days.’ But I just got too busy cleaning, painting,
restoring old engines to do much running around on wild goose
chases.

Then about a week later, the friend asked Betty if I had looked
at the engine. Well, when she got home from her afternoon card
game, she lit into me for not following up on such a good tip. So
just to keep her quiet, I hopped in my pickup and drove the few
blocks over to Woody’s garage.

By golly, Woody had a 1? HP Sattley, original paint and decals!
It had been in the corner of his garage for 20-some years. Needless
to say, it found a new home pronto. Betty said she could see my
grin before I even turned into the driveway. Took just a little
adjustment and it runs like a dream!

Guess the moral of this story is: ‘Treasure is where you
find it.’ Or maybe, ‘Listen to your wife!’

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