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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Celebration of North Iowa`s work ethic.

The work ethic isn`t unique, there are hard workers all around this great nation, but let me introduce you to a couple folks that I am very proud of.

 

First we have, Mr Harlan Rodberg.  He has worked at Winnebago Industries for OVER 50 years!  He has worked at Winnebago longer than I have been on the planet.  He is now finally retiring after 50 years and 8 months. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydaFnE9Fbl8  

 

Smiley Happy  He`s quite a Harlan, it was farmers working at Winnebago that made it the company it is today.

 

 

Here is Leona Funk, Leona retired from Hy-Vee back in 2012 at age 90!   We occasionally get groceries at her Hy-Vee and Leona would be our checker.  Even in her 80`s she could opperate those fancy cash registers and she always smiled and called my Wife "Dearie".  What a sweet hardworking Lady.

 

http://globegazette.com/news/local/checking-out-leona-funk-retiring-after-years-in-the-grocery/artic...

 

 

Here is the international W-9, I learned to plow with a model 60 4-16"  No power steering, to just put it in the furrow and take a nap `til you got to the headhead  Smiley Happy

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOAmQc_v5YI  

 

 

Here is Alabama ♫  "40 Hour Week"  ♪

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-G2J3RzURA  

 

Have a Great Saturday Everybody!

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Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: Celebration of North Iowa`s work ethic.

Good appreciation for the hard workers that made America and that probably have a hard time recognizing the America that Boris feels is Mecca.

 

Another good tune is Pauncho and Lefty by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. We have plenty of 'leftys" here so they should appreciate that tune. har har har

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Celebration of North Iowa`s work ethic.

I wondered why Winnies look like combines! ;-)
bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Celebration of North Iowa`s work ethic.

Love that song.  Have the alblum on vinyl  Picking a nit, but it was recorded by  Merle and Willie but it was written BY Townes Van Zandt. 

 

I actually prefer the Emmy Lou Harris renditoin.  I remeber playing it (both versons)  alot when the girls were little and how much they liked it.  Could have had something to do with what big 70s and 80s country music fans those kids raised in a house full of Democrats with a feminist mother and an alleged commei dad turned out to be.  She and I went wtih two of them to the Garth and Trisha concert last Sunday night.  Had been there with them in '98 and it was a nice reunion event.

 

Favorite country song from my favorite country singer/songwriter:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMjWV2lqlqQ

 

Haven't seen Robert live. On bucket list.  Have Willie, Merle and Emmy Lou.  Saw Merle way back in '77 in Mankato at teh old student union hall  with Marty Robbins. "One little kiss and Faleena goodbye." 

 

 

OKdon
Senior Contributor

Re: Celebration of North Iowa`s work ethic.

Garth sold  110000 tickets in a few hours yesterday. he added a couple of shows because the demand for tickets was so great. Garth is from this area and my daughter my wife and my mil met him and his wife in a doctors office. Trisha was expecting and had an appointment with the same clinic at the same time as my daughter. They were both really gracious to my family and to my aged mother in law.

 

We didn't by tickets but some of our kids did. I don't like the hustle and bustle of big crowds anymore. 

bruce MN
Advisor

Another piece of music news.

I'm certian will be of particfular interest to 30:

 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/patti-smith-pope-francis-christmas-concert

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Another piece of music news.

Using the logic of some of the resident R fools--- Iowa killed 3 of the best in their prime!!
OKdon
Senior Contributor

Re: Another piece of music news.

HELLO BABY! The big bopper speaking. Waylon Jennings gave up his plane seat so the ailing bopper could fly to fargo and get some much needed sleep. Waylon made a smart assed remark about the plane will probably go down and he regreted that the rest of his life.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Another piece of music news.

Waylon is buried in Mesa and his wife, Jessi Colter, still lives here.