A Woman's Point-Of-View My Reflections
Fully restored 1918 Minneapolis 35-70, owned by Frank and Betty Sticha, and shown annually at LeSueur County show.
105 5th Ave. S.W. New Prague, Minnesota 56071
As another year begins, I can't help but reflect on the past
fortunate and unfortunate things that have happened to us.
Some of the best things I can think of are the times when my
husband, Frank, and I attend threshing bees. I know many women will
think, 'Is she sane?' Yes, I am and I love meeting new
people. I have made many new and lasting friends at the various
Many people go to various threshing shows and some have been
first time visitors.
In my opinion, some of the ladies reluctantly go with their
husbands, thinking, 'What can be so interesting there?'
Some are happy they went along and others aren't sure if
they'll ever return. I think it's amazing what you'll
find. Most shows have crafts to view and to buy. Some shows have
flea markets. Just think of the bargains you can take home!
There's music to listen to and various antique displays, from
toys to farm machinery and household articles. Pioneer homes and
schools and other buildings are on display.
I also enjoy the beauty of the out doors. Where else can you
find a mixture of sunshine (a free tan, if you wish), beautiful
trees and clouds. The fresh air is so invigorating. If it happens
to be a hot day, there's a place to relax in the shade.
Good food is served at most places, something different than the
sedate restaurant setting. Always a variety of refreshments are
served. While relaxing with food and refreshments, strike up a
conversation with others. Amazing how interesting people are.
At our LeSueur County Pioneer Power Show, breakfast is a big
hit. Delicious pancakes and sausages are worth standing in line, as
many people do.
Later in the day, dinner and sandwiches and fresh homemade pies
It's a lot of work to prepare for a show but I think
it's rewarding when you see all the happy faces. It's a
good feeling when people go through the lunch-line and comment on
the good food being served and tell us how friendly the people are.
Another statement worth hearing is, 'We'll return NEXT