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I went to North Platte to an Auction. I bought a Cat 12 blade 1/2 of a load of plastic pipe 10-12" 30 to 40 ft long for culverts. then I left to go home. At Stapleton I got T BONED. i woke up in the Emergency room at North Platte. They wanted to take me to Kearney GOOD SMARTAIN hospital, so away we went. The Specialist was there at 11 o'clock. I finally got out today at 12 noon. i got broken ribs from 5-11 on my left side, a headache from the impact, a 7-stitch cut over my left eye, a12-stitch on my left arm. I have a broken bone in my foot. The pickup is totaled. James is to get the stuff from the auction today or tomorrow.

Mike Rock says 2020-06-16 20:44:47 (CST)

Definitely prayers coming your way. What a heck of a letter to read. BUT, I am sure glad you were writing it and not some funeral director.
Ribs heal, and don't laugh. Had my share fifty years ago when we both healed a lot better and faster. Heck, might not have even broken back then, just bent a little. I wish you a speedy recovery and as pain free as possible.

I was just thinking of you today. Telling a fellow how we did hay in 1962-66 on the ranch in ND. We had a stack cage, or a monkey cage as we called it. It was a big flexible rascal, home made maybe. It was about a rod wide and a bit longer if memory serves. Tall enough that the big old Farmhand buck rake could just clear the top by a few feet. We'd aim the bucker load of hay to the opposite side of the cage to use inertia to help pack the hay. Some tall grass hay, made a good stack. When we put the last bucker loads on top the stack man who was inside would use his fork to comb the hay from center outward to shed the rain and snow.
Then open the back two swinging sections and pull the cage to the next stack spot, twenty feet or so. I was trying to remember the dimensions, was it a rod square or is memory playing tricks again? I know it was as wide as our gravel roads, and it seemed longer than wide. We'd pull the stacks onto the home made mover and head down the road....... it was special fun in the early evening, in the wild hilly country near Hawk's Nest, south of Carrington. We'd leave the lights off so we could see oncoming lights in the dips and hollows. It got exciting when the oncoming guy had his lights off too.... can't move a stack very fast, so he ended up taking the ditch side.....he didn't want to mess with a JD5010 !

God bless and take care.


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NoraWI says 2020-06-17 06:58:03 (CST)

Sounds awful! Hope you heal fast.

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K.C. Fox says 2020-06-17 20:37:58 (CST)

we got everything home from the auction today I went over there 2 days in a row. I'm tired and I will sleep good tonight. The woman who hit me is not in very good condition I hope she makes it OK. thank you for your prayers It means so much to me but pray for her PLEASE.

1 year ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Mike Rock says 2020-06-22 05:16:11 (CST)

KC, prayers have been going up for both of you. Hope you both heal well. In the mid and late 1960's I raced motorcycles, flat track. Yup, broken ribs suck...... and like I said, 'Don't laugh'.....

God bless,

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K.C. Fox says 2020-06-29 16:54:48 (CST)

I am healing the swelling is going down should get the stitches out tomorrow. My right foot is just bruised not broke it is about 1 1/2 times normal. I cant touch the floor with my toes yet. I got on a horse yesterday for about 45 minutes just to see how bad it hurt, not as bad as I though so I can work horseback.

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