When we go to tractor shows, we meet the most interesting people.
People who collect and restore all varieties of objects.
This collection of old Maytag washing machines was my favorite display at the Marshalltown, Iowa, show.
We've come a long way, ladies.
This looks pretty primitive, but I'll just bet some women back in 1912 thanked the Lord for this wondrous machine that saved them from the drudgery of the washboard.
This one is almost a work of art.
This is a butter churn that allowed the Maytag washer to do the churning for the household; that way, the housewife could busy herself with canning green beans and tomatoes and making pickles.
Here's the explanation (click on the picture to make it larger).
Meet Jim Miller, the man who owns these beauties. I tried to convince him and his family that he needs to bring his collection to some of our local tractor shows at Adrian, Lathrop, Hamilton, and Boonville.
He hauls his collection in this trailer (thanks to the family for letting me snag this off their website).
Now if you go to Church this morning, be sure to say a prayer of thanksgiving that the washing machine was invented; because otherwise we might all be heading down to a creek and pounding our clothes on a rock.