Old Cowhand Story
This new technology has got me snowed ,but will try to get this through to you. I read the article about the boys fishing the skunks out of the hole with barb wire.
Needless to say, my memory bank was working overtime when I accidently dropped a submersible pump wire and 100 ft of 11/4 pipe in a 140 ft deep well.
Anyhow Martin Thilsted, an old child friend, used to to make a little money twisting the stinking critters out of the hole, after we got them out one of us would hold the wire so we would not get sprayed. Then we would put them in happy skunkland. We had a couple of good dogs with us, but they wanted no part of this nonsense. This always seemed odd to me because out in the open we set them on even skunks and they would go for the kill.
Back to my story,I tried several well drillers and seemed they wre too busy to mess with my situation. I knew I was in deep doo doo if I could not figure something out. As I had promised my my wife I would do nothing until she was there to assist me???????? So I proceeded without her. The stuff I had for a tow rope broke and down she went. I had about $900.00 down the hole 140ft a way
so I thought about this baling wire. Even though I had been a way from the ranch some 9 or 10 years, I'm bettin any old cowhand has some old forgotton barbed wire around some where. Didn't take me long to find some. and it happened to be some of Johnnie Sue's private stash.
It didn't take long to fashion it to be able to snare something. After going down about 40ft I could detect a movement of the wires. So I began twisting my barbed-wire and I'd of bet money old Martin would have yelled, "all you have to do is get em out of the hole."
In a few short twists I had a good hold of the wire and Johnnie Sue was there to help me pull the pump of the hole. END OF STORY!" -- OLD COWHAND SMILEY OLSON -- Okielegacy Comment
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