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Detasseling Corn Summer

A FS site True Story Contest.

10 total reviews 
Comment from damommy
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This is a wonderful. Well written and interesting throughout. Quite an experience for a little boy. You were lucky the others didn't give you a hard time the next day, but I imagine they were sympathetic than you knew. Good entry for the contest. Good luck.

 Comment Written 15-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 16-Dec-2018
    Thank you very much. Da Mommy. Back in the late 50's and early 60's, I now can see we were more or less "free range children. It was a different time and good in some respects. Happy Holidays!
reply by damommy on 16-Dec-2018
    I grew up in the 40s and 50s. Wonderful times. So different from today!
reply by the author on 16-Dec-2018
    I just didn't realize how good we had it back in those days, but I appreciate them now.
Comment from royowen
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I enjoyed your sharing Victor, I can remember harvesting grapes when I was school age, picking apricots and peaches in the dawning of my adolescence, the grape picking was particularly tough, but the worst I think would be spud harvesting heh heh. Well done Victor, a most enjoyable jaunt through your youth. Well done, blessings, Roy

 Comment Written 14-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 16-Dec-2018
    Thank you very much. Roy. We're not too far apart concerning our childhood experiences. Back in the late 50's and early 60's, I now can see we were more or less "free range children. It was a different time and good in some respects. Happy Holidays, my friend.
reply by royowen on 16-Dec-2018
    I think we did
Comment from LaFrance
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This was a great story for the contest. The first day on a job always have an interesting outcome, but yours really tells an adventure. What was great you went back the next day.

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2018
    Growing up in the late 50's and early 60's, I always felt that we were like "free range children". Thank you very much for reading and giving such a positive review. Best wishes, LaFrance.
Comment from zanya
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It makes for interesting reading - a youngster wanting to earn a little money and having a real-life adventure in the process - it's an engaging piece of writing - it's intriguing how the kid attempts to find a solution through scenarios seen on t.v and the influence of t.v and media was so much less way back then

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2018
    Growing up in the late 50's and early 60's, I always felt that we were like "free range children". Thank you very much for reading and giving such a positive review. Best wishes, Zanya.
Comment from Earl Corp
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It's a damn shame I don't have any six stars left, story certainly deserves one.It sure beats my true story entry all to hell. The only question I have is Where did this take place. the mid west? Very nice job.

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2018
    This experience took place in southern Minnesota. Growing up in the late 50's and early 60's, I always felt that we were like "free range children. Thank you very much for reading and giving such a positive review. Best wishes, Earl.
Comment from Sugarray77
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You have done a really good job telling this story for the first time. It has the feel of you sharing a secret. Good job on the setting, descriptive phrases and overall theme. Well done.

Melissa

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2018
    Growing up in the late 50's and early 60's, I always felt that we were like "free range children. Thank you very much for reading and giving such a positive review. Best wishes, is it, Melissa or Sugar Ray?
reply by Sugarray77 on 14-Dec-2018
    Hello Victor. I am Melissa, but my username is Sugarray77. Thanks.
reply by the author on 16-Dec-2018
    I will make note of this. I thought you might be a boxer with a broken nose. Gosh, maybe you are. I should not "assume" some things. Thank you.
Comment from fm wright
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A very intriguing story. I thought it flowed well and kept on track to topic. I saw nothing that caught my eye as to punctuation errors. In the telling of it I was never bored as it held my interest up to the very last word. Truly, well written. I wish you the best of wishes with this entry!

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thank you for taking the time to read and give such a positive review. I wish you well, I'm wright.
reply by fm wright on 13-Dec-2018
    You're welcome and the review was easy!
Comment from Dean Kuch
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It was the summer of nineteen fifty-eight and I just turned elven eleven-years-old ..."eleven-years-old", Vic ...

"...a group of boys sitting, standing and talking liked like they belonged there." ..."like they belonged there." ...

A hand touched my shoulder from behind and I jerker jerked around "...jerked around..."

The truck and crew must have gone to the next field of corn, where ever "wherever" that was... "wherever" is one word, Vic...

It's interesting to think, that this story happened about sixty years ago. I can't recall, ever... telling anyone about it, until now. ... Well, Vic .
Some stories are just meant to be told.
So, we got a little tipsy that day, did we?
Having your first drink of brewski coupled with all of the work and hot sun, I'll bet you slept like the dead that night, heh-heh.
I found just a few "nits" for you to consider.
Good little story; thanks for sharing.
~Dean



 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thank you, Dean. Even if I had re-edited several more times, there would still have been a "few nits". It's nice to have friends. Hope you're doing well.
reply by Dean Kuch on 13-Dec-2018
    I'm doin' pretty good, Vic.
    Thanks for askin'.
    The pleasure was all mine, my friend.
    ~Dean
reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Good.
Comment from meeshu
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victor 66, let me tell you about my first job. detasseling corn. just the highlights. 1970, $2.14 hr., lied about being 14. bus at 5am. Black's Seed Farm at 6am. one row out-lunch-one row back. 15 yr.olds got to be 'Roguers' and carry hoes. learned to fight and every dirty song/joke I ever knew. it is simply uncanny that you know that popping sound the tassels make............meeshu

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Ah yes, "the good old days"! The year after corn detasseling, I worked on a truck farm, hoeing, pruning and tying up vines. You're right, it was a hell of an education. I still remember parts of some of those songs and jokes, especially the ones from the boss. Now, looking back, I think of those years when we were so young and free... I refer to us as "free-range kids". As long as you checked in at supper, the cops didn't show up and the neighbors didn't complain, you could be gone all day. Thank you for reading, Meeshu.
Comment from country ranch writer
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Wow, you sure had your work cut out for you and you were just lucky that guy was on the up and up he could have been a pervert.

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Country Ranch Writer, I would imagine you have a number of stories as well. Yes, you're right... lucky the guy wasn't a crazy. But a lot of growing up is luck. I've always considered myself very lucky. Thank you very much for reading. Take care.