Beans! Beans! Beans!

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:16 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:17 a.m. CDT

From Doris Calvin


I am amazed at all the bean fields around now. When I was a little girl in the early ‘30s, my dad, Arthur Jensen, was in the ag. business in Adair Co., and was friends with a fellow named Guy Bush who was in agriculture in state and he sent dad all these seeds to plant. There was sugar cane hygara and soy beans, so he planted them all. People from all around (the) area came to look at those plants and they admired those beans.

Then when he harvested those beans he fed a lot to a hog they were going to butcher. my mom was going to use the lard for making pies but she didn’t like that at all. The sugar cane he cut in strips and peeled outside off and was just like a stick of candy. Good old days!

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