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Hear national treasure Bob Milne in St. Joseph
7:00 pm Friday, March 14 "Songs from Tin Pan Alley"
7:00 pm Saturday, March 15 "Delta Blues"
Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4340 Lincoln Ave St. Joseph, MI
269.429.2883 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance tickets $15 for adults
Group of 6 or more $13 each
Children under 12 $10
Tickets at the door $20
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Bob Milne concerts 2014 poster (1.68 MB)
Learn more about Bob Milne on his website: www.bobmilne.com
Priming the Pump
When I was a kid on the farm one of my jobs was watering the cattle in their summer pasture. The summer pasture had been the site of an old homestead. It had a nice grove and a big pasture. The house and out buildings were all gone. All that remained was an old-fashioned well that probably was 80 years old by the time I came on the scene.
The first part of watering the cattle meant getting the old well going. To do that, I had to prime the pump. The pump was a suction pump. It relied on leather seals mounted on a vertical pump rod to suction the water up and pump it into the stock tank. In between uses the leathers would dry out. So, I would take an old coffee can and dip it into the low water in the tank and pour water down the vertical shaft of the pump. The leathers would take on water and expand onto the sides of the well pipe. At this point, the pumping could begin.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 07 January 2014 13:37)