and the older
to Allis-Chalmers collector Carl Krueger’s farm
where he sold his beloved truck
and his cherished Allis-Chalmers tractors
to the highest bidders.
The collectible Allis-Chalmers tractors
even the Wallis
and the Allis-Chalmers tractor manual sold.
But the neighbor’s rare 1964 Schafer failed to get a high enough bid.
Auction attendees fueled up on bars from the Lutherans
clasped steering wheels
at the auction on a Minnesota farm field on an August afternoon.
© Copyright 2010 Audrey Kletscher Helbling
(See my August 2 post for additional photos from Carl Krueger’s Allis-Chalmers auction.)