When Myron A. Brooks, East Rodman, was sidelined from working on his farm due to a back injury in May 1951, his neighbors plowed and fitted 18 acres of his farm for planting. In conjunction with the all-day work “bee,” the women prepared a picnic-style dinner for the men. Seated around the table, reading clockwise, are: Labon Hickox, Albert Baderman, Thomas Hamlin, Rufus Dobbins, Lyle Curtis, Charles Blood, Raymond Smith, William Hickox, Francis Freeman, Harold Edwards and Arnold Coffeen. The women are, left to right: Mrs. Doris Brooks, Mrs. Virginia Freeman, Mrs. Elma Dobbins, Mrs. M. J. Brooks and Mrs. Grace Edwards. Billy Hobbs and Gordon Kenfield were also in the work crew but not present for the photo. Watertown Daily Times file

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