[two trucks in a frozen field, facing opposite directions, drivers talking through the opened windows]
I was a railroad engineer and drove the last steam engine. It’s on display in Bismarck.
I went to Korea and got married when I came back.
I’ve done every job there is, and saved my money to buy all this land.
I broke out this land, and made that rock pile over there. It’s a hard rock, and I remember it like it was yesterday, because the plow kept sparking, and we set the fields on fire many times. We ruined a lot of machinery breaking out these fields. The work’s not done, but I’m too old now. Now people are buying the rock, because it is acid-resistant.
My son borrowed money to buy this field from me. I see he’s selling part of it, and he’s got a new truck. I’ll never see that money again.
I’ve got prostate cancer. I’ve had it for years. The doctors wanted to remove it, but I told them no. They put radioactive seeds in there, and I’ll die before that cancer gets me.
My wife died a few years back. The nursing home took everything. Everything. But I’ve got an apartment and a pension, so I’m okay.
I’ve had a good life, I’m glad for it, and glad to talk to you. Sure is a beautiful sunny day.