IN REMEMBRANCE – Connie J. Lemmon

Connie J. Lemmon September 20, 1951 - April 1, 2014  Connie J. Lemmon, 62, of Camden passed away Tuesday (04/01/2014),in Winter Park, FL. She was born September 20, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, MO to Wilbur and Juliene (Schater) Hente and was a graduate of Sturgis High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Finnerman’s Farm & Garden in Centreville and was secretary/treasurer for the B.F. Avery Tractor Club. On September 15, 1995, she married Denton “Cork” Lemmon and he survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Ann Marie (Jon) Miller of Camden; one sister, Pamela McLaughlin of Ft. … [Read more...]

BF Avery Sales Video

Florence, Alabama - Back in my November 28th, 2013 post "BF Avery Sales Video & other musings", I promised to get the video's uploaded to the website, well I'm happy to report that I completed that task today. Here is the history on the filmstrips again just in case you missed it the first time around; At the last 2010  Spring show in Auburn, IN, Connie Lemmons was playing a VHS tape copy of a series of BF Avery filmstrips that were produced in 1941.  It was a selling tool that a BF Avery dealer would use to help sell the new BF Avery Tru-Draft outfit.  The tractor in the filmstrips are … [Read more...]

2014 BF Avery Spring Show & Meeting

SPRING BF AVERY SHOW & ASSOCIATION MEETING  APRIL 25 -26, 2014 Days Gone By Museum Portland, Tennessee The BF Avery Spring Show and Meeting will be on April 25th and 26th, 2014 at the Days Gone By Museum in Portland, TN ( Jerry Collins, the owner and our host for the weekend will be there both days of the Spring Show to give details of his collections. There is a good selection of motels at Exit 2 off of I-65 in Franklin, KY The Museum is about ten miles from this Exit: Best Western Inn 162 Anand Drive 270-598-0070 Econo Lodge 3894 Nashville Rd … [Read more...]

Daydreaming ‘Bout those Old Ford Days

Editor's note: Although this is not about BF Avery tractors, it does give an insight to the author's background.  Luther Dan Thomas is the author of the book BF Avery - Pioneer Plowmaker. Trigg County, on the state line in the south west part of the Bluegrass State, is one of small farm counties with tobacco, corn, wheat, and cattle as principal crops. It was a perfect market for small tractors like the Fords of the '40s and '50s.  In 1936, my father, Luther Thomas, had opened a Ford automobile agency in a former wagon shop in Cadiz, the county seat. Two years letter, he began to sell … [Read more...]

2010 September Kracked Head Edition

 This edition of The Kracked Head Update was published in the July 2010 issue of The BF Avery Newsletter Greetings from North Alabama, I hope this finds you all happy and in good health and enjoying all this hot weather we still having.  Here in Alabama it has been extremely hot for the past couple of months.  Our central units have been working overtime to keep the house cool.  I’ve even added a couple of small 110 volt windows units to our bedrooms to take some of the load off the big unit at night.  For weeks now we haven’t had a night where the temperature has gotten below 70 … [Read more...]