Too funny. We always got our Angus rear hind quarters from the Martins processor down 45 back in the 70's. I was in Martin's a hundred times throughout five decades.
I just realized you're a Ruffner. I heard that name many times. My mother is a Nelson.
Ever heard of:
Fay Nemec (Nelson)(my mother), Haven, Loren, Urban, Vern, Irene, Lloyd, Mary, Marie (aunts and uncles), William and Agnes Nelson (grandparents). Most were Nelsons. Way too many others to mention. Mary still lives outside of Mason in her dads farm house.
Or maybe the Websters?
There is a family reunion every year and last year was at Mary's farm in Mason.
My parents retired to Lake Sara for about twenty years until my dad passed and then my mother moved to Wisconsin near my brother because he is rural and she could still drive. Clyde Martin had a place on the lake.
I have ridden my V-Strom 1000 over there a few times and just got the Versys 300. I also flew over there a few times as I had a home built airplane and landed at the little grass strip by Watson on 45 and Effingham airport in a Piper Cherokee a few times. I spent many days hunting outside of Mason.
Did you remember Martins IGA. I retired from there last May after 43 years.
And we live just west outside of Mason. If you haven’t been around Effingham lately, you would be surprised at its growth. Mason, however, remains the same!