May your stuffing be tasty.
May your turkey be plump. May your potatoes ' n
gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be
delicious. May your pies take the prize. May your
Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.
News report from Bruno , NEIn
1981, Herman Ostry and his wife, Donna, bought a farm a half mile outside
of Bruno , Nebraska , a small community sixty miles west of Omaha .. The
property had a creek and came with a barn built in the 1920's. The barn
floor was always wet andmuddy. When the creek flooded in 1988,
the barn ended up with 29 inches of water covering the floor. That was the
last straw. Ostry needed to move it to higher ground. He contacted a building moving company and was
discouraged by the bid. One night around the table, Ostry commented that
if they had enough people they could pick the barn up and move it to
higher ground.. Everyone laughed. A
few days later, Ostry’s son Mike showed his father some calculations. He had
counted the individual boards and timbers in the barn and estimated that the
barn weighed approximately 16,640 pounds. He also estimated that a steel
grid needed to move the barn would add another 3,150 pounds, bringing the
total weight to just under 10 tons. He figured it would take around 350
people with each person lifting 56 lbs. to move the barn. The town of Bruno , Nebraska was planning its centennial
celebration in late July of 1988. Herman and Mike presented their barn
moving idea to the committee. The committee decided to make it part of their
So, on July 30, 1988, shortly before 11 a.m., a quick
test lift was successfully made. Then, as local television cameras and 4,000
people from eleven states watched, 350people moved the barn
115 feet south and 6 feet higher up a gentle slope and set it on its new
The reason most people think that something cannot be
done is because they know that they can’t do it by themselves. But
impossible things can be done if we join togetherin the task. Working
together, we can not only move barns, but change the world.
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