The Wisdom of Mel

Out 'N The Woods Again


January 11, 2018

Dale Terrillion

If'n you're a fairly new comer to the Seeley Swan area you probably never knew Mel Nelson. Ol' Mel had a little gas station just past Barber Creek road there on the left.

Mel had a small airplane and repaired others. Mel could fix or tell you how to fix anything. Seems like he was a mechanic in the service.

Well sir, it came to pass I had an old antique Case tractor to plow snow with. When lo and behold the old bucket of bolts got anti freeze in the oil. Just enough to ruin the babit on a rod. At the time an old guy in Missoula had a small machine shop and Mel sez he'll replace the rod cap....

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