1987 - Volume #11, Issue #4, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Old Barn Sports New Stars & Stripes RoofWhen Marion Mockry had to replace the roof on his barn along Highway 83 south of the Nebraska border near Oberlin, Kan., he decided to do it in a patriotic fashion with red, white and blue sheet steel siding with baked-on enamel paint.
He alternated sheets of red and white steel for the stripes and then cut out stars from white siding sheets, using one star as a pattern for the rest. He mounted the stars on the blue background with glue and regular siding screws.
Neighbors, and drivers along the highway, can see Mockry's gigantic Ole Glory from miles away. Mockry, who is in his 70's, farms 20 quarters of land with his familly. He says it cost only slightly more than normal to redo the roof with the Stars & Stripes, although it took considerably more time.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marion Mockry, Rt. 3, Oberlin, Kan. 67749 (ph 913 475-3216).
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