To my right just out barely in the barn was Tim Cotterman of TC Market. He had bought numerous animals through the sale at the Perry County Fair. I assume because he was a 4-H member and sold through this very sale ring. Maybe because he has a locally famous grocery store owner with a tremendous meat case and wanted to advertise. It may have been because along with this busy and rewarding summer Tim had employed me and I was working my first summer job in the grocery store he owned. The auctioneer was taking bids from Tim and soon the auction was over and Tim had bought the Grand Champion Carcass steer.
Auctioneers often give a speech at livestock auctions that says that kids may forget how much they got from their animal, but they aren't soon to forget the buyer. Isn't that the truth?
Thanks Tim for purchasing so many of our animals at the Perry County Fair and also for my first summer job!