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Neighborliness pays off

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 12:00 AM

May 24, 1956 Southeast Missourian

Friends and neighbors of Ben Reiminger assembled at his farm on Highway 61 south of Cape Girardeau with their tractors, disked and planted 170 acres of soybeans for him. Reiminger was severely injured in a tar explosion April 8 and still confined to a hospital. On the tractors, from the left, are Reiminger's son, Charles; Louis Pobst, Harry Scherer, Bill Lenand, Frank Pobst, Theon Reiminger, the stricken man's brother, and Emil Dohogne. In the foreground are his sister, Mrs. Frank Pobst, and his mother, Mrs. Corena Reiminger. In addition to these men, tractors were provided by Don Pemberton and Louis Burger. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

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Thanks for posting this photo. It's a great reminder of just what "being neighborly" can mean.

-- Posted by dmt49 on Sat, Sep 8, 2012, at 2:00 PM

This is my husbands Great Grandmother, Grandfather and Grandmother. Thank you for posting! When I showed it to him, it brought a tear to his eye. Said it made his day!

-- Posted by Cricket497 on Sat, Sep 29, 2012, at 7:41 PM

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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.

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