W. F. Drown and D. W. Lacy
During the years my father, D. W. Lacy, was President of Colorado Springs Bible College, gathering food and provisions to feed students and staff was a high priority. The school acquired an old Ford two and one-half ton truck, military surplus, which was used in this endeavor. Someone painted the vehicle black to cover the standard olive drab and thus, to some extent, disguise its origins.
Each fall the truck made a trip to Palisades, Colorado to get a load of peaches. These were brought back to the school's kitchen where volunteers prepared and canned them for use over the winter. My mother was always one of those workers.
The vehicle also made an annual trip to Saguache, Colorado to get a load of potatoes which were then sorted and stored in the produce cellars in the hillside next to the dining hall.
I recall as a thirteen-year old boy, making such a trip as ride-along to Dad, basically dead weight, but what memories for me! Coming back from the Western Slope, middle of the night, the truck groaning and laboring in granny to get the load up the pass, I lying atop the peaches listening to the rur-rur-rur of the machine.
In the picture above we see Mr. Drown who was Rocky Mountain District Superintendent and a member of the school board, along with the President of the school, working outside the kitchen to prepare the produce.