Wilber Glasby

by Sheilah Bright


Wilber Glasby knows some folks think he’s a hoarder, but he sees cash value in his eight-acre junk-strewn kingdom in Yale, Oklahoma. Deaf since birth and retired from laying railroad track, the scrap dealer says he now lives off selling old soda machines, rusty farm implements and anything else on the place. His wife, Jane, hopes American Pickers will someday buy them out.

Originally published in This Land, Vol. 6, Issue 2, January 15, 2015.