What a great post. Old tractors bring back all kinds of good memories for me too. I told someone at the show I could close my eyes and see my Uncle climbing under/all over the tractors there. he would he have loved the show.
Thanks Jim was just looking around this morning and found your post to answer ours . Well said Jim .I wish our younger generation could feel this way . They seem to want more and more. Money doesn't always bring happiness. The love & together of family does. Nothing like good memories. Thanks Jim.Jim in NC said:Junior, Betty, and MJ, it sounds to me like yall were rich in all of the most important ways. Very Rich I'd say! Extremely wealthy! Money cannot buy that special kind of wealth!
My Dad went back to horses at 70 years old. He never really felt comfortable with tractors and motor vehicles. He grew up and learned on horses, engines came later. Never got the feel to push out on the clutch and brakes. Seen many times where he drove right through a stop sign, jerking back on the steering wheel, yelling, "whoa you s-o-b. He broke his neck at 80 when a mean old mare reared over backwards, never said a bad word about the mean old bag of bones, even shed a few tears when he had to sell his horses. He lived to be 95 but always checked to see the horses were well taken care of....JamesDerickS said:Wonderful story More than a few times I have heard that the expense of a tractor was a huge gamble to most farmers but once they were switched I never heard any stories of any going back to horses.