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I live near Waterloo, IL. about 30 miles southeast of St. Louis, MO. I grew up on Mom & Dad's farm which is about a 5 mile drive from where I live now.
 

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mlg said:
Tillman County Oklahoma down toward the south west part of the state
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my wife is from broken bow, ok and myself from commerce, tx. we have both lived in arizona most all of our life.
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HEY SMITTY, Where in Az. do you hail from?
Got a 10 year younger brother (Don) that's been in northern Phoenix area go-in on 15 years now. Visited him last march when we were traveling round during the winter months. Another brother is out there now visiting & reassembling Don's 1934 Pontiac that he completely disassembled & repainted &. re-did the interior.
 

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smitty said:
mlg said:
Tillman County Oklahoma down toward the south west part of the state
hello everybody:
my wife is from broken bow, ok and myself from commerce, tx. we have both lived in arizona most all of our life.
smitty in arizona
Hey Smitty, great to have you here. If you haven't done so, go to the Campfire Board and introduce yourself so more members will know you.
 

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We, my wife, children and I, originally are from Bloomfield, NL. We now call Whitecourt, AB home. This is where we met the masseymechanic six years ago.(OMG) I knew some about older caterpillar crawlers but he has taught me quite alot about farm tractors with wheels no less. :lol:
 

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hi betty! amen to your quote. I was born in commerce, Texas and lived until the age of 3 in honey grove, Texas. my parents moved to Arizona in early 1950 and have been here all these years since. My dad used to like to kid around when asked why he left Texas for the deserts of Arizona and would say " I came to Arizona on vacation, but never got the money to go back to Texas". anyways I live in Coolidge, AZ not far from where they hold the Country Thunder event each spring outside of Florence, AZ. I really enjoy the variety of posts on this forum, love learning about other people and places!
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hi all. i live near lindale, tx. got a few acres, mostly a weekend farmer. been a country boy all my life. moved her from wisconsin in 1974. was 30 yrs old then so been here for awhile. got a few horses. fool around alittle in the hay field. just got interested in an old john deere to restore, (1956 model 60). thought this might be a good place to find friends to help me with the restore process.
 

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Welcome rlpage to ATF .glad to have you aboard.
Make yourself at home and look all around.
 

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smitty said:
mlg said:
Tillman County Oklahoma down toward the south west part of the state
hello everybody:
my wife is from broken bow, ok and myself from commerce, tx. we have both lived in arizona most all of our life.
smitty in arizona
Hello Smitty i am to a limited extent familiar with the Broken Bow area. I have hunted and fished in a few areas to the west; and down south of the river toward the thicket country years past i did a lot of hogging. Hope one of these Novembers to get to the big sale at Idabel. May find an old Cat crawler that attaches itself to me. I am trying to place Commerce Texas. I may have been through there at one time; but am right now drawing blanks.
 

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Oups, forgot this, in Témiscamingue région, its a amériendian name saying deep water. The lake is 700 feets deep near devil rock.
Westauser; i am glad to see You on board. I tried to figure out how to find info when the other forum went out; just didn't know how to get word to You
 

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MLG: smitty here, in Arizona, I just read your reply and you mentioned Idabele, OK. I had a great-uncle who had a large farm there, real close to the Red River. when we were kids we used to visit there every summer when the fruit was on the trees and he had a very large fish pond on those hundreds of acres that he owned. His name was Gaines Smith, we lost him on or about 1965. pretty country there, but I don't miss those ticks and chiggers !!!!! (we used coal oil on our pant cuffs to help keep them off.) Also there was a Government pond somewhere near his farm, we used to take down wasp nests to use the larva for fishing (dumb!!) and dig up the night crawlers.
 

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New member from western Kentucky. Retired Air Force nurse working for VA. Just purchased my first JD a 1948 Model B 2 months ago. Got lots of questions. Be patient.
 

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Hi folks. I'm originally from Mount Airy, NC (aka Mayberry), but currently reside in Greensboro for the past 23+ years. We bought a new Lowes/MTD 18hp Lawn and Garden tractor in 1991 and wore the transmission out of in 20 years of hard use. Bought our first full size tractor (1949 8N Ford) in 1998 and still using it today. In mid 2014 I decided to move up to something bigger, with more power and got a 1958 861 Diesel Ford Powermaster. However the first time out mowing with it, the hydraulic pump gear, shaft, and engine cam drive gear destroyed itself. That required pulling the engine. Since I discovered so many other things were worn beyond specs. I decided to spend the extra money to replace/rebuild most of the engine internals and replace the clutch. I don't have an inside garage to work in, but I just got her finished last week in time for our weather to turn to winter here.
 

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Mount Vernon, Washington sixty miles North of Seattle. Don't currently own any tractors, but was raised on a small stump ranch, with a little Case VAC. Operated tractors and equipment since age of 9. Worked on neighbors dairy farm from time I was 13, until I graduated from high school, also worked for different farmers harvesting hay in summers. Worked in tractor shop after graduating from 1964 through 1972, with a little time out to visit beautiful South East Asia.
Earned my journeyman mechanics rating at tractor shop. Spent career as mechanic and fleet foreman for large electrical utility.
 

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From CAVAN, Ontario. Just outside of Peterborough. Hey Corn Cob! Nice to see members close by! We are lucky to have great farm land and great tractors all around us.
 

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Well, I'm from western Arkansas. My dad's had a junk yard as well as a farm for 30 or so years, so I grew up picking the most interesting pieces out of the piles and stashing them wherever I could drag them. I still do, but I can now handle bigger pieces!
 
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