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More Views From the Farmer's Wife
The top ten reasons why the judges wouldn't let you participate in the stock antique tractor pull:
- Hey, this is stock! It came with that V8 in it!
- That "R" on my tires stands for "really old" not radial!
- Blue gas? We thought it was a pretty color!
- What wire hooked to my throttle?
- I always carry 100# weights in my pockets, really!
- This 1930 tractor came with 150 horsepower!
- Oh! That word "turbo" on my hood? It means ďTractor Users Really
- Yes, that is a truck carburetor.
- Yes sir, John Deere always did put dual exhaust stacks on their "LA
- It's a fire extinguisher-not a nitro tank!
For me, I always said "when I get old and retire, Iíll take a tractor to the
fair and sit and talk to the other enthusiasts about the old days and the
Well, Iím not "that" old yet, but it seems I have stepped up this aging
thing in my mindÖ You see what I have done is Iíve acquired more tractors
to show, in the anticipation of the aging getting closer (guys, this gives you a good
excuse as to why you bought another tractor).
I'm also looking for a bigger trailer to haul my tractors on, and Iíve
bought a special "reclining lawn chair" to be comfy while I talk
To other tractor people.
And last but not least I have also applied for an "easy access parking spot"
at all the local fair grounds so I won't have to walk so far to the
tractors! (I just can't understand why no one has sent me my permits yet,
I'm still waiting.)
But I guess in my mind I realized, you don't have to be old or retired to
love these old tractors, you can be any age!!
But this doesn't mean Iím giving up my reclining lawn chair!!!!
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