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My brother-in-law was buying a farm from a very kind and nice, but bumbling gentelman in the late 60's, and part of the agreement involved sharecropping with Al. That wasn't so bad in itself, except that Al was a bit of a drinker at times, which could really be entertaining some times. Like the time he tried to drive the Oliver/HartParr with the steel step toe wheel through the middle of the slough. Getting stuck wasn't as funny as getting him out. We had to let things dry out so we could even get close to the tractor, and when we could, we realized just our WC and JT wouldn't do the job. Brother-in-law was driving gravel truck at the time, so we got him, and a neighbor with 2 MM U's hooked up and ready to pull. Well, just about then Al shows up, with half a snoot full, and says he got it stuck, he'd like to drive it out when we pulled. Fine. We started pulling, the tractor started moving, rocking back side to side through the clumps in the slough, which really PO'd the wasps that had made their nest in the tool box right under the seat. Try to imagine this, Al's on the tractor, can't get off as it's moving rather fast, being pulled by 2 tractors and a dumptruck, and the wasps are circling Al's posterior, and Al's jumping up and down, yelling and swatting. The ground wasn't really firm enough to just stop and be able to unhook and drive away, so the guys pulling, who didn't know about the wasps just kept going until it was OK to stop. Poor old Al. His wife said it took several days before he could sit comfortably again. The good part is that he never again got on a tractor.
ned mannington, MN, entered 2004-11-25
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