One fun thing that happened was I got to talking about Gravelys with my Uncle. I knew Granddaddy had purchased the first one, but by talking with my uncle I found out that it occurred sometime in the late 1940s, probably 1948. Granddaddy had heard about them and talked to a local store about getting one. I don't know if that would have been a dealership, or what. Anyway the local store owner didn't have one, but knew there were some over in the Roanoke area and volunteered to take Granddaddy over to look at some. My uncle went with Granddaddy and the store owner, it was probably a good three hour trip at that time, and once Granddaddy had looked the Gravely over, cranked one and drove it, he bought it and brought it home. My understanding is that he only purchased the ground saw attachment with it as he wanted it primarily to clear some land. From what I've heard, this would have marked his first foray into gas powered farm equipment, as I know Dad grew up using mules or horses for farm chores until Granddaddy bought a 1953 Ford Jubilee tractor in 1953.
I think I'm lucky I don't have a couple of relatives with no feet!
More pics from Monday.