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#1 hamman ONLINE  


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Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:15 PM

It is not a thing of beauty nor is it a work of art. It holds not Diamonds and not even Gold. It is drafty and cold and stands all alone. On its walls are tools and dust. Some pieces of metal all covered with rust. The doors are sagging and squeak when they move. The windows don’t slide and are hard to move. The air is still and smells of time. In the corner they sit as they have for a long time. As I look over the sight I feel as if I’ve a blessed life. I walk to them and stand in looking in awe, some of the finest I have ever seen. Although their paint is not new and do not gleam, I dream of the days when they were new and of the people they knew and the days they have seen. As I sit in the seat and feel the pedals beneath my feet, I wonder if they are glad to be in a drafty old shed or would they prefer a nice new barn instead. It’s just a shed with a roof and walls. No paint or frills just wood and nails. My tractors sit and I think of my time with them and others. I dream of money and the time to repair. Then I wonder do they really care? If I treat them with care and love, do they run better or do they feel as if they are special for the time I give to make sure they are dry and well kept. It’s not a thing of beauty it’s my tractor shed.
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Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:30 PM

That is pretty cool. Thanks for Sharing.
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Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:35 PM

As I sit here and read this article in front of me. I realize it is in the shed that I am meant to be :laughingteeth:

Good job! Thanks for the story. :thumbs:
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 01:55 AM

Like Chris said: if you read the poem, you feel like sitting in the shed, then close your eyes and you smell the shed. :thumbs:
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 03:08 AM

I like that! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 04:28 AM

That is great,I like it as well.
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 04:51 AM

That's very well done! Thanks for putting it out there for all of us to consider and enjoy!
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 09:39 AM

Read this, it is pouring rain, thunder-blitzing here with 30 mph winds, but it moved me...I'm changing and going out to the barn. Thanks for sharing this piece :thumbs:
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Isn't it funny how just sitting on a garden tractor, not turning one wrench or fixing anything, still makes you feel like you had a good days worth of work? I go out to the shed sometimes, and just stand there admiring the collection of tractors, parts and accessories, sometimes for an hour or two, recollecting where I got each piece, and feeling proud of where I am today. My wife tells me she thinks I'm strange. There is just something beautiful and satisfying about being in the old shed. It just feels so relaxing.

Kind of how my wife feels while sitting in a tub of bubbles! She's so strange. LOL
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for letting us peer over your should for just a few moments. It would be fun to know what other proud possessions have spent time tucked away in your shed over the years.
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