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#1 Gtractor ONLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 10:23 AM

This hits close to home.  I built many models as a kid and always had small engines to tear apart to see how they worked.   Some even ran once I put them back together!  I did all the maintenance on my mini bikes because if they didn't run - I didn't get to ride.   My big brother showed me all about internal combustion engines from very early on and I had to be outside a lot because dad worked the graveyard shift and slept days.  I won't ramble on - many of you, especially "farm kids" have stories similar to mine.  I hope the author doesn't mind me posting his link.  I've never met him but my brother has on more than one occasion and is really impressed by this fellow.  Just read, reflect, and enjoy!  Especially you old timers  [over 40]    :wave:

 

 

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Since when is over 40 an old timer?
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Posted May 30, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Since when is over 40 an old timer?

Since today at 11:23 it looks like.


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 11:29 AM

  "Especially you old timers  [over 40]"    :wave:

 

 

 

 

Hey, watch it!!!!!   :D   :D   :D 


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 11:38 AM

I've heard you are "only as old as you feel"  -  If thats the case I'm already over 300 years old.  :(

It was more of a reference to "pre video game era" which, like me, would make you on the back side of 40 


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 11:39 AM

So I guess over 50 is REALLY old?

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 12:45 PM

So I guess over 50 is REALLY old?

LOL

great great great grandpa ....  :smilewink:  :wave:


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 01:16 PM

Nice. It's very true. People are so electronically dependent now a days. I've been tearing apart engines since I was nine years old and putting them back together. I do remember my cousin and I fighting over a balsa plane at a yard sale when I was 7 years old. I also played with Legos as a kid and used my brain and imagination to build structures. People don't know how to use their brain anymore because there is to many people that rely on technology to do their thinking for them.


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 07:57 PM

That brought back memories ! I  can still remember those wind up balsa planes with wheels , lunching from my friends porch , seeing who's would fly the farthest ,  great times



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Posted May 30, 2013 - 08:20 PM

I have one upstairs on my dresser, now. And yes, it was hard to find. You just about have to go to a hobby shop.


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Oh Ya! When i was a young-in on Friday nites the stores would stay open till 9:00. I would go to the Woolworths 5&10 , get a fountain soda a buy a balsa plane. We would all have airial dogfights in the back yard. Man that was fun. :dancingbanana:






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