It is sad. It is even sadder when the family just throws the tools and tractors out.
I was talking to one guy years ago. He leaves for work early. One morning on his way to work, there was a garbage can out for pickup. It was at a house that the old guy had died. The garbage can had a bunch of old long guns sticking out of it. He picked them up and gave them a good home. When a friend, a WWII Marine, died his wife threw out his souveniers including a very old samari sword. He told her that it was worth thousands but she didn't believe him. There is no limit to stupidity. Good Luck, Rick