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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted September 17, 2013 - 06:41 PM

Earlier today I was out moving/consolidating stuff with the 1886 forklift, and a young lady riding a bike stopped and asked if she could take some pictures of my tractors.

 

She is from China, a student here at Oberlin College, and one of her classes is in Photography.

 

She asked which was the oldest tractor I had so I showed here my Bolens EK7 and moved it to where she could get a good picture.

 

After a bit more talking and picture taking, she asked if it would be OK for her to drive it, and of course I said yes.

 

After she tooled around on if for a bit, she had a grin from ear to ear. She said that was the first time she had driven anything like that and that she didn't even have a license to drive car.

 

After the EK7, I fired up the HT20D, and turned her loose.  As she was coming back I said to my self, "Self, you big dummy, why don't you get your camera and take a couple of pics of her driving so she can have those too?".  So I made a quick dash to grab the camera and got two pics of her on the HT20D.

 

Her name is Jiayi Shou, but she said that her 'English' first name is Anastasia.  She's only 20 yrs. old, no bigger than a minute, and as cute as can be.  We talked for quite awhile, and I was very impressed with her.  She seems to be much more mature and serious than the tytpcal 20 yr. old college girl, and can hold her own in conversation.

 

Anyway here the two pics I took and then emailed to her.

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Edited by OldBuzzard, September 17, 2013 - 06:41 PM.

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Posted September 17, 2013 - 06:44 PM

Dynamite!!!! :thumbs:



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Posted September 17, 2013 - 06:51 PM

Now , all the Bolens will disappear to China!


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 06:52 PM

Great story OB! She certainly looks happy on the HT20D :D



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Posted September 17, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Now , all the Bolens will disappear to China!

Nah they'll just reverse engineer them and start a new brand named " Bo Wens" :D


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 07:05 PM

sounds like you both had a great time

 

she will remember it for a long time


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 07:19 PM

Wow Wish I could hear her stories about the old buzzard from America when she gets home. :wave:

 

But that is a great story, it is an opportunity to share cultures.  Good going!!


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Here the OB is using is using his tractor yo attract the younger girls. Really that is a good story, glad you had the chance to talk with her.

 

 

Dick


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Yeah, I can attract them, but I done forgot what your supposed do with them once you've done that :ah_shoot:


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 07:44 PM

Nice of you to let the young lady experience a little of our hobby.
Thanks for being an ambassador.
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Posted September 17, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Great story. Glad she had a good visit. Great memories for both of you.



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Posted September 17, 2013 - 09:36 PM

OB, That was a very nice thing you did taking the time to talk, show and share our culture with her. You both will have memories that will last the rest of both your lives. Thank YOU !! :worshippy1: :thumbs:


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Posted September 18, 2013 - 12:13 AM

That's a nice story OB something I'm sure both of you enjoyed & will remember for a long time. I'm the type of person who has never met a stranger but seems like lately with all the dislike among other countries people aren't as friendly. The one language everyone understands is a smile. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted September 18, 2013 - 06:52 AM

How cool is that!  Neat experience!



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Posted September 18, 2013 - 08:11 AM

Cool visit!

"Oberlin College"....one of my college's biggest rivals way back when!






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