This is a story i wrote for my 6 year old daughter
This is my story. I am John Deere 314 garden tractor. I was born in 1982.
I was assembled in the Horicon factory by workers who took great care i looked and ran my best for my new owner.
I was so excited to be started for the first time! I ran great and looked good in my green body and yellow rims.
After i was crated up, i was sent to a dealership. That's the people who were going to find me a loving home.
I remember sitting there on the showroom floor when a gentleman came and inquired about a new lawnmower.
I was beside myself, i was hoping he would pick me! Turns out i was exactly what my new owner wanted!
I got to ride on a trailer to my new home. My owner came out and asked if i was ready to go mow some grass.
So with a turn of the key, i roared to life. We spent many summers cutting grass , him and i.
He took really good care of me. Washing and waxing, changing my oil every year.
One day i was patiently waiting for my owner to come out and cut grass with me. I waited and waited and waited.
He never came back. After a while of sitting i was put away in a shed and forgotten.
I was alone and never knew
why i was put here. Did i do something wrong? Will my owner come get me again? After a while in the shed people i didn't
know came by. What were they doing here? Where is my owner?, i thought.
They came to take me apart. They took my carburator , my starter , my air cleaner and my side shields.
I was broken now and wondered if i was ever going to be run and cut grass again. My tires went flat and i started to leak
something on the floor. For 10 years i sat here forgotten and neglected.
One cold day my shed door opened. Who is that?, i thought. My owner? No, it was someone new. He came to look at me and
shook his head in sadness. I was pushed and pulled out of the shed since i didn't run anymore. I was loaded on another
trailer similar to the one that brought me home so many years ago. Where are we going? Why am i leaving my owners house?
He'll be back to get me , i know it.
I arrived at a new place that was unfamiliar to me. I was pushed into a garage.
Oh no , this new person is going to take me more apart! I was beginning to wonder what my fate was when my new owner
came back with a strange contraption. He hooked it up to a hose. Hmmm, what's that for? I soon found out i was getting a bath!
I was scrubbed everywhere. Now i was clean! I kinda like this new person. My old tires were replaced and then i was getting
new parts put back on me. Will i be able to run again? After about 2 months of my new owner working on me and putting me back together,
He told me it was time. With a turn of the key , a couple puffs of smoke i roared back to life! I was so happy to be running again!
Him and i spent almost every night together. Getting new parts, polished and waxed. My rims got painted. I have to say i was looking
good! I am now plowing snow and dirt! I must say that was fun! I hope to be around for many years to come.
Sometimes i wonder how or why i got a second chance, but i plan on being the best John Deere 314 i can be!
Edited by nade-em, June 01, 2014 - 09:13 AM.