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#16 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2011 - 07:53 AM

That was a very nice thing to do for your neighbor Matt! I am sure he will appreciate it. Thanks for helping out a vet. :thumbs::yelclap:

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Posted May 03, 2011 - 08:48 AM

Today while I was rebuilding the deck on the JD 285, my neighbor said " I wish I could afford a machine like this". I thought for less than a minute. I said Bill this is your tractor. I gave it to him. I told him if he bought the deck bearings, that he could have it. He gladly gave his CC info to the dealer who is shipping the bearings. It made me feel good to do it. He has an old Murray LT that is on its last leg, and being a retired vet, hes on fixed income. I have more than enough tractors. The lord has blessed me with the ability to fix anything i want to fix. My old buddy needed a good tractor so I fixed him up. The only string is that it couldnt be sold for any reason. So now Im on the hunt for another tractor from this series.


Very nice thing to do, God Bless

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Posted May 03, 2011 - 08:50 AM

I second that. I will say as a decent human being and a vet myself, this story nearly brought me to tears.


from one vet to another. Couldn't have put it brtter

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Posted May 03, 2011 - 09:47 AM

Well done! We can all hope to have neighbors like you!

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Posted May 03, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Now that your neighbor has a nice LGT, you need to get him to join GTTalk!

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Posted May 03, 2011 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for demonstrating that there ARE nice people in this world! I think a lot of them are on GTTalk!

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Posted May 04, 2011 - 05:35 AM

Now that your neighbor has a nice LGT, you need to get him to join GTTalk!


Lol good point!

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Posted May 04, 2011 - 10:26 AM

Today while I was rebuilding the deck on the JD 285, my neighbor said " I wish I could afford a machine like this". I thought for less than a minute. I said Bill this is your tractor. I gave it to him. I told him if he bought the deck bearings, that he could have it. He gladly gave his CC info to the dealer who is shipping the bearings. It made me feel good to do it. He has an old Murray LT that is on its last leg, and being a retired vet, hes on fixed income. I have more than enough tractors. The lord has blessed me with the ability to fix anything i want to fix. My old buddy needed a good tractor so I fixed him up. The only string is that it couldnt be sold for any reason. So now I'm on the hunt for another tractor from this series.



Matt, Being a Veteran myself, I feel Very PROUD to call you my friend.. Your Generosity goes above and beyond what most people in this country would ever try to do. Most of our Vets. don't ever get anything from anybody. I was Proud to serve and don't want anything in return, as do most Vets., But it was very thoughtful of you to take care of Bill that way. One day you will be rewarded beyond anything you can ever imagine. Thank You so Much !!!!

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Posted May 04, 2011 - 09:19 PM

Matt, as a vet myself, thank you for the kindness you have bestowed on your neighbor. I'm sure he will be very grateful and most happy with his 'new' mower.


Same here, GEORGE WILLIAMS, USNMCB ONE{Atlantic SEABEES} DANANG 1966/1967

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Posted May 05, 2011 - 12:53 AM

dryrun:

Same here, GEORGE WILLIAMS, USNMCB ONE{Atlantic SEABEES} DANANG 1966/1967


George, I was also at DaNang 1966/1967, USAF, small world.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 07:21 PM

Matt, You are another example of the kind people i have gotten to know,meet,hear about since i have become a member of the garden tractor community. It warms the heart to know there are still kind people in this harsh world. Way to go Matt!!!

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 12:50 AM

The Lord will bless you matts.......................

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 07:36 PM

I have deployed four time and will never deploy again. I know how it feels when you think you will never have a life again. What you did for you're nieghboor was bigger than a tractor You may have been the one to make the difference. I usually do not like to here about people and their crappy bullsh-- niceties but that seemed a sincere form of generosity. So from the most pessimistic, cynical people I know; Thank You !

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 05:26 PM

Super blessing Matt! I hope the good Lord returns your gracious deed, 10 fold! I have a feeling you'll find your replacement tractor sooner than you think. It's an honor to know you as a fellow Garden Tractor Collector, and I'm proud to call you my GTtalk Brother! I'm not a Vet, nor did I ever serve in the Armed Forces, but one thing I do know, is that you Sir, deserve a well earned salute. So Matt, I solute you for your well earned deed.

God Bless you and all of our Country Men and Women, both past and present. We'll never forget what you are doing, and for what each of you gave for us, and our Country!

Troy

Edited by johndeereelfman, September 06, 2011 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted September 07, 2011 - 04:01 AM

Has anyone heard from Matts?




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