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#1 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 01:30 PM

I've been working to refurbish a couple MF-7s, including one that the PO put a larger engine in and did a little free-lance surgery to get it to fit. However, it's the one that runs and also has a mower deck.

Bella--my 2 year old grand-daughter, has always been shy around me. But, she saw me working on the tractor and just had to climb up and "drive" it.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 01:46 PM

Tractors and bonding. It does not get any detter than that now does it Smitty.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 02:49 PM

There,you've lost your tractor now.:D

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 03:59 PM

Glad something broke the ice between you two. Take her for a ride, she'll be your buddy for life.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 05:15 PM

My 18 month old loves rides. It's what she & I do on nice evenings. That or read an Elmo book... guess which I prefer?

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 05:49 PM

my cousins when they were young,

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 07:22 PM

I've been working to refurbish a couple MF-7s, including one that the PO put a larger engine in and did a little free-lance surgery to get it to fit. However, it's the one that runs and also has a mower deck.

Bella--my 2 year old grand-daughter, has always been shy around me. But, she saw me working on the tractor and just had to climb up and "drive" it.


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That's great to see that. Thanks for shareing that.
Paint her name on it, and you've got a tractor buddy for life.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 11:07 PM

That's great to see that. Thanks for shareing that.
Paint her name on it, and you've got a tractor buddy for life.


I hadn't thought of that... that's a great Idea!! Only problem is, she has two older sisters, and 4 other cousins... I guess one name on each tractor I own...

As for riding it, she's still afraid of the noise, though her older sisters live to ride it with me...

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 11:08 PM

Neat picture... quite a line up... and the tractors are neat as well... ;o}

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 11:11 PM

There,you've lost your tractor now.:D



A small price to pay to get to know my grand daughter better. They're living with us right now as they are buying a home and haven't closed on it yet... Bella has hardly let me hold her, let along play with her, but she's warmed up to ol' Granpa quite a bit.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 11:16 PM

My 18 month old loves rides. It's what she & I do on nice evenings. That or read an Elmo book... guess which I prefer?


Lol... yeah, I'm well-acquainted with the red Muppet.
Bella has a tthree year old cousin-- Xavier, who is addicted to Elmo. My wife found a little Elmo mechanical toy at a thrift store--it laughs, and stands up, lays down, sits up, etc. Xavier loves it... but, the "la la la-la, Elmo's song" get's a little old... Still, time spent with your kids or grandchildren isn't wasted... wish I'd realized that when my own were young--between school, two jobs, etc. I lost a lot of their childhood...

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 09:00 PM

Thanks for the pictures and the updates. Little ones can be quite shy. Your granddaughter looks very comfortable sitting on the tractor seat. She may well deserve her own tractor.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 09:04 PM

My 18 month old loves rides. It's what she & I do on nice evenings. That or read an Elmo book... guess which I prefer?

I know your little one likes the evening rides, I just didn't know that you were that much into Elmo. (Sorry Alan, I just couldn't help myself)

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 09:28 PM

speaking of warming up to, in the picture i posted, the 3 girl, morgan and i have never really connected untill a few weeks ago at the 3 county fair, my friends were pulling with their super modify 4 wheel trucks and she was there with her boyfriend, i use to be in a pulling crew so being in the pit and on the track was natural for me, she saw me there and therfore started a new era, her boyfrield is now my best friend, heh !, i took them both down to meet some of the boys and look at their trucks, now she is bumbarding me with questions regarding alky engines, best gearboxes, etc.., this is how i know im getting older, by the look she gives me when she sees me, i knew this was comming but not with her, funny how life thows you a curveball sometimes, im thrilled to have a closer relationsip with her now and is glad it's this instead of drugs or lazyness, because of this im hopeing she will be more apt to ask for help in difficult or potentally dangerus situations,
im sorry if i hyjacked your thread, im just happy about this because we as a family has worried about her for years, catch the moment when you can before it slips away forever, they are young only once,

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 02:38 AM

I know your little one likes the evening rides, I just didn't know that you were that much into Elmo. (Sorry Alan, I just couldn't help myself)


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