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#1 markdombroski OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 12:46 AM

Recently, I have been picking up my youngest son from the local bus stop with my tractors. It gives me a chance to run the engine and drive them a bit. Today, I got the old '68 JD 140 H1 out and towed my utility trailer with leftover straw bails from our recent Halloween party. As the battery is bad, had to use my jumper cables to start it and keep it running.

I towed my son and some of the local kids back to their homes on our road. BTW, I have the OK from the parents to ride on the trailer. A lot of happy smiles. Much more fun for me.

At the recent school parent teacher conference, the teacher showed me a drawing and writing project done by my 3rd grader describing me picking him up with the tractor at the bus stop. These are precious moments.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 12:55 AM

Glad you and your son are having fun, and making memories. Just think, in a few years you will have to buy him his first GT (if you haven't done so already LOL).

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 05:06 AM

Way to go Dad. Memories for both of you and his friends.

Just try that when he's 15 tho LOL

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 05:43 AM

Those memories will be with those kids , you can just see it ,,,, 20+ years from now at a class reunion someone saying to your son " remember when your dad would take us around on his tractor,,,,, " yea you did good , Al

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 06:44 AM

:ditto:to all the above comments!
SWEET!! You not only got tractor time, you had time to share with your son, and time to show off your stuff. Look at those smiles!!! Yep these kids will remember those trips for a long time. Way to go:thumbs:

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 06:48 AM

That looks like fun! I remember the first tractors from my youth. You are creating memories for all of you. That's a beautiful tree in the last pictures! Looks like you are having a nice fall there.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 06:59 AM

:ditto:
The above posts

I'm sure they will always remember those tractor rides

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 07:25 AM

That is a fabulous idea.
Not only does it get the kids home safely but it is making memories that will last a life time.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 07:36 AM

Those kids probably think your the greatest dad! that's really great to see.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 09:11 AM

Way to go Dad. Memories for both of you and his friends.

Just try that when he's 15 tho LOL


It is funny that you say this. My oldest son (15) says "Dad, tractors? Why can you have a cool hobby like collecting motorcycles?"

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 09:13 AM

Glad you and your son are having fun, and making memories. Just think, in a few years you will have to buy him his first GT (if you haven't done so already LOL).


My youngest son (front left in picture), wants to fix up and ride the "Forrest Gump" Snapper mower that I have sitting under the tarp.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 09:18 AM

That looks like fun! I remember the first tractors from my youth. You are creating memories for all of you. That's a beautiful tree in the last pictures! Looks like you are having a nice fall there.


It is a nice fall here in the Seattle, Washington area. We had a late summer this year. The trees are now turning their colors. The red leaf tree is a Japanese maple which is part of our community park in the background.

The rains and cold are starting to set in. We don't get much snow, but every year can be different.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 09:29 AM

It is funny that you say this. My oldest son (15) says "Dad, tractors? Why can you have a cool hobby like collecting motorcycles?"


:ditto:

I know the feeling my (17) year old only wants to talk about cars and girls.The two most expensive things out there lol
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Posted November 05, 2011 - 07:24 PM

Way to go Dad they will be lasting memories. Last week the school had Fall Festival, I pull kids from 8.30 till 300 in cars made from barrels like a train. Think I had more Fun than they did.

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Posted November 06, 2011 - 05:38 AM

It is funny that you say this. My oldest son (15) says "Dad, tractors? Why can you have a cool hobby like collecting motorcycles?"


Tell him I said he has it backwards... WE have the cool hobby, we're just keeping it hush-hush to keep the prices reasonable.

Just try to put in a garden with a Hard Tail.




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