Old Tractors

There’s just something about old tractors. My niece Emily drove my dad’s H Farmall in the Nodaway County Fair Parade on Saturday.

dad and em1

Emily with her grandpa. She made the sign for the parade. My dad started farming with a tractor similar to this one.

My cousin Stanley and Dad talking tractors before the parade starts.

My cousin Stanley and Dad talking tractors before the parade starts.

Stanley and Emily take their seats and start the route.

Stanley and Emily take their seats and start the route.

Emily did a great job driving and said she had a lot of fun. Except for that one break down in the middle of the street before the parade started.

Susie head shot

Old tractors are like farmers – they may slow down, but they just keep going.

~ Susan

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About Susan Mires

Susan Mires is a writer in St. Joseph, MO.

4 responses to “Old Tractors”

  1. Julane Hiebert says :

    I always get a lump in my throat when I see a picture like the one of your dad and his tractor. What memories it must bring, of a time and place that was so dear to him. He was probably one of those who felt ‘rich’ when he could afford an umbrella to sit under while plowing. Love the pic, and the memories. Thanks for posting.

  2. Jeanie Berg says :

    So true, Julane. They always have stories to tell about which tractor they learned to drive first; which tractor was their absolute favorite, etc. etc. Loved seeing your pictures, Susan. EVERY parade should have TRACTORS!

    • Susan Mires says :

      Excellent rule, Jeanie! My dad bought this particular tractor about a year ago. It was very important to him to have one just like he started farming with.

  3. Cherie Gagnon says :

    What a fun way to keep history alive!

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