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  • My Dad, what an inspiration!

    I know this isn't fishing related so if it needs to be moved, I understand.

    My dad is 93 years young and been a farmer his whole life, even after retiring he set about an undertaking that many much younger would not take on. To stay busy in retirement it was his goal to restore (not always a full restore, depending on what was needed) one antique tractor at a time as long as he was able. He retired and sold the family farm in 1995 and has since that time done about 18 along the way he has needed the families help, so we all have helped him in any way he needed.

    Today he called me up and asked if I could tell him how to adjust his oxy/acetylene guages to cut some bolts off a old disk he decided to bring back from the grave.

    So after a errand I had to do, I checked in on him and he was already at it cutting the bolts loose so he can put new ones in those places.

    I asked dad to stand next to a couple of his tractors for a quick picture, so he stood next to the first one......our family pride and joy, the 1926 Huber that my grandfather owned.

    Some years ago a author heard of dad's accomplishments and wrote a book, with a couple of dad's rarer tractors in it taking up a couple chapters, the local TSC heard about it and asked if dad would bring those featured tractors down for a book signing which he did and I was thrilled to share in his joy!

    The following video I put on YouTube showing most of his collection, I'm not the best narrator, but he was happy I did it......thought maybe some of you may like to see it as well, I'm sure many of you have farming in your family tree and can relate to it.

    Like I said, he is an inspiration to us and I hope I can carry the torch when he is gone.....which if I'm a betting man will not be any time soon!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: My Dad, what an inspiration! started by Just Steve View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. rnes's Avatar
      rnes -
      Great video I really enjoyed it. The greatest generation there was. Treasure your dad mine has gone on to be with the lord.
    1. tenncrappie's Avatar
      tenncrappie -
      Wow thanks for sharing.
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Great article
    1. SuperDave336's Avatar
      SuperDave336 -
      Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.
    1. partsman1's Avatar
      partsman1 -
      Awesome stuff , Thanks for sharing!!
    1. Retired2Fish's Avatar
      Retired2Fish -
      Great read! Thanks for posting.
    1. Speck Detector's Avatar
      Speck Detector -
      A true Man's Man, with a superior work ethic...never let him slow down, great read & video...
    1. redearhoosier's Avatar
      redearhoosier -
    1. Yelim's Avatar
      Yelim -
      Thank you so much! Reminds me of my Dad. Beautiful tractors also.
    1. Crestliner08's Avatar
      Crestliner08 -
      That is just totally awesome! Congrats to your Dad and God Bless your whole family.
    1. Crappie Pro Wannabe's Avatar
      Crappie Pro Wannabe -
      Thanks for sharing
    1. ET Fish's Avatar
      ET Fish -
      I enjoyed reading this!
    1. skeetbum's Avatar
      skeetbum -
      I would buy him breakfast one day a week just to listen to what he has witnessed in his years. He possesses real practical knowledge, a rare thing these days. Thanks for sharing Dad with us Steve, and Merry Christmas to you both.
    1. Basscaster's Avatar
      Basscaster -
      Great Video, Thanks for showing and explaining each tractor. I wish u had old dad in the background or driving one of his Gems.
    1. flytier's Avatar
      flytier -
      Enjoyed reading nice tractors
    1. tfr7315's Avatar
      tfr7315 -
      Enjoyed the video and the story/pictures. Glad to see your Dad remaining so active. Cherish the moments, friend!
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