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Author: oldred22 One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19599  
Subject: Re: Activities of the Retired? Date: 10/7/1998 11:22 PM
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hotfoot wrote:
and maybe garden and tractor show

you are probably gonna get a laff out of this hotfoot but this board is so quiet gonna do it anyway.

I wrote in my answer to JABoa that I did volunteer work on a railroad, and I have done that for like the last 4-5 years.

Now my working life was white collar, computers, and and office.

The work on the railroad was laying ties and gravel and hitting spikes with 4 pound hammers.

We had to lay a lot of gravel and I learned very quick that shoveling gravel INTO a truck is not conducive to long life for a 50 some year old.

Anyway, and to the point if there even is one, out of self preservation I learned how to drive a small John Deere tractor (and if you saw it you would probably think it was a lawn mower) that had like a 600lbs front end loader attachment.

Now I learned to love driving that thing.
Something about a 10 speed (ok 2X5) gear box's and 4 wheel drive.
I mean in the lowest range the engine would redline at less than a walking speed.

Anyhow for a City fellow, that was (and still is) a blast.

Because of all the lack of rain for a long time and then this year rain way into the summer I have missed the oppertunity to get our lawn back in shape for this year (at least I think so), made some progress but not enough.

Now making plans on leasing one of them little jewels of a tractors with a rotor tiller for next spring and the front end loader to start building up a base for my garden railroad.

So there are some more things that can occupy time for us retired folks.


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