I miss my dad - he has been gone since 1980 - a very long time. We lived on a small farm, 80 acres. The last time I saw my father alive was on that old farm. Dad could never afford new equipment, we had good equipment but usually it was old. Our work horse tractor was an old Oliver 70 that had 6 forward gears with a high and low range. Not as old as the tractor in the Buckley, MI parade you see on this post.
You know whats special about this picture? The tractor? No - the driver, I know him - no. Its the church in the background. You see that is the church that as a boy on every Sunday, including Father's Day my dad would put us all in the car and take us to church. Just a few weeks ago I went to church there again - oh the memories.
Dad, I wish you were here - so much I want to talk about. I miss you. Happy Fathers Day - see you soon. Love you!
P.S. Thanks for letting us as kids take the tractor to the swimming hole on hot days - but most of all thanks for taking us to church.