Reflections

A BRIEF WORD

| January/February 1985

  • Old Engine

    Robert H. Donald
  • John Deere Archives

  • American Gas Engines

    Alvin Sanda
  • Leader 2 HP engine

  • Homemade Tractor
    Homemade Tractor
  • Temple-Master Workman

    Chester B. Bomba

  • Old Engine
  • John Deere Archives
  • American Gas Engines
  • Leader 2 HP engine
  • Homemade Tractor
  • Temple-Master Workman

20/1/10

Robert H. Donald, 25514 Hickory Valley, Spring, TX 77373 sends us a group of photographs showing old engines in various stages of decay. Included with these nostalgic scenes, an example of which is seen, here, Mr. Donald waxed poetic as follows:

THE IRON MAN

His armor is cold
His wheels are still
His heartbeat stopped
Years hold his chill



Yet with the years
This Iron Man must hold
Stories of hard labor
By him to be told

We let him rest
He gave his part
Beneath the ground
With a cold cold heart.