Friends Share Love of Tractors

| November/December 1994

Major Bragg of Atwood, Illinois, hands a bronze tractor trophy to 4-year old Darrin Swinford, grandson of Lloyd and Barbara Dean of Atwood.

'These two dudes have a lot in common, despite their 94 year age difference. One has a world of knowledge and the other a world of interest they both love tractors.'

When Major Bragg turned 98 last February, the Deans and their grandson surprised him by taking a birthday cake to him at Friendship Hill, where he lives.

In this photo, Major is passing on a bronze tractor trophy to Darrin.

'We and all who know him feel so fortunate to still have him with us and for his mind to still operate in high gear,' Lloyd writes. 'He did not help farm this past season due to some heart problems, but he was farming in his mind.'