''I've Got One I'll Give You If You'll Come and Get It''

| November/December 1996

  • John Deere Tractors

  • John Deere Tractors

RR 4, Box 1043 Eufaula, Oklahoma 74432-9402

The story of my first John Deere tractor appeared in the January '96 issue of GEM. This Model B tractor was taken to one show in 1995, the Enid Antique Power Show in Oklahoma.

At that show Mr. Dave Ray saw what had been done with the B. Dave was finishing a career in the Air Force a traffic controller at Vance Air Base, Enid, Oklahomaand was not at all interested in his dad's old farm, nor anything pertaining to the farm.

When I saw Dave later at a church gathering he asked me to go get his dad's old tractor.

I thought about it a long time. I wondered, can I handle another tractor? Gee whiz! Another free tractor! I've got all the tractor I need to take my boat to the water in the spring, and take it out again in the fall.

After a long time of thinking about it I finally was taken to see the tractor. THAT THING WAS HUGE! Another John Deere, a Model 'A' Serial #692795. Truly, the size of it scared me!