Did you know there's a special connection between a boy and his tractor?
Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Luke who loved vehicles....all vehicles......cars, trucks, (especially 18 wheelers), 4-wheelers, construction equipment, and tractors....just about anything with wheels really. Well, we were out in the backyard back behind the pool area where Jason was working on our outbuilding and Luke spotted it. "It" was a kid sized John Deere tractor hidden under a couple of saw horses piled with lumber. That tractor has been there for a LONG time. It belonged to Colt.....and Colt is 21. Not much gets past Luke. I managed to redirect his attention to something else, because I didn't have any idea what was lurking under that pile of stuff and planned to have Jason get it out later and give it a good washing.
Well, Luke didn't forget. He was outside with my dad on Labor Day and took him by the hand and led him around back directly to the tractor. I bet you can imagine what happened next. Pop didn't try to redirect attention. The next thing I knew, the tractor was sitting on my sunporch with a very proud Luke proclaiming "Luke-ah's tractor". Now mind you, it was dirty, duct-taped in spots where it was busted, and minus the pedals. But you would have thought it was the best of the best by how proud he was of his tractor. So, he and Pop took it back outside and Pop turned Luke loose with washing it and "taking care of it". Luke was SO proud. The rest of these pictures tell the story. Never mind the way he was dressed. I had no idea I would be photographing him when I quickly grabbed mismatched shorts for him to play outside (first thing we could find that was clean).
And so the boy and his tractor are living happily ever after. (Thank you, Pop)! :)
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