Monday, January 18, 2010

My World Tuesday = FARMALL Tractors

My World Tuesday = FARMALL Tractors
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My Father Leo Gariety only owned and drove FARMALL tractors.
Don't even bother to bring a John Deere tractor onto one of his farms.
He didn't like those noisy John Deere "poppers"!
He liked FARMALL tractors.
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The above photo was taken during the spring planting season of 1965.
Yours truly took this picture with her ten dollar Kodak camera.
My father is in the driver's seat.
My brother Harold is hanging onto the side of the tractor and my brother Carl is
behind the driver's seat.


Another Photo of My Father Leo Gariety Driving A FARMALL Tractor.
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I think I took this photo during the summer of 1969 while home from teaching on Okinawa.
I know I took this photo with my 35 mm Pentex camera that I had bought in the PX at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa.


Oldest FARMALL Tractor Photo
Circa 1951-53
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I don't know who took this photo of my brother Harold Gariety sitting on
this particular FARMALL tractor. This photo was taken on the big lawn that had a circle drive around the front of our dairy barn.
Notice all the white washed tree trunks alongside the gravel road that took you to either
Russia, Ohio or Versailles, Ohio.
Across the road was Floyd Monnin's farm and woods.
Harold used to walk home from baseball practice at Russia Local School by cutting
thru Floyd Monnin's farm.
My father wouldn't allow any of his sons to drive a car to school.
That was how to baby your kids!

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8 comments:

susieofarabia said...

What a cool post! Love the old tractor photos.

Xavi said...

And you know, you have to come to this town on vacation.
Thanks for visiting my blog
Have a nice day

Tony said...

Nice photos. I owned a Ford 8N until last year - hated to sell it.

Tony

Lawstude said...

diffrent but truly interesting post. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love that your Dad was so loyal to the FARMALL tractors...however, did notice in the middle photo that he has a John Deere umbrella over his head!!! ;) I'm from your hometown, Russia, and found you on the fishreport link. Thanks for the bit of trivia!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

funny how farmers have their druthers when it comes to farming and farm equipment :)
enjoyed your post as usual.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This really is a nice collection of Farmall tractors

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joann: My grandson thinks that every tractor should be painted John Deere green.