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Watching her learn
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Chas in Me    Posted 06-21-2004 at 17:05:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last year, I bought an old Kubota tractor with a bucket. A couple of weeks ago, LOML decided she wanted to learn to drive it. After a few lessons on shifting, starting, shutting it of and some basic safety concerns, I turned her loose.

Yesterday, I was mowing lawn and rocks and happened to look her way. She was driving the tractor and looking back at me with a huge grin on her face. I thought I would need to give her a repeat lesson, but no, she remembered what I had told her.

It is so nice to watch someone gain confidence in a new activity. First, there is the constant look of worry as they strive to do it right. Then the look of satisfaction and the smile of triumph as they master the act. That smile was what I saw out in the gardens. It warmed my heart and still does when I think about it.

KellyGa    Posted 06-22-2004 at 09:04:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cool, wish I had a tractor. I would love to toodle around on it! :) Don't really need one right now, maybe later. :)

deadcarp    Posted 06-21-2004 at 23:15:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those Kubotas are tough too - my buddy Bob got tanked up & decided he could hold back brother mike's kubota backhoe, i went easy on the lever and it still slung him across the trench like a ragdoll. Oh he hung onto the shovel alright, but he darn sure didn't hold it back! :)

Clod    Posted 06-21-2004 at 17:14:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
that was a good story..what is >> LOML

Chas in Me    Posted 06-21-2004 at 18:00:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOML = Love of My Life

Five years of good marriage coming up soon.


Clod    Posted 06-21-2004 at 18:24:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh,, Now I see..I dont use those letters.. But its a good story.

Cindi    Posted 06-22-2004 at 03:47:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah it is. Some people get addicted to that feeling and become teachers. Good story.

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