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Lost a good Vet Last Night! Tractor Accident
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Willy-N    Posted 07-27-2004 at 15:53:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
We lost our Vet due to a Tractor Accident last night. He was bailing hay and fell off the tractor and the Bailer got him. Wife found him when he did not come out of the feild on time. 65 years old has done his own hay all his life. I had just talked to him a few days ago and he was going to sell me this tractor but his John Deere was broke and he was going to use it to finish the feild while the JD was being fixed. Life is so unexpectedly cut short at any time. He will be missed in our comunity. Be carefull out there working please! Mark H.

Ron,ar    Posted 07-27-2004 at 17:54:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear about your friend, I saw one similar being told about on the news while in Tennessee. I spent many an hour as a child riding on the fender of an 8-N with my Dad. We boys used to stand on the disc harrow as he pulled it wide open in third gear for extra weight. I don't know who was worse, him for letting us or us for doing it. Lord looks out for drunks and fools and we were too young to drink.

Salmoneye    Posted 07-27-2004 at 17:50:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Damn sorry to hear that...

Dan    Posted 07-27-2004 at 17:15:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is some sad news Mark, its a real tragedy when these things happen. Yesterday a beekeeper about a hour away from me got discouraged,took his wife and daughter with him.Suffered severe depression for years previous.Thier community is in shock.Makes my post about parade floats seem frivilous. Dan in AB

Willy-N    Posted 07-27-2004 at 17:56:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Life is what your Parade post was about and it means a lot. These things happen all the time but it seems you allway think it won't happen to me. I have been very lucky in the past myself! Very sad about the Beekeeper never could understand takeing another life with yours, it does not make sence! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 07-27-2004 at 16:02:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry to hear about that mark,must of been hard on his wife also,what a terrible to have happen.

Willy-N    Posted 07-27-2004 at 16:14:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Daughter Shelby liked him a lot. Since she was going to be a vet they got along real good and he has been out to our place many times with the Cows. Finding a Good Vet is hard to do. The older ones do it different then the young Vets nowdays. We realy like his manner of treating animals. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 07-27-2004 at 16:25:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
we had a old guy here was working for another vet , nice guy , would tell the old folks to stay at home and he would come to their place after hours and treat their animals , usually small animals but anything , never charged them anything other than the cost of medicine, they couldn,t afford the other vet s clinic visits anyways . wanted to build a animal hospital where all animals would receive treatment, weather the owners could pay or not, couple summers ago he was over worked and tired comming home in the heat , fell asleep rolled his car and killed himself.really sad.

Les    Posted 07-27-2004 at 15:54:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
You just don't never know, do you? Heckuva way to go.

Willy-N    Posted 07-27-2004 at 16:18:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sure could think of a bunch of other ways to go myself. I dislike a pan seat, easy to slip off of. My Massey has a good raised back and sides on it to hold me in better. I have been glad they were there a few times so far! Mark H.

Clod    Posted 07-27-2004 at 16:45:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you operate heavy machinery in the refineries in the Houston area ,You do this.When you aare on the machine you have your seat belt fastened.When you get off the machine you have shut the engine off ,Everytime,Or you go out the gate. Also the machines have rollover protection .In the ricefields I have known of several persons to rear up the old tractors crossing a levee because they pulled a rice cart behind,The tractor just fell over backwards and killed the driver. There are ways to make machiney safer.Welding metal is not that difficult..But the majority say..We been doing it this way for a hundred years. It is sad to hear of the loss of a person. Prevention may save the next one.

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