Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Old Timer's Day 2011

This past weekend we went back to my hometown for Old Timer's Day at my church. This was the 10th one...hard to believe. I'm sure when my parents got this thing started, they never believed they would still be doing it 10 years later.

You may be wondering what the heck I am talking about. Well, Old Timer's Day is a get together (for lack of a better word) at Walnut Grove Church in South Fulton, TN. There is an antique tractor show, a BBQ lunch, a tractor ride (or parade), and homemade ice cream. Basically people from probably about a 50 mile radius bring tractors (usually have about 40ish, but this year it rained, so the numbers were down) and folks from around the area come out and look at the tractors and sit and talk. It's a great day and even more fun now that Joseph is big enough to enjoy it.

The J Man himself with his Naner and PawPaw

Family photo

The storm that threatened to ruin the day

This is Joseph's very favorite thing...a lawn tractor that my dad fashioned into a cart. He built the wagon part out of some old floorboards.

Joseph and Michael ready to go on the tractor ride.

He didn't even go to sleep and the ride lasted over an hour. He's made of some stern stuff, that one.

Dad leading the parade out of the church parking lot on his Oliver 77.

YUMMY ice cream. There was strawberry, banana, vanilla, and chocolate.

It was another successful day despite the rain. We still had plenty of people come out and more than enough food and ice cream to satisfy everyone.

Joseph had a blast. He loved riding on the tractors and started chasing after anyone who cranked one up. He thought he should always get to ride. He was also a big fan of the strawberry and banana ice cream.

If you are ever in West Tennessee or Western Kentucky the 3rd Saturday in June, you should come and check it out.

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