We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Someone told me, or i read somewhere, that when the yanks started arriving in England for the big invasion buildup during WWII, that the British planners were amazed how many of them were mechanics --from building contraptions just like the pic, back on the old farm --heh --
No fair stimulating Dr. Mercury with that heaping helping of Hot Totty!
Gerard Van der Leun
The feller in the pic has "1946 LUC" painted on the engine cover. That's probably a birthdate, so at that age he ain't doing too bad, keeping up with that much younger heapin' helpin' of hot totty. Looks like he may have been trying to write "LUCK" but unluckily ran out of room, and wisely decided to tempt no further fate --as in, if he couldn't have LUCK then by golly LUC would do just fine.
This reminded me of Don Walser. His son put together this eulogy to his father where at around 5:20 you can hear Don singing his John Deere TractorSong. I recommend the whole video. Good ol' TX swing + country. Good yodeling, also.
Not everyone realizes that Bill Haley, best known for Rock Around the Clock, was previously a pretty good yodeler.