Today was a big day! Today we moved Papa’s tractor into long term storage. It was a bit startling to see her leave Papa’s garage without him. I am not a farmer. My father, however, was! From an early age, I remember my dad driving the tractor home with freshly harvested peanuts trailing behind him. One of the sweetest smells in the world, at least to a peanut farmer’s kid, is that of freshly harvested peanuts. My dad would eat them raw. I have always preferred them boiled or roasted. When I look at this tractor, I see my dad! When I look at this tractor, I am flooded with happy memories! I really miss my sweet dad! I have always said I was keeping his tractor but recently I have struggled a bit with whether I am being overly sentimental. I can hear my dad saying “Susan, this is not very practical”. Because we are also keeping Lawson’s small boat, I have decided for the moment to keep her. Our daughter Sophie talks about someday having some highland cows so I am hoping maybe Papa’s tractor may have a home with those cows. Only time will tell but for now Papa’s tractor is a keeper!