Seward's 4th of July parade yesterday was an outstanding display of old vehicles, tractors, politicians, Czech Queens, Alumni reunion groups, horses, bands, etc. One of my favorites was this Model A Ford. I believe it is a 1930 model. We had a '29 two-door that was very similar but the hub caps were a bit smaller. It was our family car until we got a '37 Chevy when Vivian and I were Juniors in HS. The Model A is what Vivian and I both learned to drive and what we drove to HS the first couple years. I had my first "date" by taking a girl to a movie but Vivian had to drive because I didn't have a license.
While this rig wasn't in the parade, it was at the old tractor display that I walked past on my way home from singing at the Civic Center. The tractor was a '46 JD "A". We had a '44 A JD and got a 2-row mounted Lister identical to this one in about '46 and I had to put it together. It was only a couple years later when we started putting in terraces and planting on the contour. It wasn't easy with a mounted Lister but would have been impossible without one. The machines I grew-up with were so simple by comparison to what is used today. I believe vehicles and farm machinery have reached a level of maturity but you wonder.