Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I've Been Watching You!

I found this YouTube and boy it will get ya!

It took me right back to the 1980's when Matt and Mark were that age. My has time flown!

Now Matt and Becky have their own little buckaroos.

I can remember them peddling those big wheels and Ertel tractors all over the place. They peddled so much they wore the wheels out and became Peddle Pull Winners. My, that was fun.

I remember Matt winning the peddle pull at Georgetown, Ohio and driving all the way up for a peddle pull in Auglaize County where Mark pulled like nobody's business.

I also remember Becky trying to beat her big brothers and peddling at the Sardinia 4th of July Celebration. Boy, we had fun!

There is nothing in the world like raising your kids on a farm or out in the country to appreciate real down home values. Church, fairs, school, 4-H and FFA. They were all good to my kids and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

Now these kids are stable parents and family, raising their own families. Kind of astonishing when I think about it but it came very natural to us. Thanks Mom and Dad for showing us three kids what to do and what not to do.

It has worked out pretty well!

I have to get into those old picture files and post some history. Here I am working on farm management but this video sure caught my eye.

Good job Daddy and Benny!

Ed Winkle


  1. Ed, was reading some of your older posts and came across The Story (July 13 post). What a neat story. I literally laughed-out-loud when I read about running out of gas ! A guy's mind can just turn to mush when the right gal comes along, I became afflicted in the fall of '79 !

  2. Now that's a coincidence, a dear editor friend just emailed me to retell that story yesterday so it is fresh in my mind! He wants to use it in his blog and we were featured in his Magazine when we got married. Glad you liked it!

  3. You know Nebraska, my mind still goes to mush when I think about her. She is in a meeting in Columbus and I am down here thinking of the latest greatest scheme we can pay for...