Minden Press-Herald

Sep 20th

Driving for the First Time

galenCan you remember the first time you ever "drove" a vehicle? Maybe it was your parent's pickup or car. Maybe it was your granddad's old tractor. Either way, I'll bet it was as unforgettable a time as mine was.

I had turned six years old in November, and with sleet and snow on the ground the following January, my dad sat me in the seat of our old Farmall tractor. The clutch and brake were 12 to 18 inches from my feet, but that was of no concern for my job was to hold the steering wheel steady and not fool with anything else.

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