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About The_CSMs_Wife

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  • Birthday 01/28/1950

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    Southeast Iowa (Ottumwa area)
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    Rare and unusual IH tractors...Love the Wheatlands and Industrial models. We have 2 grandsons (Jul03 and Aug05) and 2 grand-daughters (Jun09 and Mar12).
    **Grandkids, Farmin', truckin', and trackin' old IH tractors**

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  1. Happy birthday,856custom,acbjohn,The-CSMs-wife

    Thanks for remembering me! It's nice to be thought of, always.
  2. Barrett-Jackson Auction

    This is on the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this week. It's pretty darn sweet! Tried to jostle loose Red Reaper's credit card for the score, but he wouldn't cooperate.
  3. Quite an Auction the other day

    Of course, you're right.......I goobered. Still a nice tractor, selling well. Forgive me?
  4. Quite an Auction the other day

    Horsch Auction in Kansas We followed this online sale Thursday. Pretty interesting..........probably the highest-selling, low-houred 1568 we've seen.
  5. 1206 Registry and Other Model Registries

    I wasn't clear, Tony. I'm sorry. We got the SERIAL NUMBER for Reaper, not the tractor!!! It was a very nice 1206, nice paint job, well done, and likely sold under the money. We didn't even buy a sandwich, let alone a tractor!!
  6. We got a 1206 SN for Red Reaper to add to the registry yesterday at an auction. I went to the clerks' tent to see if they'd tell me at least the general area or maybe the town where the tractor was going. Of course, they looked at me kinda funny when I said I didn't care about the buyer's name or anything else, I would just like to know the town. Then I explained to them the theory behind the various model registries and how they've helped people out over the years. They thought that was the neatest idea and were really impressed that there were folks who were committed to keeping track of such things. Just thought I'd let the Registry Keepers know that they were gettin' some love from folks who aren't necessarily "tractor people". Side note: this was the Lee and Velma Zylstra auction at Alta Iowa. An interesting sale, with a lot of really, really good looking red paint. And disaster avoided when one buyer finally decided to winch his new treasure onto his trailer instead of watching his son (I assume) spin and spin trying to get it to climb up the incline. Was kind of a tense couple of minutes till they changed procedure.
  7. A horse farming question.

    My maternal grandfather raised, worked and showed Belgians almost all his life. He generally raised his own replacement stock. The local draft horse association here owned a stud, and it was kept at Grandpa's brother's farm during the '20s and '30s. The stud was of Farceur lineage, which was very popular and successful in the early 20th century and was always Grandpa's favorite line. His livelihood depended on horses up until 1944 when he got his first tractor. He still worked the horses after the tractor was there, and much preferred them to the mechanics of the tractor. He did own a second tractor, a 1946 Minnie-Mo U, which our sons now own. Grandpa had his last team in 1967 at the age of 68 and they didn't work in the field, but were shown. He won the annual Spring show at Waverly Iowa with them that year. The picture is me on my Grandpa's lap planting corn in 1954, behind Nora and Judy.
  8. Iowa "Tony Award"

    Thanks for the kind words about our little Grove. We've enjoyed it and had a lot of interesting conversations about it. We've owned it for more than 20 years, but the resto work was only done ahead of the Union Grove show last year. And I sure like that 1206, too!!!
  9. Kudos to CHAPTER 5

    Thanks, All!! It was a tremendous job to pull off, and there were some things that didn't work out as well as we would have liked, but there were many things that went really, really well. We sure hope everyone enjoyed their time with us, and had a good time, and saw tractors and parts and all the IH things they like. To those I've visited with before but didn't get a chance to see this year, I missed you all. We'll see you in Montgomery in 2018!
  10. A Big thanks from Triple R Tractors

    Thanks, Mike! It was truly a lot of work, and it's really hard for people who've never worked on anything like this to understand what all goes into it. This year, I'd have liked to have had twin shows.......the one I had responsibilities in, and one that I could do my normal RPRU and visit w/all the vendors and exhibitors. But I don't think I could have survived 2!! ;^) Hope to see y'all soon!!
  11. HELP! - RPRU Saturday Parade Pics????

    My camera card decided to not cooperate Saturday morning at the parade at RPRU. Card requires formatting, so I'm gonna lose all my pics. Does anyone happen to have pics of the 2-1206 with the cute young man driving, the restored 1468 with the cute young man driving, and/or the 1456 Wheatland Goldie with the cute old man driving taken anywhere during the parade route???? If you do, could you please share them with me? They're the only ones that I'm going to lose that I'm really crying over. Thanks a BUNCH for any help anyone can provide!!
  12. A Big thanks from Triple R Tractors

    Can't believe I didn't make it past your set up to say 'hi', Mike. I didn't see much of the show, as I was earlobe deep in various committee activities. Missed you and the family! Hope it was a good show for you and all the vendors. We had a good time putting it together!
  13. Red Power Round Up 2017 Information

    As far as I know, attendance numbers and tractor numbers aren't available yet, but we'll try to get them posted when they are.
  14. Red Power Round Up 2017 Information Here's the auction bill. There's a lot of big and small items on it!
  15. Red Power Round Up 2017 Information

    There's a Jethro's location in Altoona now, It's called Jethro's and Jake's Smokehouse Steaks and it's on Adventureland Drive. I've not been there, but it is part of the same regional chain, so should at least be similar, I'd think.