IT’S MOSTLY ABOUT THE MEMORIES, I’ve decided.
And building memories.
The Rice County Steam & Gas Engines, Inc., annual Labor Day weekend show, which continues through Sunday, brought back many memories for me as I wandered among tractors and flea market merchandise and more for nearly four hours Saturday.
Curve of a Surge milking machine. Putt-putt-putt of a John Deere tractor chugging along the tractor parade route.
The agrarian lines of a corn crib.
A Midland oil can. An NFO sign. All so familiar.
As I paused to admire an aged, rusty John Deere, an elderly woman said the green machine brought tears to her eyes. It was exactly like the one her father drove.
Nearby, grandparents smiled as their two great grandsons climbed onto a Farmall. Building memories.
If you’re into farming of yesteryear and flea markets, then consider attending this event. Gates open at 7 a.m. Sunday and close at 5:30 p.m. A tractor pull is slated for 9 a.m. Admission is $8 with 12 and under free.
The show grounds is located three miles south of Northfield on Minnesota State Highway 3. For more information, click here.
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© Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling