Tuesday, May 13, 2008

All Good Things Must Come To An End

My old Toro mower died tonight.  It was a hand-me-down from my Dad who bought it in the spring of 1980. I believe it was his first lawnmower. An old-fashioned 21" rear-bagger, it shook and rattled but still did a great job cutting the grass.  I used it to cut the lawn at 5 different homes over the years.

When it would not stay running tonight I was afraid of the diagnosis.  When the lawn center guy confirmed the worst, I headed to Home Depot.

And bought a brand-new, bright red 22" Toro.

The new one did a great job but I miss the shakes and rattles.

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