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Getting away from Old Iron!


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Old 08-21-2004, 05:15:53 PM
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I ventured out to an auction today where I met with an aquaintance. In conversation we wondered about what seemed a sudden dispersal of a sizeable collection of stuff. My friend said he had heard the gentleman had taken a turn and was to become a minister. We both chuckled at the thought that perhaps thats what it would take to get one out of the clutches of "Old Iron"
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Old 08-21-2004, 07:09:38 PM
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There is a man of the cloth with gas engines in Nebraska
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Old 08-21-2004, 07:36:07 PM
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Wasnt the founder of GEM one also? John.
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Old 08-21-2004, 09:32:38 PM
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The only unGodly thing about old iron is what some people will pay for that special one. Randy Hart Ohio
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:31:54 PM
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rev. elmer ritzman founded GEM, first issue was january 1966. skip in nw montana
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Old 08-22-2004, 07:15:37 PM
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I know of a Lutheran minister in Kansas who is into old iron, both tractors and engines. HBis only complaint is that there is so much work in the congregation that he doesn't have enough time to play with his engines and do more restorations.
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Old 08-22-2004, 11:52:47 PM
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Years ago, my preacher in Peoria Illinois (First United Bretheren Church) owned a couple of model T roadsters. He was worried that the congregation might learn what he spent for the two cars and worried they might comment that he spent to much time on his hobby and not enough time on his flock! --Walt--
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:26:43 AM
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One of our former Lutheran Pastors here in Rosholt, WI, has a John Deere MT which he adores!!! He took it with him when he went to a large city in the State. The Methodist Pastor at Rosholt, SD, has a Case C (I THINK it was a C--Maybe an L) which he parades every year at THEIR show in early August. A Catholic priest friend of mine owns a Nichols and Shepard 16 hp steam engine!!!! Craig
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Old 08-23-2004, 07:47:05 PM
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Pastors Norma Fellows and Art Fellows from central New York are JD fans. Both are Methodist pastors still active. Pastor Dave Ewen, retired Methodist minister has retired to New Jersey from the Southern Tier of New York and sure liked his old one lungers and his butt buggy that he always showed. As a life long Methodist, not alway a good one, I just found out what a Methodist axe is. Ask and I will tell you, but perhaps everyone already knows. Dick in the now beautiful Finger Lake Region of NYS.
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I know it refers to a "double bit" axe because it is "two-faced." How did you learn this????????
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A friend of mine is a pastor, he restored a wide-frontend Farmall M, keeps it in his garage. Bought his wife an old Wheel Horse but hasn't gotten it restored yet.
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Old iron and church? Now i know why my wife always says WHAT IN GODS NAME DID YOU BRING HOME NOW!
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:53:56 PM
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Here in central NYS a man and wife are both Methodist pastors and both are into John Deere. They are wonderful people, the only problem I see is they like John Deere's. Dick in the beautiful Finger Lake Region of NY.
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Here in central NYS a man and wife are both Methodist pastors and both are into John Deere. They are wonderful people, the only problem I see is they like John Deere's. Dick in the beautiful Finger Lake Region of NY.
Perhaps there is a METHOD to their madness..........................
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A preacher trying to crank a balky old engine-now that could be interesting to watch...I've seen a lot of guys lose their religion in that situation.)
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Old 03-09-2005, 01:46:41 PM
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I am always amazed at how many ways Christian Ministers can be scrutinized.

I always come back to the fact that God probably is happier with the way they do things wrong than with the way we don't do things at all.

It's always a speck in someone elses eye and a board in our own.

Just because one feels the calling to a ministry, it dosent mean that they have to stop everything else in there lives.

Should they stop eating good food. Stop reading anything but the bible and stop every other thing that is at all pleasurable or gives them some peace in their otherwise hectic lives. They are the ones visiting the sick and ministering to those who have troubles that we don't even want to hear about.

I think that having interests outside their ministry not only allows them to keep a healthy prospective but it also allows them to have a positive effect on some of us that don't have any regular spiritual prospective in our lives.

No I'm not a Pastor, But I respect and admire those who take on the burden for others that is so unappreciated by so many in this world.

Now I do sound like a Pastor.

Dick
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Hello all my brothers. Lets put things in perspective. God the creator has created us in his image!! So like him we all like to create!! Whether it be old engines or anything else. Jeff in WI. Trying to have patience, waiting for SPRING to arrive.
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I know that some might say this is not technically Old Iron, but Father Finelli does beautiful job of creating Live Steamers, which could be considered scale models of old iron. I love the name of his website!!!

http://www.steamingpriest.com

http://www.steamingpriest.com/story.htm

My hat is off to those that sacrifice their own life to the ministry!!

Jeff Smith
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Men you just cannot get away from "old iron" weather you are a pastor or not. Cranks, Egg beater, window crank, hose winder, chalk line, corn sheller, old hand drill, old engine, all have cranks and what do you call the little lady of the house?
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