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My Mom's Dream realized.


 
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Eric The Red
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I normally follow the Oliver board but my mom came from an International Family and this is the story of the tractor. This is my great grandfather"s Walter Snyder"s tractor that he bought new in 1938. It was passed to my Grandfather Merle Snyder when Walter passed. My parents tried to buy it from Merle but he would never part with it. It was at his estate auction that my parents purchased it as it had not ran since the early 1970"s. My mom has always said that she wanted to see it run again as it did during her childhood. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 4 1/2 years ago and fought it into remission. This fall when the cancer returned, she was determined to get it restored. Just as Merle was stubborn and would not sell the tractor, that stubborn gene was passed on to mom and she was determined to get it restored. She had met Darin Helsel this summer who brought a beautiful tractor to my dad"s tractor club"s show. He ran a tractor restoration business and she knew that this was the man to restore her dream. This fall the tractor made the trip to Helsel"s Tractor Restoration. On this Thursday she will get to drive her dream.


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is great. Good to see she got the chance to just do it.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The tractor looks great. Best of luck to your mom.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Great story, thanks for sharing !!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Look at that smile! Congratulations on a dream come true.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Great story, and nice tractor!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Really cool story. Great restoration.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello ,
the tractor restoration shop where is it
located . Nane sounds familiar.
Harry
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

From the internet try, Helsel's Tractor Restoration, 211 Smith Road, Woodbury, PA 16695 and phone (814) 766-3715, Hal.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Fran looks happy on the tractor
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello Again,
Thats what I thought , My family is from the area
kinda looks like the Morrison Cove , Really cool
tractor and ecpecally good reason to restore it.
Its always good to hear about a tractor comming home and living with family that enjoyed it
Thanks for the response
Harry
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is correct.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: My Mom's Dream realized. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Helsel tractor restoration is from woodbury but we are up on the mountain in Somerset County.
 
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