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Old 08-29-2015, 12:56 AM   #1
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It was 28 years ago when my bride of one week and i made our first major purchase - we spent $89 at the brand new Milton Walmart on "lil red". We were married in early August and by the time September got here we saw that we were going to have to cut the grass before winter. I remember we both really wanted a BBQ grill but we were really proud of lil red. I guess the purchase really made us feel like adults. We brought her home and I cut that 1/4 acre of grass every week. I popped out a piece of skirting around the bottom of our mobile home and rolled lil red right under the bathroom so she wouldn't get wet. A few years later we built a small home in Mulat and started a family. We decided that family came first and my wife quit her job to stay home with the kids. I worked a lot during those years and she always kept the grass cut with lil red. You never had to pull the cord more than twice to hear that lil Briggs and Stratton come to life. Eventually we purchased a riding mower, and turned the "trimming up" over to red. In 28 years she never failed us. With each passing year our lives became fuller and better and lil red remained consistent. I have probably owned 5 string trimmers that have all been junked - lil red was way better.
I took lil red to work one day to trim around the shop, when I finished I pushed her to my truck and I guess I didn't notice her that Friday afternoon when I left. It kinda makes me sad to think about her just sittin there as I drove off without her.
If you saw lil red sittin there in my parking lot and decided to take her, well you may be surprised but I hope your young and just married, I hope that your not really a thief but that the summer heat has clouded your judgement along with making your grass grow, and I hope you care enough to keep it cut. I hope you and you wife will work together in your yard and that the time you spend together there will strengthen your relationship like it did with us. I hope lil red never fails you, I hope you take good care of her.......and I hope you never have to pull her more than twice. Enjoy

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Good story Try'n , and good for you on wishing them well. Now to the bastards that took Try'ns lawnmower bring it back before we hunt you down and beat you to death with it.
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I hope they slip in dog shit the first time out and cut all 5 toes off with the stolen mower.....It's above me to be forgiving(yes.I read the Good Book)...but still believe in Karma.
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I hope they slip in dog shit the first time out and cut all 5 toes off with the stolen mower......
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Half the folk in Milton don't even know where our walmart once was. Damn wish I had bought stock when I started working at Delchamps next door!!!
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Great story brother, but I'm sorry to say someone probably threw it on a trailer and hauled it in fer scrap!!! You probably should have checked the scrap yard in east Milton!!!
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I think I may have teared up!
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It was 28 years ago when my bride of one week and i made our first major purchase - we spent $89 at the brand new Milton Walmart on "lil red". We were married in early August and by the time September got here we saw that we were going to have to cut the grass before winter. I remember we both really wanted a BBQ grill but we were really proud of lil red. I guess the purchase really made us feel like adults. We brought her home and I cut that 1/4 acre of grass every week. I popped out a piece of skirting around the bottom of our mobile home and rolled lil red right under the bathroom so she wouldn't get wet. A few years later we built a small home in Mulat and started a family. We decided that family came first and my wife quit her job to stay home with the kids. I worked a lot during those years and she always kept the grass cut with lil red. You never had to pull the cord more than twice to hear that lil Briggs and Stratton come to life. Eventually we purchased a riding mower, and turned the "trimming up" over to red. In 28 years she never failed us. With each passing year our lives became fuller and better and lil red remained consistent. I have probably owned 5 string trimmers that have all been junked - lil red was way better.
I took lil red to work one day to trim around the shop, when I finished I pushed her to my truck and I guess I didn't notice her that Friday afternoon when I left. It kinda makes me sad to think about her just sittin there as I drove off without her.
If you saw lil red sittin there in my parking lot and decided to take her, well you may be surprised but I hope your young and just married, I hope that your not really a thief but that the summer heat has clouded your judgement along with making your grass grow, and I hope you care enough to keep it cut. I hope you and you wife will work together in your yard and that the time you spend together there will strengthen your relationship like it did with us. I hope lil red never fails you, I hope you take good care of our lil red....and I hope you never have to pull her more than twice. Enjoy

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You need to see if they'll hire you at the News Journal. You're a better writer than any of those nitwits they have down there.
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that was a brilliant story. may your mower cut in peace
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