|This Story Published in The Salt Magazine Nov/Dec 2011|
It was my Dad’s most recent childhood story he had shared with me. I loved hearing all the stories he told of days past and this was the newest.
As Christmas approaches, I am planning on decorating the fireplace mantel with all the greenery and twinkle lights as I usually do, but this year right in the middle of all that will be that beautiful, red Farmall B toy tractor that mom gave back to me. And I’ll remember last year, when he looked deep in to my eyes, “I really like this,” he said looking back and forth at me and the tractor, his eyes glistening.