I became interested in tractors at an early age. My father was a printer, but my uncle was a farmer, and he and his family lived downstairs from us. My cousin Ed had this wonderful tractor, and when I got a chance, I would ride it. This picture was taken when I was about a year and a half old. The next Christmas, I got my own tractor.
I grew up in the rural section of a town in Connecticut, and there were farms all around. I worked on these farms as soon as I was big enough to be useful. I am trying to gather pictures of the farms when I was a kid, but in the meanwhile, here are some pictures of the tractors and doodlebugs I have had in no particular order.