Friday, August 19, 2011

Looks Like...

push has come to shove!

I've pushed one of these many, many times, have you?

On a Shoestring Antiques and Collectibles

17 comments:

Bibi said...

Many a time. My daughter even has one...

Thérèse said...

Yes, yes, yes...

Jacob said...

You betcha! But see, this is why I don't like antique shops - everything in there is stuff I grew up with. Which, makes me an antique, too, of course! Yikes!

I think the sepia is perfect!

greensboro Daily Photo said...

Sometimes we still see these in use. Now they are eco-friendly!

brattcat said...

Mr. Brattcat uses one of these every week of summer.

Birdman said...

Oh ya... pushed one a lot. There wasn't a lot of grass to do.

Daryl said...

Never saw one like that but my late MIL had one slightly more 'modern' that ToonMan pushed hard to mow the grass ..

Luis Gomez said...

Did that in younger days!

Adrian L. said...

Hi Virginia! Always awesome images.

Lately I don't have the time that I want to visit all blogs that I like. Unfortunately life style and time constrictions do not allow me to do that anymore. For that my apolagies.

Thank you always for your presence.

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Kate said...

Great antique, but it's interesting how many home owners are going green and ditching their gas-powered mowers. Our lawn is small enough for an electric mower so I think that would be my choice, but since my grandson cuts our lawn for us I don't have to worry too much about human energy power.


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altadenahiker said...

We were spoiled. We had a mower you could ride.

Rob said...

Lovely monochrome image, V!

Yep, I spent many an hour pushing one of these things back and forth, back and forth, back and forth across the lawn. I now have a 6hp self propelled mower to push back and forth, back and forth, back and forth across the lawn. (sigh)

Virginia said...

Ad, Make no apologies. We all have times when life interrupts blogging visits! ha

Rob, Self propellied mowers, one of life's best inventions! I remember getting my first one. Heaven!

Hiker, I can just see you tearing around the yard in that one.

-K- said...

As I was growing up it never occured to me that I would ever look at a push mower as being a relic. (Or that I would ever look at myself as one either...but that day is coming, damn fast.)

Amish Stories said...

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Bob Crowe said...

Once in a very great while I'd help with one of these at my grandmother's house. It was such a novelty to a city kid I thought it was fun.

James said...

I used to have to push one of those when I went to Granny's house. :)