Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's Wrong With This Picture?

I knew an old boy who mounted a barrel behind the axle on his old Farmall so he could take his kid to the field with him and not worry about losing him to a tragic run-over accident. I bet he knew someone who lost a child that way. When riding the fender, axle, or a parent's lap, a kid can fall forward and be run over by the rear wheel of a tractor. It does happen! Passengers should not be riding on tractors unless modifiations are added to make it safe. Families never really recover from tragedies that kill their kids, and the emergency personnel that have to clean up the aftermath carry those images in their heads, too. Kids are precious, and can't be replaced, so don't do what this guy is doing, and that goes for your riding lawnmower, too.

1 comment:

NotClauswitz said...

Kids who fall to farm machinery also are an important source of Family help and cohesion that goes missing, the loss is magnified by the absence.