That's me on my 1959 John Deere 630 in the Elberta, Ala., Centennial Parade in November 2004. I was able to get it ready with about four days to spare. My lifelong friend and myself were co-chairmen of the agriculture display committee, so even though I had been working six hours away until late July for two years, and Hurricane Ivan hit us directly, I was determined to be in the parade even though there was more work to be done. Elberta is a German settlement, and until all the recent growth on the Gulf Coast was a farming community. My grandfather and his two brothers started farming when they were barely teenagers.
I enjoy the magazine very much and it helped me with my 630.
- Doug Frank
P.O. Box 108
Elberta, AL 36530