Thanks to Hazel in Canby for sharing this one with us.
A woman in Massachusetts decided to buy herself something she’s always wanted for her 97th birthday: a top-of-the-line John Deere tractor.
While most people at an older age sometimes spend more time in the house or start to slow things down a bit, that couldn’t be further from the truth for Marie Erickson. She likes to take her tractor out for fun.
Even before her husband died, she always had a love of landscaping and saved her money for over a year so she could treat herself to a new John Deere tractor with power steering.
She took a trip to the dealership in Massachusetts in May and bought the tractor in cash.
Some of the salespeople were curious why someone her age wanted a John Deere so Erickson explained that though she doesn’t drive a car anymore, this was the next best thing.
As she inches closer to 100, she said it’s been quite the ride and you’re never too old to take out your toys.