What’s up with Big Rocks?

A friend of mine had a rock in his dirt driveway that was about two feet in diameter. His sons decided that the rock needed to be taken out of the driveway so they started digging the dirt out around it. To their surprise, the rock kept getting bigger in diameter and ended up being three feet in diameter and about a foot thick. One of his sons said, “Let’s hook up the Model A and try and pull it out of the ground, there is no way we can lift it out.”

So they dug under the middle of the rock and ran a log chain around the rock and hooked it up to the Model A. He climbed onto the model A and pulled ahead so that the chain was tight, then he floored the gas. All that happened was the wheels spun. At 5:30 my friend came home from work and asked them what they were working on? One of his sons said “They wanted to get the rock out of the driveway but the Model A just spun its tires.”

My friend climbed on the Model A and said “Let me show you how to do it.”

He backed the Model A all the way back to the rock, put the transmission in second gear, let out the clutch, and floored the accelerator. The tires spun and gravel flew into the air as he raced away from the rock. When the chain went tight, the front end of the Model A came a foot off of the ground and he lunged forward, almost hitting his head on the dash. He looked back to see if the rock had moved, nothing, it hadn’t moved at all. My friend wasn’t one to give up easily so he backed the Model A back to the rock again and put the Model

A into second gear, let out the clutch, and stomped on the gas pedal. Again the tires spun and gravel flew through the air, the chain went tight and the front end of the Model A came a foot off the ground. But this time the rock popped out of the ground.

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I have been taking pictures for a long time and it is still one of my favorite things to do. When my camera comes out of its case, time disappears and I become totally immersed in the process of taking photos and videos.

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November 24, 2016

Yes he was and he got things done because of it.


November 24, 2016

Ha ha, stubborn guy :-)