Tractors, A Cemetery, and A Final Send-Off
Posted by lindamartinandersen on October 14, 2015
What is a send-off? What is a final send-off?
In the past, I associated October with tractor pulled hayrides, Halloween, and autumn leaves.
Recently, I learned of a unique final send-off for a beloved gentleman. His procession to the cemetery was led by a line of tractors. I loved it. It took place right down the road from where I live. The local newspaper featured articles and photos. See here:
A salute to Byron Suggs, the man who received this special send-off:
And then another article about Byron Suggs, a founding member of South River Antique Tractor Club. This club made sure Byron Suggs’ send-off was memorable. See a video of the tractors at the cemetery.
Photographs of a special final send-off–a tractor led procession:
I realize I’m a southern country girl, but anybody who saw this procession would have to admit that it was a unique send-off and a powerful salute.
From now on, I’ll associate tractors with cemeteries and final send-offs, as well as hayrides.
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