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Don't hate me because I'm beautiful

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Heintooga, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Heintooga

    Heintooga LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Hate me because I'm the guy with the white beard and hair in the little pickup with a push mower, string trimmer and broom. Seriously though .... Folks have to qualify for me to mow for them. They have to be too old or handicapped and can't afford to hire it out. I don't charge but will occasionally take a tip if I think it will help with their selfesteem or pride. And you can bet that when I leave it looks as good as if they paid top dollar for the work. I started in the mid 60's with a reel mower, moved up to a gas powered with a crank (remember those) and got the first rider in my neighborhood. I've cut everything the golf courses could grow, from the club house to the greens. I deal with independent dealers only and buy everything made in U.S.A. I can.

    Here till I'm gone, Ron

    Snapper MR216517B
    Snapper CRP2160KWV
    Shindaiwa T242
    Honda HRC216

    ps.... Heintooga is Cherokee for one who seeks solitude in the wilderness
  2. airsoftamazon

    airsoftamazon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Wow, not sure what to say. I'm not trying to be rude either.:dancing:
  3. Heintooga

    Heintooga LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Couldn't edit because the post is too old so I'll reply instead. Drop the Shindaiwa & Honda and replace with Stihl FS 90 R & Snapper RP21875BV. Oh yeh, might as well add the '94 Toyota 2WD and broom to the list, lol.
  4. Shasta Lake Landscaping

    Shasta Lake Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    That's awesome to hear, makes me happy to hear there's still good in the world.
  5. LeaLCM

    LeaLCM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Wow, you are a good soul and a wonderful example to others...I wish you only the best for doing the good deeds that you do! :clapping:
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,946

    Same here. Way to go Ron -- your kindness & thoughfullness makes you beautiful. BTW I have white hair too. Take care buddy. Nice job. :usflag:
  7. LR3

    LR3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 722

    It makes me happy too. If your Stihl ever breaks down on you and you need a new trimmer, I do have a ShindyT242, practically brand new that i don't use. It's yours if you want it. I will pay half of shipping coming from 06370. This is an open door offer, to you. Take care and keep up the good work and good vibes! Peace!:)
  8. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    old with white hair and a beard but still uses "lol" this is either b.s or hes gone be hearing the phrase "im chris hanson, why dont you have a seat over there" real soon.
  9. LR3

    LR3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 722

    Faith Picasso, you gotta have faith.
  10. Heintooga

    Heintooga LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Thanks LR3, that's a very generous offer. I doubt I'll ever have to take you up on it but I'll let you know if anything changes.

    To all: I kind of backed into this 'hobby' by helping an 85 year old widow. I was always taught to respect my elders and learned along the way that the old folks are our truest national treasures. If only the young folks would listen to the elders the country and world as a whole would be a much better place.

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