Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

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Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

Postby Cecil » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:51 pm

PERSONAL INFORMATION
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Name? Stanton Gragg
Age? 49
State/Province of residence? Missouri
Marital Status? Married
-- How many years (if married)? 26
-- Wife's name (if married)? Robyn
Children?
-- Boys/Girls? Two daughters
-- Ages? 29 & 19 (both born on Valentine's Day)
Grand Children? None yet--but hopeful...
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Great Grand Children?
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets? 3 cats
-- Names, breeds, etc.
Line of work? Bi-vocational (plumbing designer & pastor)
Retired or working? Still working.
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates? School of hard knocks!

TRACTOR RELATED QUESTIONS
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Tractors and models owned? 1947 Circle Cub, 1948 Cub, 1949 Cub
-- Any other type of farm equipment?
-- Combines?
-- Trailers?
-- Hay balers?
-- etc... 193 moldboard plow, 23-A Disk Harrow
Are your tractors used for show or working? Both
How much Land do you work (Acres)? Small garden plot.
What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)?

Robyn and my youngest daughter pooled their spare change and secretly bought the 1947 Circle Cub from a man (sight unseen) who lived about 30 minutes away. She found him listing the Cub on TractorHouse.com, called him up and made the deal. That was early Spring. On Father's Day, 2009, I'm washing my truck in the driveway and out she comes with the camera and sits on the front porch step, something she never does. I started asking her questions about what's going on and she gives me these coy answers, which are no answers at all. At the end of the washing, she encouraged me to "hurry up and take your shower." After my shower, I'm sitting on the bed putting on my shoes and I hear (from outside) VOOUUUMMMMMMMM. The seller had delivered it while I was in the shower and was driving it off the trailer---I couldn't tie my shoes fast enough!!! What a surprise! My birthday is the following week, so this was my birthday gift. What a gift!!


What is your Cub's primary work? Gardening and show events.
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? My '47, for the reason explained above. A great gift from my wonderful wife and daughter.
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? I attended a couple tractor shows before owning a Cub and thought a small tractor might be fun someday. It was Robyn who fell in love with the Cub. She said it was "cute." Hence, I've been Cub-oriented since and have a great appreciation for them.
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time? Probably driving down the road, closely followed by plowing.

Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? It's a piece of history that connects me to the previous generation.
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub? Most satisfied experience would be after re-assembly and hearing the engine roar to life. Most frustrating would be finding and fixing gasoline leaks.
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? Only attended the Kansas CubFest. Great time. Hope to attend more soon.

OTHER ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES
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What other hobbies do you enjoy? Woodworking
Do you hunt or fish? Turkey hunting; Spring and Fall.
-- What is your favorite game?
What is your favorite Sport?
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team?
Favorite Book?
Favorite Movie?
Favorite Actor/Actress?
Magazine(s) you subscribe to? Red Power.
Favorite outdoor activity?
Do you maintain a garden?
-- How large? 25' x 30'
-- What vegetables to you grow? green beans, onions, potatoes, sweet corn
Do you maintain a personal orchard?
-- Type of fruit grown? Two peach trees and two apricot trees.
What is your favorite Quote or saying? "All that the Father gives to me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to me I will not cast out." (Jesus Christ the Lord)

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Re: Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

Postby John(videodoc) » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:39 am

Good to meet you stanton. Hope to see you at Docfest one of these days.

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Re: Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:28 am

Thanks for letting us get to know you.

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Re: Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

Postby Dennis » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:35 pm

Great little bio Stanton. A fathers day/birthday gift turned out to be a gift for the Cub Community in another valued member too.
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Re: Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

Postby Rudi » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:58 pm

Stanton:

Thanks for letting us know a bit about you aside from what we already knew from the forum. Very interesting bio.
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Re: Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

Postby sdurnal » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:12 pm

Thank you, Stanton! It's good to know you a little better. (aside from your forum participation) It appears we have ties to the same alma mater...
Regards,

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Re: Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

Postby Dualing Cubs » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:04 pm

Great story on your 47 cub :) family is a wonderful thing.
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Re: Spotlight on Stanton Gragg

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:01 pm

I like the story about your gift cub. Ed
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