Ahhh, the memories of cutting grass as a kid with a reel mower then trimming on your hands and knees with hand shears. No loud engines, no gas smell, just the essence of fresh cut, finely manicured grass. I think that now, I wish I thought that way then. I might have appreciated it more.
Photos: A push mower never goes out of style
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on July 30, 2014 - 12:07am
Driving down South Jackson, I see a man in black slacks and a dress shirt with a push mower cutting his lawn.
If it were the 1950s or 1960s, perhaps that wouldn't be unusual.
Frank DeMare said it is a little unusual for him to cut the lawn. Usually, it's one of his sons.
DeMare has four sons and a small yard, so he's never seen the point in buying a power mower, or a power snow blower, for that matter. Shovels work just fine.
I have been mowing grass since I learned to walk! When I seen your picture of the push mower the sound of the revolving blades came back to me in a heartbeat:>) We had a huge yard and it was not fun as I remember. Today I have power mowers and weed whackers that can cut through any weed on earth and I still hate mowing grass.
On a recent visit to Las Vegas I noticed the yards were covered with small stones and no mowers/tractors in the garages, no weeds or grass to mow, wow! this is heaven to me, just hose the stones off and head to the golf course.
I was sure there was a down side to the stone idea, but maybe if the stones were six inches deep with concrete base complete with drainage system. Ahhh off to the golf course again.