I have pretty clear memories of auto-shop class in high school during the late 1970s.
Do they even have “shop” these days?
Concurrently, I recall practicing on my mom’s car in our garage, taking parts off the motor and then putting them back again. It wasn’t difficult to do back then and all you needed was a little knowledge and some tools.
Fast forward to today, where it is next to impossible to complete all but the simplest of repairs to vehicles. While tools are still important, it is the computer software and interface that take the front seat in getting started, and who can afford that?
I came across this article on my FB news feed this morning. You have heard me say it before and no doubt I will remind us again about the lesson learned from Mrs. Humphrey, my 6th-grade (47 years ago!) teacher where she admonished us that “Any day you don’t learn something new is a day you have wasted”
Farmers Are Buying Up Old Tractors Because New Ones Are Pointlessly Complicated and Expensive.
“Tractors that cost around $20,000 a few years back, such as a 1979 John Deere 4440 series, are now fetching nearly $45,000”
Thank you, Mrs. Humphrey.
Shared from, TheDrive.com