Shutting Down!

About six years ago I was mowing the field in the back forty every thing going along fine, grass was flying every where. The temperature was about one hundred and five in the shade. Sweat was running down my face. I had been mowing for about two hours. There was this little mound out about ten feet from the trees and about two feet high and six feet in diameter. As I drove the mower on top of the mound the mower shut off. I said to my self “what happened to the mower”? Well maybe it was out of gas so I checked it. I had plenty of gas. I checked every thing I could think of checking. Every thing seemed ok.
I jumped back on the mower and tried to start it again but it would not crank. While sitting there and scratching my head I decided that I would just go for now and come back later. About an hour later I jumped back on the mower and it still would not crank. I pushed it off the mound and it cranked up like nothing had ever happened. I figured it had gotten hot, and it had to cool off. I never thought about it again.
The following month it was time to mow again and to my amazement the same thing happened again. There must be a reason that this is happening, so I pushed the mower off the mound again and tried to crank it up. It did!
Checking the mound I was thinking that maybe some one had buried something there and this was a sign. Maybe some gold or money! Ha! Just kidding! But you never know! Things have happened before, and maybe this is one of those times.
I dashed to the barn and got my metal detector! I was moving the detector slowly over the mound when suddenly my metal detector started beeping. I got excited! But in my haste I forgot to bring a shovel just in case I found some thing. So like a streak of lighting I hurried back to the barn and got a shovel returning to the mound I started digging. I hit something! I thought “could this be one of those times you find buried treasure?”! I was excited!
As I dug deeper, cleaning the dirt from around the area, you’ll never believe what I found! If your thinking it was gold or money, ha, ha you are wrong! Some one had buried a bunch of barbwire fencing in the ground. So what do you think shut the mower off? I still think about it today, and when I tell the story to some one I get a lot of different “stories” of what could have happened.
When I see some of my friends that have heard the story a million times (usually starts with “Hey! You have a minute?”). They are quick to ask “Wendell are you still digging in that hole for that pot of gold?” and we all have a good laugh!
We may never know what shut down that old mower. Maybe I just didn’t dig deep enough!

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