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84-year-old Georgia man fulfills dream of riding in combine

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Vince Rossetti, 84, is proof that dreams can come true.

The Georgia native traveled from Atlanta to the Lichty farm in Waterloo so he could ride in a combine.

"There's certain things I want to do, and this is one of them," he said.

Rossetti wasn't sure he'd have the opportunity to fulfill his lifelong dream of riding in a combine after suffering a stroke last month.

"Power, sitting up high like that and gathering up food...it's unbelievable," said Rossetti.

His family took to social media and put out a plea for help in finding a combine.

That's when Rossetti's family connected with the Lichty family in Waterloo.

"It's pretty neat to see how big of a deal it is," said Joe Lichty, who harvests corn and soybeans with his family. "I guess flying up from Georgia to Iowa just to ride in a combine is pretty neat."

Lichty gave Rossetti a tour of his family's 1,200 acres of farmland from the vantage point of a combine Friday afternoon.

"I'll check one thing off...I'm running out of things on my bucket list, too," Rossetti laughed.
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