Irene: It's from the department of trite phrases. Youv'e been reclassified from "old school" to "retro."
Had to resharpen the blades ever 30 minutes or so, depending on the thickness of the grass/weeds. I actually liked using the pushmower at grandma’s house: I was alone with my thoughts for 3/4 of an acre. Got some storyline idealized, even before I changed to being a professional writer. Thank goodness for the 1974 energy crisis – it amde me think.