that's awesome to hear tommy! great job and thank you!
I told her I had noting to do with it, I was just the slacker that they (you guys) assigned the job to. ha ha ha ha I blamed all you guys!! 😆View attachment 209363 Hearing from LT then getting a paypal notification was a definite surprise yesterday. A blessing to say the least this time of year. I can't thank each and every one of you enough as this will provide a large Thanksgiving dinner for our family, which is something we dont usually get to have. LT also saved us from having to eat Mudbugs latest catch
Yeah isn't it. Folks wanted right in to help. Still taking donations, every penny and then some will go to help these folks. Rock On!!Just seeing this thread now. This is amazing LT. Nice work!
Ski, you've given very generously already, you gotta keep enough around to eat and all... put that idea on hold. I'm hoping more will contribute, this is a very good thing the forum is doing.Let me know when funds need replenishing. A stock pile is always handy for emergency contingencies.
Fred, I have seen someone sign up on the forum before just to ask for the $$$ !!! ha ha
I did ask this time for established forum members though. They need to have been around here a tiny bit and have posted, and I want them to explain their need to me a little. I'm doing my best so we won't get taken advantage of.
I really need any one who is in need to not be shy and to speak up. Anyone have any ideas as to whom might need a little help??? Help me think of folks...please!! And it doesn't have to be someone in dire need necessarily. Even a small thoughtful gift this time of year can let someone know we care, and miss them and are thinking about them too.
I had Mudbug's family on my heart, also Dette, and Mike from San Diego (the sailboat guy) who had to sell his bikes because he was going blind...and Gerry and Saskia??
Let's touch some hearts guys!!
Had a great talk with Mike tonight. He's doing excellent and appears to to have miraculously healed overnight. He's raring to go and get back to living life. What a cool guy with a great attitude about life. I love that brother. Anyway, somehow he ended up with the tracking number so he already knows what's up and what's coming... RATS. O well. He's mightily blessed, perhaps humbled a bit that everyone really cared about him. I don't think he will forget the moment, he's touched by the thoughtfulness of the members here who gave to him. I expect the package to show up tomorrow and I think he'll be thanking you guys, so good job guys, another one checked and off the list. We touched a heart tonight by simply caring and loving our brother. I believe God notices these things and someday we'll reap a blessing ourselves for nothing more than doing the right thing and loving someone. We did good. Thank you gentlemen. I really am amazed at you all.I believe Mike in Booneville has received the gift basket now. Someone sent me a thank you internet card. Good job guys.
Talked to Dette today also, She's a nice gal and pretty sharp. I stumbled around a bit when she wanted facts. Who started this, why are they doing this, why me? You know how the drill goes, she's tough and sharp as a tack and doesn't miss anything... I hemmed and hawed around a bit doing my best, blaming all of you for the deed done. It's there waiting for her, but she hadn't accepted it yet and opened the gift last I checked. So Dette... if you read this later on, just take it, grab a friend, go out for a nice dinner with one of your dear friends and have a nice evening on us. Don't question why, just go have a nice time plain and simple. In all honesty, we are ones blessed just being able to do this and we will share and enjoy the moment with you in our hearts. You work so hard and you so deserve this. Just take it and go enjoy yourself, and we won't take no for a answer. We all love and cherish our lady riders around here and hold them in high regard and don't make me have to come over there.... hahaha 😁😉Hi All,
I am alive and well.... sooo nice to hear someone remembers me.
I've been meaning for years to try and meet up with forum members for some of the rides but there's a nasty four letter word that always seems to squelch my plans, WORK.....lol. Didn't get to retire like I had hoped so still don't have time to do something epic like the annual Moab event but if I put my mind to it next year and the moon and the stars align with my work schedule maybe, just maybe I could make one of the meetups in my state or a neighboring state if you all still host such events. I would have to ride the TW to any such event and you will know why if you choose to continue reading...lol
These past couple of years I moved twice and recently became a certified MSF Rider Coach with the hope that I will supplement my income when I finally do get to retire.... still in the learning curve on that endeavor and a couple more years until retirement so wish me luck.
Have managed to drag my same three bikes around with me, I now have a two car garage and a flat driveway so moving wasn't all bad..... in fact, for me, that's a huge upgrade from the one car garage and steep driveway I previously had. I can't carry my TW on the back of my car anymore because my Xterra blew a head gasket the day before I closed on the house.... very bad timing, it was my moving vehicle.... heck, it was my only four wheeled vehicle. Funny side note on that, when I went to pick up the keys for the new house from the real estate office, my realtor had left me a gift box. The office was closing for the day, it was hot outside and I was on a motorcycle. Thank goodness I had Rok straps. What a sight, big ole box of goodies strapped to my V-Star. The chocolates melted before I got home but it was a beautiful box full of nice treats. I have wonderful friends who lent me their old car to finish my move. Life, you just never know what's going to be thrown at you.... I think 2019 was preparing me for 2020.... hope you all are doing as well through this crazy year as I am.
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Man, I love guys like you Ski who step up and meet the challenge head on... you're the best bro!!I'll match tommy's efforts. Tommy, let me know when I can help. I have paypal and venmo methods set up and can send to you for distribution.
That's funny bro and I do appreciate hearing that. I figured as such but ya never know and some folks don't know me like you old timers. Thanks brother. Just keepin it on the up and up, but then again... Acapulco with the warm and sunny skies does sound pretty good and with all this cash Hmmm, I could be living large!!! ha ha ha ha Only kidding bra, God's watching and I gave up trying to sneak things by him long ago. He'd whup my ass. I'm supposed to know better by now!! haha!!!tommy,
i'm sure i can speak for everyone... no accounting is need from you.
not even a trail of donut crumbs could impugn your character, your credibility is impeccable.... aside from an irrational fondness for model 1987 t-dubs. <<<<<< you forgot donuts bro hehe
thank you for all your effort and good work.
I know I know but I think he might be telling the truth and I'd hate to refuse someone that could be in genuine need. Ya reap what you sow, if he's scamming me, it'll come around to get him sooner or later. I'll pay that one with my own money so that no one takes the hit but me if he's lying. It's really stupid to take advantage of one of God's men, cuz God'l get him haha. Ski, he's used 4 IP addresses from Moses lake near me to as far as Boise, Idaho. I checked each one and noted the times and he's clean as a whistle as far as a troublemaker or spammer on any site anywhere etc. as far as I can see and of course I can dial right in on him.Seems strange buckyball23, with zero posts and no forum presence other than the creation of his username knew so quickly of this gifting thread and replied. My spidey senses are tingling. I think there's more 'splainin' to do as to how he discovered the thread so recently created and why he hasn't contributed posts still today. I wonder what I would do in a similar situation.