1937 Buick Special

Me and Olivia

Me and Olivia
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Me and "The Hell Bitch"

Me and "The Hell Bitch"
My 50th birthday gift to myself a 2004 Harley she is named after Captain Call's horse on Lonesome Dove.

I Want This Bike!

I Want This Bike!
Me On A 1942 Harley

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Ride With The Railroad Folks

A Railroad Folks Motorcycle Ride
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On Saturday October 18th, 2008 about 25 motorcycles and 40 + riders met up in Blanchard, Louisiana for an all day ride in East Texas. Most were employees of the KCS Railroad. This was a great ride and almost 300 miles round-trip for us. We went to some great places that I had never seen before. Our good friends Ronnie and Vickie went along for the ride with us and I think they loved it as much as we did. Our first big stop was T.C. Lindsey & Company store in Jonesville, Texas. What a great place. This store has been in operation since 1847. It is located on Farm Road 134 in Jonesville, Texas. It has everything and some greet hoop cheese! Check it out it is like stepping back in time. And everyone knows that is what I love best! Next after the general store we went to something that I liked even better. The Scottsville Cemetery is wonderful. It is really something to see if you love cemeteries as much as I do. The monuments were fascinating and the chapel was just a wonderful. I don’t know if everyone else liked it as much as I did but it was really something to see! I did a little research on the cemetery and found this site. It tells alot about the family and the monuments. http://www.texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/Scottsville-Texas-and-Scottsville-Cemetery.htm Next stop the 71st Annual East Texas Yamboree in Gilmer, Texas held since 1935! The crowd really comes out for this. Thousands of folks were lining the streets of this small east Texas town. We ate at a sandwich shop then made our way around the square. I spotted a local museum so off we headed to check it out. The Historic Upshur County Museum is a nice local museum and Danny learned that he and Don Henley of The Eagles has the same birthday! Must be why he is the biggest Eagles fan in the world! We bought a cookbook (a really nice one at that). Meet back at the bikes and at 4 p.m. off we went to our next stop and dinner. Avinger, Texas and the 5-D Cattle Company is the best! Don’t miss this trip and great dinning experience. It is the back roads of America where you find all the good stuff. Well after dinner some went on back to Jefferson, Texas but we went back to Minden. We made it in about 9:30. What a day it was. So until next time keep it between the ditches!

Boo Benefit 2008

Boo Benefit 2008

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For the last few years we have gone to the Boo Benefit Annual Bike Rally for the Louisiana Burn Camp for Children (Camp I’m Still Me). This year over $200,000 was raised to help burn survivors! That is $50,000 more than last year. What a great event to support!
"The Boo Benefit Ride for Burn Survivors," commonly known as The Boo Run, draws people from all over interested in helping the Percy Johnson Foundation and Louisiana Burn Camp for Children.
Last year they registered 7,000 people with an overall attendance of 15,000, according to Boo’s wife Patsy Chaler, event organizer. This year they expected 18,000 in attendance. It was more like 30,000 folks in Jefferson, Texas. The streets were packed as you can see by the pictures. At last year's event, more than $170,000 was raised with all proceeds donated to the Percy Johnson Burn Foundation.
The benefit event began in October 1998 in response to the efforts of Charles "Boo" Chaler, a burn survivor. Boo Chaler was burned over 95 percent of his body in a welding accident earlier that year. Several friends knew of Boo's love for motorcycle riding and began the benefit in his honor while he was still hospitalized at Louisiana State University Burn Center in Shreveport.
Chaler and his wife Patsy donated the funds raised to the Percy Johnson Foundation and began a benefit to aid severely injured children and their families. In April 2002, the Chaler-Rods House was purchased by a grant from the Foundation to house out-of-town families of burn patients who cannot afford hotels for extended stays.
The Red River Street Rod Association and all my Street Rod friends are very much involved with the Louisiana Burn Camp and with The Boo Run. In fact they have been bringing the Boo Bike to my St. Jude Car show for the last few years and selling lots of tickets. So far I have not won the new Harley maybe next year.
The three-day event includes live music, a poker run, bike show, bike games, style show, and silent auctions and all the other bike activities that you expect and a few you don’t. So make your plans for next year. Book your rooms early. I always stay at the McKay House B & B.
For more information on The Boo Benefit Ride for Burn Survivors, call Boo or Patsy Chaler at 903-935-6005 or 903-930-4931, or visit the Web site at http://www.boobenefit.org/

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Look Who Is Running For President Now!

I thought I would give it a try. Hope you support me! This is so funny just click and watch! We will be having a big party when I get to my new house!