Latin Steel Fallen Brother Benefit for Sam Rodriquez at Capuchinos
Latin Steel had a benefit today for Sam Rodriquez, it was sort of a luncheon. The food was great, as was the fellowship. We had good attendance from the clubs, and good support from the community as well. Lots of cars came to buy lunches to go. Oh, yes, and we had great weather for a change. Not a drop of rain in site. Here are a few pics I took of the event, click any one for a larger image.
The COC meeting and Picture Presentation
the COC (Confederation of Clubs) was Sunday afternoon, and the COC presented 30"x10" prints of the group that was in attendance on Legislative Day at the Capital to Sputnik and Gimmy Jimmy.
Here is a small version of the print, click the image for a larger, but still relatively small version of the group picture.
That's me in the red shirt, with the bald head making the presentation.
Then on the way home from the meeting, we a bit of a problem with Debbie's left saddle bag. The brackets broke, and it hung from the bike by a rear stabalizer, until we got off the highway. Not a pretty site, but, it ws another adventure!
Pictures From Debbie Most Recent California Trip
Aren't these the cutest grandchildren you have ever seen? Oh, yes, and the bigger of the two multi-colored children is of course my lovely wife Debbie. Click an image to see a larger version.
Truth Be Told
My wife Debbie and I just celebrated out 37th anniversary last week. 37 years is a long time. Not all of those years were easy, some were pretty painful, but they were all worth it for the companionship we have shared all these years. I try to be a good husband, so I tell Debbie I love her, and that she is special to me, and I even tell her she is a wonderful gift from God. She always seems to be a little suspicious when I say these things, like "what do you want now?" I can't imagine where she would get the idea that I want something. Anyway I heard recently that true compliments are not generalizations like the ones I just mentioned. If we are going to compliment someone, we should be specific. All I can say to that, is it seems like it will be a lot harder, I have to actually think about why I love my wife. But, even though it is harder, I think it is still worth while, so I am going to try to be more specific in the future. That then is my recommendation to you. When you compliment someone, a brother, or a loved one, try to be specific, it will mean a lot more and they might not ask "what do you want now?".
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Sunday, March 18, 2007
Alan babin Presentation at the Roadhouse
Today we attended the presentation to Alan Babin of a check for $1705 to send him to an Paralysed Veterans Winter Olympics in April. Alan was a member of the 325th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, as a medic, and was seriously injured while attempting to assist another wonded soldier. Alan was later awarded the Bronze Star with the Purple Heart This month marks his 4th year of recovery, and he has made wonderful progress.
I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.