We met at Texas Mist this freezing cold morning to assemble and distribute the JW Rock food baskets. Everyone showed up though, despite the cold. We arrived at the family’s home about 11:30 and as you can see there was a bunch of us. They greeted us with home made cookies and hot chocolate. There was lots of sitting on bikes, hugging, talking, laughing and picture taking. They were very appreciative. They are an awesome family and we were blessed to meet them.
We headed out this morning to Heritage Motorcycle Supply, as the first stop for the benefit being put on for Boot Campaign. We were a little late, so we arrived at the shop about the time most everyone was heading over to Willie’s Joint for the music and BBQ. But we did get a nice tour of the HMS by one of the owners, and they are certainly busy, with lots of bike to work on. I think that’s a good thing 🙂
Next we headed over to Willie’s Joint for lunch and the party. There was a good crowd, but we did manage to find a place to park, and walked in to enjoy the company, the music, and of course the food. Speaking of the food, Debbie and I shared a 1/2 lb of pulled pork, which was plenty to make some sandwiches, with enough left over to dig through with a fork, to finish off what was left. They were having a bike show, so we voted in that, and later they presented some really nice trophies to the winners. All in all, a pretty good day.
Oh, one more thing;
After we left the party, we headed up to St Davids South, to visit with Jim Ostrander who runs Texas Mist. I had read that he was in the hospital having a few “problems”. Unfortunately for us (fortunately for Jim), he was discharged yesterday, so he wasn’t there. It was all good though, as we were leaving I was able to talk with an elderly man (yes there are people older than me still around) who was in for some work on his heart. We talked for a few minutes, and I was able to pray with I’m before I left, and I also gave him a copy of my book (of course I did). Anyway, I pray he will fully recover fully from his issues, and in talking with him, He mentioned he was a retired pastor. Small wold. He is in God’s hands, where there is no safer place to be.
Well, we had quite a UCOA meeting this month, we had a political visitor, we had Casey come back to share some of the history of UCOA, and we had Bandido Diablo’s (Talon’s Potter) raffle drawing for several wonderful pieces of potter that raised money that will be used to help feed native Americans families at Thanksgiving. Oh, and I hardly need to mention that there are several events coming up in the next month, so be sure to go to the CALENDAR on the UCOTEXAS.ORG web site on the UCOA page. I hope you enjoy the photos;
We had our quarterly Presidents meeting this evening. This is where we talk about the future and announce events, and just generally have an open mike for discussion. Tonight, in addition to announcements, we heard from a local insurance agent that had very reasonable short term disability insurance available for this of us that don’t have it through our jobs. This seemed particularly appropriate because we have had a lot of people go down this past year, and it just seems like it is a good idea to invest in some insurance, if you aren’t already. You just never know when something unexpected will pop up and you end up on the ground and out of work for a month.
We had out monthly UCOA meeting this evening, and though the weather was kind of wet, we still have a good turnout. The new UCOA web page (CLICK HERE) is up, and there are lots of events coming up, so be sure to check the new calendar (CLICK HERE) as well. In particular this Saturday is the Summer Sizzle at Hardtails in Georgetown. See the flyer below.