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    Hey Scooter...

    Let Riley know his 34 Ford is proudly sitting on top of the TV in my garage...

    Chris

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    I remember it well... he put a few hard miles on that one... that car is no trailer queen ya know. Riley is glad that you have her; she was getting tired of endless jumps off the kitchen table (we had to bend the axles some when we shipped her to ya).

    I love the shrine of gearheadedness in the garage! I see there is no discrimination including the Pontiac, Chevy, & various Mopar paraphernalia shown in that area. Dig the 67/68 Camaro (love Green) & the T/A with your faithful wife standing by on a nice day... I assume that is your wife right? I better be....

    Now the dart container (Tiki-Dude) probably has some kind of story... perhaps you made it in art class in high school? Or- its mystical powers have followed you since finding an ancient hidden cave in Hawaii? I suspect it has a story to be worthy of such valuable real estate in a mostly hot rod shrine.
    "I would walk through hell on Sunday before I fear the enemy"

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    Good eye Sir! The Tiki does have a story, a good friend passed away years ago at the young age of 33 of cancer. He didnt want a visitation, he wanted a Celebration of Life party at our favorite bar. Since he was a Parrot Head (Jimmy Buffet fan) we decided to have a tropical themed party. It was a blast and on the way out my slightly drunk wife (and yes that's her in the pic with the T/A) decided to stick the Tiki candle and darts in her purse just to always have a reminder of the fantastic time that we not only had at the Celebration but of the times we had with him. That candle and darts has been a part of my shrine of gearheadness for more than 10 years. There is no discrimination in my garage, if you could see a little farther to the left it covers all makes. All those emblems and trinkets have come off cars we have owned over the years, usually replaced during a restore or refresh but I never throw any of it away. The wife can stand out there and tell you exactly what car they came off of and what year(s) we owned it!
    Chris

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    Great story!!! Love it. I too am a bit of a parrot head.... Jimmy Buffet has always been in my past drunkenness & in current sobriety. Your friend sounds like a good man... too bad he could only be here for a short time.

    One of my fav's you had for hot rods was that bright Red pro-street 68 Camaro w/ the RS lights... a few years back. I think you got rid of it right before I got rid of my 69.

    Anyways, we will work on another care package for Bone fam. I think I will send you a pic of Riley in his boxing stuff in the ring sparring too... it is cool to see a little dude boxing at his age. He has a 5th grade report he is writing about cars & his long distance friend who sends him awesome cars in the mail; I will send you a copy when he is done.
    "I would walk through hell on Sunday before I fear the enemy"


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