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TBR - Strange Doin’s.
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:42 am


TBR - Strange Doin’s.

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You can travel east or travel west, but no matter where you go .... there you is. Good to be home, I am sitting in the kitchen at the kitchen table, the wife sez to me ….“Whadya want?” and I say what I always say when I am in a good mood.

I smile and I say …. Coffee, two sugars, no conversation.


Now, don’t send me any letters ... I like women, and on occasion they like me, I have no problems with the gender thing. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus ….. Deal with it. I like buses, along with the Beatles, The Beach Boys, Dodge Chargers, 53 Chevy panel trucks and Lone Ranger lunch boxes.

If this makes me strange or different, so be it.


Another thing that makes me somewhat “different” is the fact that I can appreciate any and all kinds of buses. I just don’t limit myself to Eagles, I have a myriad of different interests in life, and my bus likes are included.

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We just returned from Paul Lawry’s TBR bus rally deep in the heart of the Sooner Nation. You can always tell when you arrive in Oklahoma, the kids start fighting, the wife gets cranky and YOU want to siphon some gas! We now understand it will be in the same spot next year and the name has been changed to ... Paul Lawry’s TBR bus rally deep in the heart of the Sooner Nation. (Pay attention people, there will be a test later and you don”t want to be lost again)

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The thing I found interesting at this recent hookup (meeting) was the diversity of the coaches and the people who owned them. A cross-section of buses and people in America who restore, maintain and rebuild them. This is why I am now, and will always be, a strong supporter of mixed (model) rallies. You see everything there is to see and as we all know variety is the spice of life.

For instance:


We met a couple from Wyoming who were Italian Americans with a French dog (Poodle, a REALLY BIG poodle named Jack) and they were not in the Witness Protection Program. Some folks with a real nice looking MCI Challenger who live practically in our neighborhood here in Oklahoma. A couple of people who came all the way from Washington and another from Reno, the biggest little city in the world just off the loneliest section of highway ever paved ... U.S. 50.

We received a eye test in the casino, and it was only three hundred dollars. Walked across the room to buy a newspaper and spent another seven hundred more. The wife and I did not do all that well, we figure it is because the numbers and symbols on the wheels spin much too fast, and that leaves little time for us to “wish on them.”

Is life great or what?


I understand one bus participant actually won two grand, but later it was discovered that he had “invested” three grand to do it .... Later he was spotted wandering back to the campground at 5am and had evidently just attended church services as he was seen muttering something like .... Oh my gawd, Oh my gawd ....

It appears that we checked in on the loser’s side of the casino, but I am hear to tell you, “we held our own in the buffet section.” Was invited to another participants home in New Mexico who said his driveway was an 18% grade and I would “have to back up it in order to get to his house.”

I-DON’T-THINK-SO.com


The potluck dinners were outstanding. I ate some of the best Gumbo and Vegetable stew, devil eggs and home-made cookies on the face of the planet. Why not .... My doctor doesn’t own a bus and he wasn’t there. Even took back a little meat to Jack (the HUGH poodle) which he consumed quickly, but still remained aloof afterwards. He sure is hard to make friends with.

We met one guy with a 47 model Flixble parked next to me, who used to work with my backyard neighbor ... Small world eh? (I am sorry the photo is so small, don't really know why, just came out that way)

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Met a really neat guy named David from deep in the heart of Texas (Lubbock) who joined FMCA back when the earth was still warm (his number is 571) and as he is a pharmacist by trade, he was able to explain to me why the sixties were so good to me .... at least I think that is the way I remember it?

Most of the meet was an “Open Agenda” type of endeavor. Like a fly at a picnic, I just buzzed around and irritated the fizz out of everyone I could find. Didn’t take a lot of pictures as I left the camera at home and I am not technically up-to-speed on these new jobbies where you look thru the back to see what it is that you just shot .... In other words, old school.

It was a real “edumaycayshun” for me ...


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I saw my first “pink paint job” on a Detroit Diesel engine tucked into the back of Driving Miss Lazy .... I now understand that I have the wrong transmission ... the absolute worst oil leaking no horsepower engine manufactured in North America ...

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I run the wrong tires and have the best looking wife a weird dude could ever hope or expect to have .... Even had my picture taken in my brand new jacket, with the ##%**!!#!@ tag still attached to it ... the blackmail letter hasn’t arrived as of todays’ mail ...

So ..... In other words, good food, great people and strange doin’s. If you weren’t there .... You should have been.*

BCO

*Any resemblance to anyone living or dead, was most likely on purpose but please do not hold this against us ... the bolt lock on the bus was broken and he got out! My wife Yoko, made me post that. See you all next year ... we will be right up front in the first row or in the back of the lot if I get lost again. Look for us, I will be the guy spreading the rumor that I am too good looking for my height and getting 13 mpg.


Shouldn’t be all that hard to spot.
Last edited by BoxcarOkie on Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: TBR - Strange Doin’s.
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:46 am


Nice work Don! ;)
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Re: TBR - Strange Doin’s.
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:54 pm


BCO Thanks for sharing.
This was really a great rally. I liked the diversity of the group. I am a closet GM bus owner too. My starter quit on the trip there. Sonny Gray and Mike Crouch (everybody should have a pink engine) showed me the way to the local repair shop less than 2 miles away. We took the starter to him at 4:00 PM and he had it rebuilt and ready for pick up by 9:00 AM the next day. ‘Rusty’ Wayne slipped his coveralls on to help with the re-install and all I had to do was re-connect the battery cables. Now that is help!
The location, location, location was great. The hosting RV park was super and anyone in the area should stop and stay at this beautiful place. The slots are loose if you are into that kind of thing. I do have a photo of BCO with his new jacket on. I know the jacket was new as it still had the tag on it that he admitted to. (37) Film at 11:00
Anyone is welcome to come see us while on I-40 in New Mexico and stay at the house if they want to climb the driveway with the 18% grade. The view is better on top of the hill. Our bus does it best in reverse but if you want to drive up it you can. I just like to watch all the stuff that comes rolling to the front of the bus. Also I'd rather be pointed in the right direction if there is a spin out.
All in all, bus folks are great folks to spend time with even if it is in the buffet section.

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Re: TBR - Strange Doin’s.
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:34 pm


Thank You Don for starting this thread! I was hesitant to do so, but I'm glad you stepped up to the plate. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful wife!

Larry, I'm glad you stopped by even though you were looking for Sonnie to give you a hand with the starter. Your 39 was really cool to see, what a history you have with that car. Hope to see you guys somewhere on the road in the future!

It was a great time this year, the location was fantastic! We will have it there again next year for sure! http://www.koa.com/where/ok/36135/

Thanks to all who attended to make it such a wonderful time!
Becky & Paul Lawry
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Re: TBR - Strange Doin’s.
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:27 pm


Paul, Jones has a Stanley Steamer also the starter deal is another story it was going bad in Idaho last summer Jones get his money worth from the starters it lasted 3 months longer than I thought it would lol that is a quite a job just to lift the MT 50 starter I use a dolly to move the one I have in the shop

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Re: TBR - Strange Doin’s.
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:34 pm


Clifford, lol if you hook up a bus to it you could just drive it around like the rest of us :lol: :lol: sorry, couldn't let that one get away :D I agree that sucker do be heavy ;)
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Re: TBR - Strange Doin’s.
Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:30 pm


BCO....how do you know that we are not in the witness protection program???....AND NOW I KNOW who is responsible for this big goof Jack now begging for meat at the table! He has never had people food in his life until we started taking him to these bus rallies. :lol: All jokes aside...Paul the TBR rally was a great time!! Here is hoping that we can all meet again rolling down the roads of life.
Pam, Tony, and "Jack" Saraceni



BoxcarOkie wrote:TBR - Strange Doin’s.

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You can travel east or travel west, but no matter where you go .... there you is. Good to be home, I am sitting in the kitchen at the kitchen table, the wife sez to me ….“Whadya want?” and I say what I always say when I am in a good mood.

I smile and I say …. Coffee, two sugars, no conversation.


Now, don’t send me any letters ... I like women, and on occasion they like me, I have no problems with the gender thing. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus ….. Deal with it. I like buses, along with the Beatles, The Beach Boys, Dodge Chargers, 53 Chevy panel trucks and Lone Ranger lunch boxes.

If this makes me strange or different, so be it.


Another thing that makes me somewhat “different” is the fact that I can appreciate any and all kinds of buses. I just don’t limit myself to Eagles, I have a myriad of different interests in life, and my bus likes are included.

Image


We just returned from Paul Lawry’s TBR bus rally deep in the heart of the Sooner Nation. You can always tell when you arrive in Oklahoma, the kids start fighting, the wife gets cranky and YOU want to siphon some gas! We now understand it will be in the same spot next year and the name has been changed to ... Paul Lawry’s TBR bus rally deep in the heart of the Sooner Nation. (Pay attention people, there will be a test later and you don”t want to be lost again)

Image


The thing I found interesting at this recent hookup (meeting) was the diversity of the coaches and the people who owned them. A cross-section of buses and people in America who restore, maintain and rebuild them. This is why I am now, and will always be, a strong supporter of mixed (model) rallies. You see everything there is to see and as we all know variety is the spice of life.

For instance:


We met a couple from Wyoming who were Italian Americans with a French dog (Poodle, a REALLY BIG poodle named Jack) and they were not in the Witness Protection Program. Some folks with a real nice looking MCI Challenger who live practically in our neighborhood here in Oklahoma. A couple of people who came all the way from Washington and another from Reno, the biggest little city in the world just off the loneliest section of highway ever paved ... U.S. 50.

We received a eye test in the casino, and it was only three hundred dollars. Walked across the room to buy a newspaper and spent another seven hundred more. The wife and I did not do all that well, we figure it is because the numbers and symbols on the wheels spin much too fast, and that leaves little time for us to “wish on them.”

Is life great or what?


I understand one bus participant actually won two grand, but later it was discovered that he had “invested” three grand to do it .... Later he was spotted wandering back to the campground at 5am and had evidently just attended church services as he was seen muttering something like .... Oh my gawd, Oh my gawd ....

It appears that we checked in on the loser’s side of the casino, but I am hear to tell you, “we held our own in the buffet section.” Was invited to another participants home in New Mexico who said his driveway was an 18% grade and I would “have to back up it in order to get to his house.”

I-DON’T-THINK-SO.com


The potluck dinners were outstanding. I ate some of the best Gumbo and Vegetable stew, devil eggs and home-made cookies on the face of the planet. Why not .... My doctor doesn’t own a bus and he wasn’t there. Even took back a little meat to Jack (the HUGH poodle) which he consumed quickly, but still remained aloof afterwards. He sure is hard to make friends with.

We met one guy with a 47 model Flixble parked next to me, who used to work with my backyard neighbor ... Small world eh? (I am sorry the photo is so small, don't really know why, just came out that way)

Image


Met a really neat guy named David from deep in the heart of Texas (Lubbock) who joined FMCA back when the earth was still warm (his number is 571) and as he is a pharmacist by trade, he was able to explain to me why the sixties were so good to me .... at least I think that is the way I remember it?

Most of the meet was an “Open Agenda” type of endeavor. Like a fly at a picnic, I just buzzed around and irritated the fizz out of everyone I could find. Didn’t take a lot of pictures as I left the camera at home and I am not technically up-to-speed on these new jobbies where you look thru the back to see what it is that you just shot .... In other words, old school.

It was a real “edumaycayshun” for me ...


Image


I saw my first “pink paint job” on a Detroit Diesel engine tucked into the back of Driving Miss Lazy .... I now understand that I have the wrong transmission ... the absolute worst oil leaking no horsepower engine manufactured in North America ...

Image


I run the wrong tires and have the best looking wife a weird dude could ever hope or expect to have .... Even had my picture taken in my brand new jacket, with the ##%**!!#!@ tag still attached to it ... the blackmail letter hasn’t arrived as of todays’ mail ...

So ..... In other words, good food, great people and strange doin’s. If you weren’t there .... You should have been.*

BCO

*Any resemblance to anyone living or dead, was most likely on purpose but please do not hold this against us ... the bolt lock on the bus was broken and he got out! My wife Yoko, made me post that. See you all next year ... we will be right up front in the first row or in the back of the lot if I get lost again. Look for us, I will be the guy spreading the rumor that I am too good looking for my height and getting 13 mpg.


Shouldn’t be all that hard to spot.
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Re: TBR - Strange Doin’s.
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:47 pm


Our rally made the Durant Daily Democrat. Here is the link to the article

http://durantdemocrat.com/pages/full_st ... id=9770537
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