Been "H"appening 09/29/02
by Dick Scalpone, AGWA-Illinois Chapter H
I thought that I would drop a little line on what took place on
Sunday, 29 Sep 02. The day started off cloudy and very overcast
and a wee bit cool. None the less, still a decent outdoors man type
day. Little did we all know, as the day went on, the skies would
open up and give us 100% sun shine, naturally it all came with warmer temperatures--hoorah!!
Our usual bunch of Sunday morning "rough riders" met at ole Mickey
D's on that fine cool morning. Our hail and hearty group consisted
of; Sir Malcom & Christine Irwin and daughter Kirsty, Lloyd & Leona
Tatman, assistant rep ole Joel Gyurnek, rov'n Robert Sample, jungle Jim
Lamontagna, wimpy Lester Chapman, Bev Markward, Miss Kitty Levin, doctor
Cary Levin and their three children, Matt, Ben, and Russ; assistant rep
Ken Archibald, trusty Bruce Hirsch, Kirk Huot, and yours truly.
Hi ho, hi ho, it is off we go to dine on fine cuisine at a nice
place in Elgin, ILL. We were all seated at a table that resembled
the "Last Super", as the socializing and coffee drinking began. Absolutely
ole Joel, doctor Cary and jungle Jim were on there best behavior.
Kenny and I made sure of that. We members of chapter H know how to
socialize with the best of them.
After our fine cuisine, we all met at the coral where our big ole
ponies were waiting for us for a fast get away. Some of our members
dispersed and had other things to do around their houses. Doctor
Cary & jungle Jim split for a swap meet in McHenry County Fair grounds.
Assist rep Joel, rov'n Robert and our guests Dave & Susan Glasgow,
Kirk and myself all decided to point our ponies in a southwest direction
and do some serious back road riding. It's off we go, lets go as
our big ole ponies yelled at us.
I took the lead and ole Joel did the sweep as the six of us headed
out on this fine beautiful Sunday morning. Our ultimate destination
was "J.C. Whitney's" located in near LaSalle-Peru area just off of I 80.
Naturally, we did a lot of zigging and zagging and took the bending and
twisty roads to get there. On our way, we stopped at the "Starved
Rock" area near Ottawa, ILL.
We also enjoyed a big display of arts and crafts in the newly remodeled
Well time's-a-waste'n, lets getty-up and go, hi ho, hi ho and away
we go!! That is what ole Joel always says. Our destination
was J.C. Whitney's auto and motorcycle warehouse. It is quite evident
at this point when we arrived, our credit cards would soon be put to good
use, and indeed it was. After making our necessary purchases, our
departure was soon imminent.
Our travels home took us through several small towns and many back
roads and we approached civilization with much traffic--yak! You
may not believe this folks, we did NOT stop for ice cream--unbelievable!!
Instead, Kirk invited rov'n Robert, ole Joel and this rep to his house
for some refreshments and socializing--how about that!! We
met his wife, Mary and he gave us the grand tour.....What a nice place.
Ole Joel and I offered to move in, Kirk graciously declined our offer.
I wonder why?
The weather just does not get any better than this. We folks
who live in northern Illinois sure appreciate the weatherman and the good
Lord for cooperating with us on this fine afternoon of great riding.
So until next week, please lets be especially careful out there,
Your unruly rep,