Before I get started on this week’s story, I want to congratulate Keith Mansfield for being elected for another three-year term as a Pipe Creek Cemetery Trustee. This is his second term and I’m proud to have him serve with David Evans and myself for another term. Keith is an asset to the Pipe Creek Cemetery Association.
The other news is that the Chicken Car in now located at the Church’s Chicken in Hondo. I drove it over there on Labor Day. It was a good trip and the only nervous moment was when we had to cross over the railroad tracks.
A bus in front of me stopped a little short and caused the tail feathers of the Chicken Car to be under the RR crossing! That traffic light seemed to take forever to change to green.
After I got the car in its new parking spot in front of the Hondo Church’s Chicken, I heard a diesel freight train coming and, man, was that a loud horn. I was so glad to be away from that train crossing.
I’m glad the chicken car is in Hondo for two reasons. It’s never been parked there before and the next parade the car is scheduled to participate in will be in Hondo. The parade will celebrate the Medina County Fair this Saturday, Sept. 19, beginning at 10 am. I hope to see you all there.
Now, on with this week’s story.
There I was, getting ready to take my Harley Custom 1200 Sportster to get a new state inspection.
I fired it up early on a July Saturday morning and proceeded to check out my lights, etc. I noticed that my turning indicators were not working.
I decided to drive the motorcycle down to the Pipe Creek Cemetery to see if my deceased cousin, George W. White, could help me out a bit. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 83.
I parked the Harley near the Whites’ plots and asked George to get the lights working again, saying, “George, anyone who drove a 1950 Studebaker Champion all those years as you did, and kept it running smoothly, could fix these Mickey Mouse lights on my Harley.”
Here’s the kicker - the lights started working right after I requested George’s help.
I thanked him and got the Harley inspected without any further problems. Yes, I know that my cousin might not have been able to assist me; however, I like to believe he did.
Hope you enjoyed the story.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.