Uncle Stan will soon celebrate his 70th Birthday, So all you guys who know him ,give him a shout.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN!
Hi Stan - Happy Birthday, and many more to come!
I didn't know a 70 year old man could still still chase women the way he does! Happy Birthday
He can chase! The question is "can he catch them?" Happy Birthday, Stan. We hope you have many more happy ones to come.
Happy Birthday Stan
Happy Birthday Stanton!
You know Stan, the older ya get the meaner ya get. Oh well it happens. Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday Stan---just rereading your book---great fun.
Do you plan another?? Joe
from one of the older guys.
Happy Birthday Stan...and may you have many more!
Happy Birthday Stan!!
Happy Birthday Stan!
I see above they mentioned that you still chase the girls, try and catch them, but do you remember what to do with them when their caught? I mean at your advanced age and all!
Happy Birthday Stan!
I can help with what to do with 'em after you catch 'em!
Happy Birthday Stan !
With me its like a dog chasing a semi, but then Stan is a lot faster than I am. Have a great Birthday and a Cool Yule Stan and see U at Chickasha. Bill
Stan, You da man! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to yah!
Happy Birthday Uncle Stan
May the magnitude of your chronographic endowment be ever larger then your generosity.
Happy Birthday Stan,
"The older the violin the sweeter the music!"
Happy Birthday Stan!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carolyn sends her regards
Happy Birthday Stan
Stan Happy Birthday from a 72 yr old, not chasing anymore got the right one 24 yrs ago, Excellent cook, Happy grandmother and great grandma See ya at Chickasha in March
Happy Birthday Stan.......and many, many more!
Happy birthday, Stanton!
...and many more!! (singing at top of my lungs)
From Betty Boop and Marilyn Monroe:
Happy Birthday Stan!
At 70 you stop getting older.
Nothing really changes.
You will still work, tinker, play and enjoy life about the same.
Happy Birthday Stan,
You've been a great contributor to the hobby, the American way and to the enjoyment of others..
I understand he has ordered a "stretch Limo" for his birthday. Happy Birthday Cowboy!
Happy Birthday, Stan! You aren't far behind me, but I don't think I want you to catch up any time soon...
Ha! Love the limo, Lance.
used to ride them out around Saragossa.
Happy birthday Stan!
The BEST of the BIRTHDAYS to one of the BEST of the BEST!!!!
Jack, he may shoot you. Saturday is the day.
Stan: Happy Birthday and many more and as the saying went run hard, catch em and then what is the next step, At my age it's hard to remmeber how hard it was to run and catch, and I really forgot the rest. Again Happy Birthday
Happy birthday, or "Tillykke med fødselsdagen" as we say around here, Stan.
Hope to met you again some time at Chickasha, as I'll be back sooner than later.
Happy Birthday Stan. Hope to meet you sometime as I'm west of you a bit. Careful if you take your new limo--might have some back seat drivers :-)
John,let him,I can use the relief.
Stan is on the road should be back tonight. I have not talked to him for a few days. Jack he will be appreciative of this. I think the 70 bugs him, but if you still have things you want to get done the alternative isn't that good.
70 only hurts for a little while.Then you get over it.( I turned 70 last Sept.)
ANd here I'm sweatin' turning 50 this coming year...
Happy Birthday Stan!
So he finally made the big seven -- oh.
Congratulations to a bona fide Free Range Geezer!!!
Speaking of Free Range Geezer:
Is this yours, Stan?
Happy B-day, young'un
Even mentions his Model T.
(Of course, he's not singing about YOU, Mr. Howe...)
Well, aren't you all nice to remember my birthday and send me wishes. Thanks, Guys. It is actually Saturday the 29th.
Joe, first, Thanks. Second, in answer to your question, I've started a new long story called EINAR AND TORVALD GO RACING. I worked on it some winter before last, not another word since then. I need to get back to it but am so busy with other things like making a living I haven't had time. I also need to print up some copies of Herman and Freida, I have some people who want them but I need to get the printer working that prints both sides of the page .. I have a manual somewhere on CD that should tell me how to fix it. I also haven't forgotten that I promised some Accessory Carburetor books to a couple people, just haven't had time to print them up either. Maybe can get it done later this month.
Thanks for all the good wishes, and the calls and emails.
Stan, your birthday bourbon is waiting here in Kansas. If your not coming in January to the clinic, I'll bring it to Lincoln in June. If you don't make it let me know so I can drink it for you and then e-mail you how good it was. Jerry
Stan, thanks for the reply.
I am putting in my order for your new book EINAR AND TORVOLD GO RACING.
Price is not an issue-----I love your writing style--- I think like that but sure can't put it down on paper like you do----why, I just know you would sell them fast just like Model T Fords --maybe even more--just like Ol Henry did!!! You can do it Stan if you put your mind to it. Quick before you get any older!!! ( I can kid you a little cause I'm a bit older than you)
Thanks Jerome, I'm not going to the clinic this year, my travel and time budget is shot until Chickasha. I wasn't going to Chickasha but Paul Mikeska is buying ribs at Amber for my birthday. You buy bourbon, Paul buys Ribs, I only have to come up with the taters and beans. I think Uncle Jack will spring for those.
Joe, thanks for the good words about H & F. That was a lot of fun and I have actually sold a lot of them considering that I really have never done any promotion on it. I'm not sure how many I gave away and how many I sold but I know I'm at over 1,000 copies that are out running around. I want to re-write a couple little things and print up a bunch more for sale at some of the places that were interested in carrying them initially. I do have to say that when somebody was looking for good Model T books awhile back on here not one person mentioned Herman and Freida. Oh well.... I'll get over it. One of the best parts of the writing the book was all the letters I got from people telling me their stories. The towns are mostly fictional and the people are based on composites of people I remember from years back, stories I heard and a lot of stuff I just made up. I got a phone call one night from a guy apologizing for calling so late but he said, "We've spent two hours looking at every North Dakota map we have, old and new, and I'll be damned if we can find Vindall on any of them." "I thought I knew every town in western North Dakota." I almost hated to tell him it was a fictional town and they were fictional people. Incidentally, the town Vindall is somewhat based on, Bucyrus, North Dakota, burned to the ground in a prairie fire this fall. The other nearby town that some of the businesses were based on, Scranton, survives. I don't know if everybody liked the book or not, I only ever had one complaint, some guy didn't like Herman making fun of Catholic funerals taking so long. There are probably other things people don't like, they just never took the time to tell me. I don't care, I write what I like, they don't have to read it.
I hope to spend a few days finishing the story. The plot is that the tall, dark haired boy who came and danced with Tillie at the Norwegian Sheepherder's Ball reappears as the antagonist again as the organizer of Ford races. Einar and Torvald want to win the hundred dollar first prize and set out to build a racing Ford. With parts and pieces from some old fencerow Fords, they put together a competitor. The dark haired boy, whose name turns out to be Boyce Prickerson, harasses them over their home made race car and of course, is trying to make time with Tillie any time he can. It comes to light that Tillie really DID know him from before, he was in the same school in South Dakota that she went to before her family moved to Vindall. Of course, she was ten and Boyce was 14, now she is 17 and grown up and he is 21 and a grown man. To further complicate things, Yolanda and Yondolah return and like the way Einar is growing up to be the handsomest boy in town and also like Boyce quite a lot. Drama ensues.
I've been gone to Tacoma for a few days for Christmas, should have stayed another day but came home because I have so much work to do before I leave on a little tour. Never hit a lick all day. Got a haircut, took a nap, read the forum, took a nap. Going to eat now, day's about shot. I'll give it hell tomorrow, tho.
Stan - Put me down for a copy of EINAR AND TORVALD GO RACING also.
That topic has lots of possibilities. I can just imagine - first they build a speedster. Then the excitement leading up to the race. In between everything, there will be their evil competitors and the tricks they pull. Next, they're racing and their wives or girlfriends are nervous that they might get hurt. Maybe they even have families by then, etc. Such drama! I know it'll be a good read.
We're getting anxious, Stan. I sure hope you get time to work on it this winter....
Stan when you get the book done I need one too, gladly pay ya, Happy Birthday and a safe New Years to you. John and Karen Danuser Fulton Mo
Scott, I was born in Bellflower, California 77 years age. So I have a few on Stan. Happy Birthday Stan. Wishing you many more. Happy Ruckstelling
Where is Amber? I,my son ,and another fellow are coming to Chickasha. Had to get a room on south side of Oky city ,as I refuse to stay at the roach palace again. I might spring for taters and beans.
Stan, you're really 70? You don't look a bit past 85. .
Its about a mile east of the gas station that closed 23 years ago.
Down by the old dead cottonwood tree?
This place is so old it doesn't show up on John Steele's GPS. We spent an hour driving past it the first time we went there. As Paul said, it is a mile or so east of the Conoco station. The lady on the phone kept telling us to turn at the Conoco station. We were looking for a Conoco station with lights and gas pumps. Turned out this Conoco station had closed in 1987, 23 years earlier and the signs and pumps and lights were long gone. We got there about 5 minutes before they closed.
Two years ago I had to come home for a music festival I was playing at on Saturday and Sunday, last year I missed it because I had to fly home for an auction. This year I'm going. One year they were out of ribs when we got there. I managed to gag down a 24 ounce piece of Oklahoma's best Prime Rib but it was nothing compared to the ribs they have.
Hey Stan, you want ribs? I cook the best pork ribs south of the Mason-Dixon...gotta come to Alabama though.......it would be a real treat to have you and the ribs!
Ah, I was just down there!!! Well, in Savannah, Georgia anyway. Wasn't that far over to Auburn, AL. Maybe on the next trip. Thanks for the invite. I used to be able to eat my way across the country. Can't do that so much anymore but I DO like a good rack of ribs.
Savannah is about six hours from us, just enough time to cook them ribs. Ribs on the lake,cold beer and all the sides...just don't get any better...my grill is so seasoned you could eat it...
So your birthday starts in less than 24 hours. You're going to be 70 years old. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I remember my old man telling me I'd never make it past 15 but he must have given me a stay of execution.
And now when I tell my son it takes me all night to do what I use to do all night he's started getting a look of pity in his eyes. I'd ask him what the look is for but I'm afraid he'd tell me I'm not even that good and break my heart.
Happy birthday Stan! Thanks for one the best laughs I've had for a long time! Dave
Happy Birthday Stan!got my needle-seat worked out in the O F thanks for the help!Hey listen for an interview on N P R radio of Spencer building and playing instruments,Randall
Randall, I should send you a copy of my December 6th radio show. I used Spencer's "Winter Wonderland" as the intro song, just like I did last year. Probably the best instrumental version of it I have ever heard. I'll try to catch the interview of him on NPR. Glad he's doing so well.
Unca' Stan -- Can you post a link to that piece here? I'd like to hear it, and I'm sure others would too. This thread started off "Off Topic", so I'm pretty sure it wouldn't offend anyone.
Sorry, the shows are not archived. The best I can do it tell you to try to look up Spencer on You Tube. He has a lot of stuff on there, not sure if Winter Wonderland is on there or not. I could just send you a CD of the show. I'll be out in the studio later tonight, I'll try to get time to burn a CD for you.
Stan speaking of Winter Wonderlands, I'm over here between Malta and Saco trying to spear Northern Pike through the ice. It's warming up, only supposed to be -4F in the morning. It was -23F Tuesday or Wednesday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
And then people think I'm crazy!!!! Thanks John.
John, are you having any luck. Are you guys able to run more than one line at a time. Over hear a person can have two lines in the water at the same time. So we put down a chub on a harness and a decoy, usually red and white, down with the chub. I can't say it's done much for me to have two lines in. I usually draw them in by just working and swimming a decoy. Well that was up until 2 years ago anyway. Then we had the divorce and she gave my fishing equipment to somebody in her family.
Mike, yesterday was great, today not so good. It was nice to go out this morning to see the temp was above zero. I use a sucker in a harness, occasionally I will us a wood decoy, they don't count as lines. On this lake we are allowed 6 lines, the spear counts as one and when spearing is slow I put out 5 tip ups. Spent 40 minutes talking to Stan this morning and didn't get interrupted by one fish.
As Tennessee Ernie would say "another day older and deeper in debt" Hope you have many more
but with out the debt.
Thanks Everybody, I'm starting to get used to it. =)
Hope you "didn't get into something you couldn't get out of" tonight . Happy Birthday,