A Nice Visit with a T'er from Long Beach, CA

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 10:45 pm:

MTCFA member Don Skille, of Long Beach, CA, came back to Wisconsin for a family thing up at Gilman.
He and his brother came down this afternoon and we had a wonderful time visiting and T'ing around in the '19 Touring....... :-)
I've met a lot of really nice folks over the internet.
Don and his brother were no exceptions!
It was a PERFECT day for an open car ride.......in the front seat anyway.......


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 01:24 am:

Don is good people, he is a big plus to the long beach chapter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 09:26 am:

Don is a fine man, with a wealth of talent. I just wish he'd drive his T's more often!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kim Dobbins on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 02:34 pm:

Don is also a great machinist! I've known him for over 30 years and he has pulled my butt out of the fire many times!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Hagen on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 02:42 pm:

He is also a good role model for the men of the United States. He is 70 something and has the stomach of a much younger man. No overeating with this man. It fact he acts like he is 40 years old. 68% of American Men are overweight. I wish I could be more like him and give up the overeating.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 03:29 pm:

Agreed. . Don has been slender for the years I've known him. I'm not slender, but within correct range for my shrunken 5' 11" height. I need to write a book about how I lost a pound a week for 45 weeks beginning last Sept, and now stabilized at about 175 for the last two months.

Boredom is the answer. Find nutritious food without sugars and repeat daily until you are so bored you lose interest in eating.

Breakfast: I nuke a bowl of wet oatmeal for a minute, break an egg over it, and nuke another minute to cook the egg. The protein in the egg retards digestion enough to prevent early hunger. Oatmeal claims to reduce cholesterol. My total chol is 108-118 in last 3 tests.

Lunch is a Trader Joes chile/cheese tamale with frozen veggies.

Total above is about 400 calories, leaving room for whatever wifey cooks for supper. Often, it's another tamale.

Drugs are a slippery slope. I am hooked on a couple of blood pressure drugs from when I was heavier, but on half dose for now. First goal of drugs is to make them addictive, and if they cause a need for other drugs, so much the better.

All drugs have side effects, usually bad.

Sorry for the drift, but you started it, Gary. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 06:40 pm:

You guys want to loose weight just TRY to eat my wifes cooking...best weight loss program ever!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 07:56 pm:

The other half of success is exercise.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dexter Doucet on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 09:07 pm:

Hey Craig I've got a good friend who lives in Sparta. Next time
I'm visiting should I take the liberty of driving over to Rosholt to bug ye?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 03:01 am:

YES Dexter.....by all means please do!
For the record Don and I have the same builds.......and I HOPE neither of us EVER acts our age!....... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 09:55 pm:

I have met SO many nice folks when out with the T's.
This evening I took the '19 Touring to gas up for a parade, about 12 miles south of here, in which I was asked to participate and as I was leaving the station a dude on a Harley WAVED ME TO STOP.......turns out he lives only a few miles out of town and has just inherited his Dad's 1912 Model T!....... :-)
He said he didn't remember the first thing about running it and I told him to follow me home.
After a LOT of talking I told him that's enough talk.......it's Model T 101 time.
I drove first then he took the controls.......he dun purdy good....... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 10:16 pm:

For the recordI asked this fella if his Dad is still living which he is.
He said his Dad would LOVE coming here because he collected both cars and tractors.
I asked if his Dad is still physically able to get around as he has terminal cancer and doesn't have much time left....... :-(
He said yes and I told to bring him over here any time!
He said his Dad will love this place and I can't wait to meet him too....... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 12:21 am:

Awesome, well done Craig!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 10:01 am:

Last Saturday I drove my Speedster to UW-Madison. As I waited for my son an older lady admired the car and asked for a ride. I said yes, of course. Turns out she is the Dean. Had a great ride around campus. Couple of young co-eds also sat down in the car for pictures.

I'm 58. Do I need to go back to school?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 01:41 pm:

The parade was wonderful!
For a village of only about 200 residents the turnout was remarkable!
It was WARM and HUMID today too but the touring never showed a trace of red on the Motometer....... :-) .......never skipped a beat either.
Took a couple back roads on the way home.......there's no better way to SEE the country!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach & Big Bear on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 01:17 pm:

Hi Frank, I was trying to post a nice note about Don Skille but I donít remember my name and password, Hence, please post a note saying how we miss his help here as he has not missed our Saturday repair time in several years. However, due to the nice mtfca chat room several of our group explained to me how he was visiting Model T friends in Michigan!!! We missed you at the Model T Garage at Bob Schwinck's home Don. Humble Howard


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Skille on Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 01:41 am:

Hello Craig, I am back in Long Beach. I had a great time at your place in Rosholt Wisconsin. I really liked your huge shed with all the old tractors and old cars including Model T's. My favorite tractor was the Hart Parr 30-60. I believe Craig said these were manufactured between 1908 and 1914 in Charles City Iowa. It was all apart when he purchased it so he had to restore it and assemble it. After seeing everything in the shed we got in his 1919 T touring car and drove over to the machine shop he had owned for many years and met the new owner. Very nice shop that can do any thing needed for those in the area. He also took us for a tour around Rosholt, a very nice little town with a lot of history. If anyone would like to see some video's of old tractor and car's just click on Craig's name. He has made some great video's.


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