I know all of you will want to join me in wishing the Old Guy a very Happy Birthday!
I'll join you. I'm sure Stan is celebrating the big day by working on my Breeze carburetor!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN!!!!
Good on ya Stan! Bud.
Happy birthday Uncle Stan!
Happy Birthday Stan!
Many more Stan, see you at Chickasha....
Happy Birthday, Stan, and many more to come.
Best wishes for good health and prosperity!
Seems like you had one this time last year. Best to ya.
oh boy another 1 gone by?
Happy b day Stan.
Seems like everytime I have 1 of them things more hair turns grey or falls out and something else starts hurting!
Thanks, guys! Richard, I'm hoping to have one next year, too. And hopefully a few more after that!
Phil, I AM working on your Breeze carburetor. So far I have the photos taken of it assembled and partially disassembled so I can remember how to put it back together. I also have your Waltham carb setting there so I can stare at it and try to figure out how to fix it. Got that part done, now I just need to do it. Probably in the next week or ten days. I'm back in the shop tomorrow.
Going to be a quiet day today, my little friend Savanna was going to come for my birthday dinner today but she played fiddle at a Victorian Ball in historic Virginia City last night until after midnight last night and didn't get home until after 2 AM so we are going to do birthday on New Year's Day instead. They play historically correct music for a Civil War era dance at the oldest hall in Montana. People come dressed in uniform or era correct gowns and suits, it is quite a deal. She is first violin in the orchestra that plays -- quite an accomplishment for a 13 year old. They play for 4 hours, Reels, Waltzes, Strathspeys, Cotillions, Quadrilles,etc., plus an hour or two in the afternoon so people can come and learn the historic dances.
They spend weeks and months learning all the songs and rehearsing. It's a very exciting night for her and wears her out completely, more so this year since she was essentially leading the orchestra with her wonderful violin. (which was gift from Uncle Stan) It's been going on for years and years,she has been playing in the orchestra since she was nine and is now the lead player of the violins.
So she and her mom are coming Wednesday for my birthday. It's all good. I have a photo of her in her Victorian gown from last year but would have to scan it to get it posted so will just post a photo of she and her friend Maggie in my studio recording a new CD last fall. Savanna is the one closest to the camera. They are the state youth champion fiddlers. Savanna Junior Junior Division, Maggie Junior. They are 13 and 14.
yea!! happy birthday!
Let's see - how can I count the ways you enlighten, inform and humor us....
1 candle each way -Nope, not enough -
Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY
and many, many more HAPPY returns.
AND Best Wishes to Herman & Freida also !!
Happy Birthday Stan, have many more please I hope to have more also . John and Karen Danuser Fulton Mo
Happy Birthday, Uncle Stan. Happy New Year, also. Wishing you lots more of both. Karen and Bob
Happy birthday Stan!
And many more to come.
Bob & Joan.
Stan, have a terrific birthday and many, many more
Happy Birthday Stan! Not to worry as you have a ton of Birthdays remaining. Bill
Happy birthday, sir!
A song for you:
Happy Birthday Stan! And many more. Hold the birthday cake outside the door and let the wind blow out the candles. That's the only way I can put mine out at my age! :-)
Dennis & Jeri
Happy Birthday! Long may you keep fiddling!
Have a very happy and merry birthday, Stan. I hope you aren't getting too cold with this little chill we're having right now. Our highs are in the single digits today and through New Years. Keep the long john's on.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN FROM ALL OF US IN UTAH MAY THIS NEW YEAR BRING YOU MORE JOY AND HAPPINESS AND ANOTHER BIRTHDAY HAPPY T'IN DOUG JENKINS
Happy B'Day Stan, and many more!
Happy Birthday Stan
Happy B'day, Stan. May you enjoy many more.
Happy Birthday, Unc -- I know Uncle Jack always says you're older than he is, but I don't see how that's possible. Here's hoping you have a ton more of them.
Happy birthday, Stan!
And still many more!
Happy Birthday Stan -Make sure you keep the photos of Phil's Breeze Carb as they will come in useful when you rebuild mine -which will be on its way to you from "down under" in the next few days -Karl
Here's another on I'll bet Stan didn't know existed.
Happy Birthday Stan!!!
Old guy? Believe it or not, he's younger than some of us.
....and a whole lot more hair.
Steve - glad you brought that up! I was just thinking the same thing, that Stan really isn't all THAT old! (....at least not to a guy MY age......)
Anyway, happy birthday Stan,....and Happy New Year too!
Happy Birthday Stan. I was in Virginia City in 1968 on my 18th birthday. I'll never forget the 2 story outhouses behind the hotel. It was a couple days before it dawned on me that the whole concept of a 2 story outhouse if not properly designed could result in some disastrous happenings. The medicines have gotten to me to the point where I'm having some memory problems. When I have my good days things like Virginia City come back to me. Wasn't there also a Nevada City and something like Alder Gulch. Or am I in the wrong neck of the woods. I do remember a blind guy there with a huge German Shepherd type dog that ran a little bar or soda stand or something. His name was Bob and my Grandpa gave him a $20.00 bill for two sodas and the old guy gave him the right change. Grandpa talked about the old guy and his ability to make change and a story that old Bob had lost his eyesight in a mining accident. After 4r years I can still remember what the place was like but I can't remember why I walked out into the kitchen a few minutes ago.
Mike, you remember right. Virginia City and Nevada City were the biggest of several mining towns in Alder Gulch. The first territorial capital was Bannack, and later Virginia City became the capital. Those of us who were around for 1950's westerns are familiar with the sheriff who is secretly part of the outlaw gang. That storyline originated in Bannack with Sheriff Henry Plummer, who eventually wound up at the bottom end of a hemp necktie.
Wow, thanks Steve. It was good to hear from you. I miss you guys sometimes. I see Royce and Rob are still at it. In some goofy way that makes my heart feel good. It's the consistency of the situation that lets me know life still goes on. God bless.
In case anyone missed it, here's Stan telling Dean Yoder how to drive last summer:
Here's to many more summers like that Stan........
Where was that photo taken? I got's to know.
Happy B day Stan. Was it 1986 that you were at my farm. Seams like yesterday!!!
Thanks, guys. That little girl who was at the Centennial playing fiddle is the now famous Maggie Beth Estes (White now that she's married). She is the fiddler with Runa, the best Irish group in the world; the Getty's, an Irish Gospel group; the Peter Mayer Experience Stars and Promises group and the up and coming Vickie Vaughn Bluegrass band. She travels more in a month than I do in a couple years. Still one of my best friends, I went to her wedding in Nashville in May. One of her videos on you tube has almost a million plays.
Mike, you're right. Nobody could be older than Unca Jack, even if he says there are some.
Yup, Duane that was in 1986. That truck is all restored by Dr. Allison, he worked for Lenus Markuson, your grandfather or maybe great uncle, when he was a kid and wanted to restore it. It's a beauty, correct IHC green color with a red box. He's in Livingston, you should stop by and see it.
Way to go Stan! Keep having those birthdays! Dave
Happy B'day! What do they mean "old guy?" Our cars are old not us.
Thank you for all your support to our hobby for so many years!
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Happy birthday Stan,
Carb rebuild/restoring is nice and proper for you to do and We all have to put food on the table.
HOWEVER, an even better thing for you to do this winter would be a new "Herman and Freda book"
No pressure intended here you understand-- do I hear any seconds from anyone?
I would be more than happy to send you the fee in advance!
I had a birthday this month too-- 76 yrs and counting. Have FUN. Joe
Stan: Glad to see You made another one - A Very Happy Birthday To You!! From Way Too Cold in Iowa!! Shoot -I Might as well be in Montana right next to the Arctic Circle? Hope to see you in Chic with my carb? John L
Happy Birthday Stan! Looking forward to Chickasha and going to Amber to eat.
Happy Birthday Stan. I think you answered a previous question on this forum. How many people actually post on this site? I think they just need to make a count of all the well-wishers in this thread.
The best thing in life is to be liked and you have it in spades. Here's wishing you many more.
Joe, I keep thinking I need to get to work on it but then I have so many other things to do and keep putting it on the back burner. One of these cold winter days I will go lock the door on the studio and finish the next story: Einar & Tovald Go Racing Like the others full of intrigue, adventure, romance, treachery and underhandedness, sarcasm, insults, laughter and Model T lore and knowledge. Stay tuned.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I'm in the shop tearing down a couple carbs to clean up and work on today. No rest, even after a wild and crazy night out on the town. I didn't have that but if I would have I'd still have to get out to the shop and get to work.
Stan and Joe - I agree that we're ready for more about Herman, Frieda, Einar, Torvald and the others. We need more adventure, intrigue etc. in our lives. Ya, don't forget romance too!
Perhaps the only way is to just set aside some time each day to sit down and do it... I know, it's easier said than done... but you can do it.
Ya, we're patiently "staying tuned"..
I can't write like that. I have to get started and then I can't quit. I can go back and rewrite and proof and all that but I write like I tell stories. I can tell the same story but never the same way twice.
Did I ever tell you about Nomer Nasard and the TT Truck his grampa had that had a Rectum Rear end and a Yoford and Toils that wouldn't buddd???
I'm also busy with other stuff. I'm going back to Texas the end of this month to finish the recording I started last year down there, I got seven songs recorded, been putting pennies in a shoebox to go back and record three or 4 more songs to finish it. It is really expensive.
Too many projects, not enough time. Or money.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN AND NEW YEAR!
My grandmother always said "Better old than dead".
Hope you enjoyed your birthday, Stan.
Happy Birthday Stan! You are the Governor of a beautiful big state and a nice guy. I wish you the best! Mike P.S. I still dream about that flat bed on your east field (500 miles east)!
WOW! Stan you have received more Birthday wishes then kings and presidents!
Yea...King my dog and the president of our local PTA!
Happy Birthday Stan. Appreciate all you do for the hobby.
Happy Birthday Stan, keep the rust out.
Stan, Here's another Happy Birthday wish for ya and keep it going!!
Stan, hope you are up by now and feeling OK. In reference to the comments about Virginia city, I remember being there at in the late 50's on a day when the main street was lined with Model A's and T's. I was never the same afterword. The old cars and the old buildings, boardwalks etc really hit a nerve.
The way I remember the story is that the Plumber gang had stolen all the toilets in town and the Vigilantes had nothing to go on.
The Best to you for the New Year.
Hi Stan - I hear ya. I'm like that too. It takes forever for me to sit down and write, but when it happens, I do the whole thing. I've got two stories / articles in process now. First I think them out - could take months for that. Then all of a sudden it happens.
But tell us more about Nomer and his Grandpa's TT with the Rectum rear end.... and the toils that don't buddd. Was Nomer the guy in Herman and Freida with the speech impediment?
Just wondering, but inquiring minds need to know...
Nomer doesn't translate well to the written word. Nomer is one of the Model T stories I tell or at least used to tell. The guy's real name was Homer but the way he pronounced it was Nomer.
It's a two beer story. It's better after you've had two beers and I tell it better after I've had two beers. I think I only told it once at a Model T convention on stage, I told it at the Cochrane Tour years ago. I can still hear Bud Peters laugh. He knew Nomer and had heard him tell about his grandfather's truck that had a Rectum rearend. Today, they would put Nomer in a special home and not expect him to work or let him go in the bar and tell stories. More's the pity.
The guy in Herman and Freida was Westley, or Wetly, as he pronounced it. He said, "I trant and trant and trant and the tum bit till wouldn tart." That is George House's favorite line ever written in a book. Course, George probably ain't read all that many books. Ask George about how much fun he had with me and that line in Chickasha one year.
Back to the shop.
Now and then I wish that I lived in a different part of the country...
No, I won't move (willingly), but Hershey & Chickasha are really beyond my travel comfort zone.
Sure would like to listen to Stan someday though
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN and wishing you many more!!
You are consistently terrific. Many happy days,
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Best wishes from Denmark. Hope to meet you in person again at Chickasha or elsewhere.
Dave, the way everything's jammed together back east I'd think you could hardly turn around without tripping over Pennsylvania. Hershey's just a little ways down the road from New Hampshire. If I can make it there, why not...?
Jammed together is right...lotsa - mucho - traffic - and this fat butt gets sore after 1 1/2 hours of sitting. You thin people can travel comfortably for hours!
I remember being reasonably thin once - New Year's resolution: try to get close to that again.
Maybe, just maybe Hershey & Chickasha someday....
Happy New Year !
HB Stan: Looking forward to seeing you and others in Chickasha. Let the Good Times Roll. Happy 2014 to all my T friends.