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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #270 on: April 10, 2018, 02:57:19 PM »
Wow....bummah.....sitting by the pool.  :grin:

Hey Cabana-Boy-Tom....Get me a towel! :laugh: :grin: :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #271 on: April 10, 2018, 03:34:19 PM »
 :grin:  As an aside.  High school kids out here can work summers as pool attendants.  $15/hr plus tips.  Big money.  Hard to get them to understand that when they're in their 40's.  It won't work.  :tongue:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #272 on: April 10, 2018, 03:56:54 PM »
:grin:  As an aside.  High school kids out here can work summers as pool attendants.  $15/hr plus tips.  Big money.  Hard to get them to understand that when they're in their 40's.  It won't work.  :tongue:

There is a different work ethic today... Both parents were old-school working-class - had to earn money for everything I wanted... :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

* At age 12-14, I mowed lawns in the summer, and shoveled driveways in the winter - $3-$5 per lawn, $10 per driveway
* At age 14-15, I worked at a local Diary Farm for $1.10 per hour - did everything from shoveling cow / horse manure to hay bailing to putting up barb wire fences.  Every summer, worked 2 weeks 10-14 hours per day, 10 days straight at the local country fair (Dutchess County Fair - Rhinbebeck, NY) in August.
* At age 16-17 - I washed dishes at a local restaurant on weekends. also worked as a bar-back / bus-boy - and during the week at nights, I worked at the local grocery stores, A&P, The Grand Union, etc. in town.
* At age 18-21 - worked two (2) jobs the entire time I was going to college - full-time - during the day - UPS in the mornings (as a loader and pre-load supervisor), and at night, worked at a cigar store in town.  Lived at home the entire time...no frat parties or university activities for poor ol' JJ. :shocked: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
* Age 21 until the present, (turning 64 in August...) I have worked various jobs in the semiconductor industry - Manufacturing - Training - Sales - Marketing - Business Development - - Sadly, still working full-time! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #273 on: April 10, 2018, 03:58:54 PM »
Similar background out here too. 
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #274 on: April 10, 2018, 04:14:01 PM »
Similar background out here too.

We both come from a different generation with different values and work ethic......
With my work / travel schedule, I am just grateful I can ride to / attend:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #276 on: April 10, 2018, 05:15:02 PM »
JJ. My mom ruled the house.  Chinese on thinking for school & academics.  My father Hawaiian/Chinese.  He was a little easier.  Work.  :tongue:  A lot of Chinese family guilt.  :shocked:    :grin:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #277 on: April 10, 2018, 05:23:47 PM »
JJ. My mom ruled the house.  Chinese on thinking for school & academics.  My father Hawaiian/Chinese.  He was a little easier.  Work.  :tongue:  A lot of Chinese family guilt.  :shocked:    :grin:

For me, mother and father both Italian...My dad was the head...but my mother was "the neck."  She was hard-working and loving.  My father was mellow and practical until someone dissed him...then he quickly morphed into "Tony Soprano!"  :laugh: :grin: :wink: - - and that usually was not pretty.  What they taught my younger sister and I was " fierce independence"...and that fact that you have to work hard for everything you want.... and that "you need to totally accountable and responsible for your actions."  What a concept... :cool: :thumb:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #278 on: April 10, 2018, 05:28:46 PM »
Same here. 
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #279 on: April 10, 2018, 05:41:32 PM »
Same here.


Old-school / Old-world family values - - and I can honestly say that over the course of my adult life, they have served me well. :thumb: :smiley:

"The apple does not fall far from the tree..."  This photo was from May 2012.





Sadly, my Dad passed away a few years ago at age 93.  My mother will be 94 this month, but she is in a nursing home in Tampa, FL with Alzheimer's and total dementia... and does not know who I am...nor my sister...
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #280 on: April 10, 2018, 07:41:30 PM »
Sorry to hear.  Both of my parents passed.  Mom at 92 and Dad at 88.  My dad's friends say that I look like my father too.
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #281 on: April 11, 2018, 06:31:26 AM »
The *** HUMP DAY BUMP!!  *** - - just a few more weeks now! :cool:











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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #282 on: April 11, 2018, 10:04:00 AM »
The weather yesterday in...."The Valley of the Sun!!"  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

...and it's only April 10th!!!



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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #283 on: April 11, 2018, 06:36:10 PM »
Do you think EP&F Powersports in Prescott would be interested in combining events to garner more foottraffic? 

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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #284 on: April 11, 2018, 09:02:24 PM »
"Hoo Haws!"  :grin: :grin: :grin:  Sorry couldn't resist.   :evil:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #285 on: April 11, 2018, 10:18:41 PM »
Do you think EP&F Powersports in Prescott would be interested in combining events to garner more foottraffic? 

http://motoress.com/international-female-ride-day-about/how-to-celebrate-international-female-ride-day/

Good question!!  Go to the website and send an inquiry to Jim Knaupp! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #286 on: April 11, 2018, 10:37:05 PM »
 Yeah yeah yeah , well I had to walk 5 miles to school everyday , uphill both ways , snow up to my knees , and barefoot . You two guys had it cushy .

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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #287 on: April 12, 2018, 07:23:52 AM »
Yeah yeah yeah , well I had to walk 5 miles to school everyday , uphill both ways , snow up to my knees , and barefoot . You two guys had it cushy .

 Dusty

Best one like that I ever heard was my wife's grandmother talking about walking to school in the winter in Dayton, Ohio with a warm potato in her pocket to keep her hands warm...later on...that same potato also served as...."LUNCH!!" :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #288 on: April 13, 2018, 07:41:17 AM »
Just a few more weekends! :thumb: :cool: :1:  It might be WARM!  Pack you swim gear! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:  See everyone soon! :cool:

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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #289 on: April 14, 2018, 10:27:41 AM »

* Black baseball caps with the classic Moto Guzzi logo available FOR SALE arrived - GUZZI N.A.R. COTTONWOOD, AZ...

Me, me, me!   :bike-037:

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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #290 on: April 15, 2018, 04:02:43 PM »
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #291 on: April 16, 2018, 09:55:08 AM »
The black Guzzi baseball hats FOR SALE ($12 each) will look like this mock-up... :thumb: :cool: :1:





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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #292 on: April 16, 2018, 09:58:10 AM »
Do you use PayPal, JJ?
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #293 on: April 16, 2018, 10:22:58 AM »
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #294 on: April 16, 2018, 10:44:10 AM »
I rather fancy one of those hats!
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #295 on: April 16, 2018, 06:59:03 PM »
I rather fancy one of those hats!

twowings - - - I am sure we won't sell all of them, (and I ordered 40), so I will be sure to save you one for posterity! :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #296 on: April 17, 2018, 09:30:28 AM »
Just say..."Moto Guzzi!!"   :thumb: :1: :cool: :wink:



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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #297 on: April 17, 2018, 04:12:24 PM »
Click your heels together three times and say 'Moto Guzzi!!!  Moto Guzzi!!!  Moto Guzzi!!!' and you'll be there.
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #298 on: April 17, 2018, 04:28:29 PM »
Click your heels together three times and say 'Moto Guzzi!!!  Moto Guzzi!!!  Moto Guzzi!!!' and you'll be there.

Yes...and if you continue to behave yourslef...I will give you a name tag that reads: 
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Re: The 7th Annual "Gathering of Eagles" in Cottonwood, AZ - May 4-5, 2018
« Reply #299 on: April 18, 2018, 09:35:36 AM »
Southwest Guzzi's!  Mike's lovely '03 V11 LeMans, and Nolan's stunning black & gold LeMans CX-100!! :thumb: :1: :cool:









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