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Folks Of Interest 50 years of "Playing ON the Freeway"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SanDiegoHighwayman, Feb 11, 2015.

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  1. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    Empty space where Beulah used to be -- I have a hole in my heart -- that's fillin w gladness for the kind and generous individual whose taken on Beulah's "rebirth" for me -- AND -- for ALL those folks who have contributed to my mission's cause in helpin me help others unconditionally thru the years --

    "It is one of this life's most beautifull compensations that one cannot sincerely help another without helping oneself in the bargain" IMG_1322.JPG IMG_1324.JPG
     
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  3. Yikes! :eek: This is kind of starting to look serious all of a sudden... ;)

    With all of the gear that you unloaded, are you sure you don't want them to drop that body on a 3/4 ton pickup chassis of some kind? :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Buddy Palumbo
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    This is certainly exciting !! I can't wait to see her all shiny again.

    On a side note , knowing you and your mission has changed me. I stopped and helped a couple people this past summer , that I might not have a couple years ago. I know , you help more people before lunch each day , but I am certainly more rural out here ;) . Ya get the idea though ...
     
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    she's gonna be somewhat lighter when reborn -- gonna sort thru all the gear and "prioritize" some ;) thankee Claymart :)
     
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    Thankee Allen, I'm honored -- ya just never know ---- where yer kindness may go --
    GOOD ONya!
     
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  8. Outstanding! It looks like an established shop and Beulah is in good hands.

    Walking a little taller and smiling to yourself?
     
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    was havin lunch w my bro Wednesday - and a fella comes up to me to remember how often he'd seen me in the local mountains 30 - 40 years past -- pullin folks outta ditches, puttin on snowchains, and havin a great old time :)

    ah, the memories --
     
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    Great news about your car and what you are doing in southern Cali :),
    ..............but it still begs the question................:confused:
     
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  13. Thomas, it was great to hear you on the Mike Slater show. It does my heart good to know that Beulah is going to be put back on the road. You're a good man and I'm proud that San Diego can call you our own. Yours is a life well-lived, my friend. You and Sheila stay safe out there and may God bless you.
     
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    thankee kindly Saxman :)
     
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    July 2008 LA Times story

     
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    from AUSTRALIA.

    Have you considered putting disc brakes on the front?It's a great thing your doing,there should be more of it, Gaz!
     
  17. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    I'd LOVE to have disk brakes! *Wished* for em many a time! but, I'm VERY gratefull that she's bein brought back at all --

    thankee oldcarguygazok
     
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    Today I stayed home & did yard work - got a call from my longtime friend & barber Darel -- had some running issues w his 55 Merc - dropped by w it and I tinkered some -- left the ranch w a BIG smile on his face for how it was runnin after :) -- short time later, I got a call from him:eek: he'd run outta gas on the 2nd St onramp to I-8 WB -- NOT a good place to be:rolleyes: Soooo I hurriedly prepared to go GIT him outta harm's way -- encountered THREE less then avarage drivers AND a young girl-child who apparently has never been taught to LOOK before she crosses a street :oops: AIE CHIWAWA! :(




     
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  19. It's Amazing the amount of stuff you had in that car... but why the Pool table???

    Hahaha...

    glad to see it coming together!
     
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    Everyone needs a hobby , lol !
     
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    Bout all Beulah's gear -- GOT a garden tool shed -- full [ needs rearangin, sortin, clearin out some ;) ] and my barn's a leetil "lighter" now that a lot of the stored parts fer Beulah have been transported up to Vista -- but -- sortin thru all this gear, arrangin, discardin, & decidin what'll go back IN to Beulah [ when she comes home ] will haveta wait for a day I git a "wild hair" [ inclination ] to DO so :rolleyes:-- My "Git up and go" runs out a littl sooner now then it used ta :( & I liketa save it for goin out to "play" [ helpin folks ] :cool:
     
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    gonna BE a while ---
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    Excellent to see this follow up! You should add a link to the original post on here so folks know the whole story. This is a GOOD one!!!! Super excited to see all the pieces falling into place.
     
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    August 10 2011 2:00 pm in the afternoon transisitioning from the NB I-5 to the NB SR 163
    *this* happened --
    http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblo...an-diego-highwaymans-rig-totaled-in-accident/

    *IF* things go as planned and hoped for -- Beulah will once more be "On the Road agin"


    Doin these kinda things aGIN -- http://snowchains.tripod.com/sandiegohighwaymansweblogonlinediary/

    -- on or near the 4 year anniversery of her bein killed -- this August - September of 2015

    here's hopin Shela and I are still here theno_O
     
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    "Road Dogs" Shela and I -- TO this music score --https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2wctKsoNk8 imagine if you will, the shop door rising -- Beulah backin out into the street -- us headin out to "Play on the Freeway" -- comin upon folks stranded -- gittin em under way -- them drivin away wavin w smiles on their faces -- cruisin around searchin for more folks to help -- findin some -- helpin them -- finally, at the end of a beautifull day, headin home to the ranch, pullin into the shop, and the door closes behind us ---

    I LOVE the dogpark episode in this :) [ watch the background action ;) :) ]
    and -- near the beginnin of the video, we traverse the exact spot where Beulah was later "killed" in 2011 :(



    Beulah's "name" inspiriation http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19111/19111-h/19111-h.htm read this book in 1964 I did -- kinda amazin how much the I-5 I-805 merge area here in San Diego today *looks* like the highways depicted in this [ then SciFi ] book. ;)
     
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    only one assist today -- but a FUN one :)

    vids will be posted as they finish uploadin

    Eastbound and homeward bound from a uneventfull midday cruise -- I spotted a handicapped transport van sittin on the WB RS w a LR FT --

    Went around to go back and help --



    driver had the spare down BUT -- there was a padlock installed in one of the lug holes [ no key ] bolt cutters I carry made short work of that :)

    Gittin TO it -- lugs were HD and SUPER TIGHT -- my "persuader" tool made short work of loosinin them :) I let the young fella put *his* back into loosinin em as I switched the socket from lug to lug :)

    then my handy dandy SnapOn impact [ THANKEE Marc! ] ran them nuts off easily --

    had anuther of the fellas, who showed up to help, position the heavy spare for me -- [ [ gittin smarter in my old age ;) ] and I ran them nuts home :) spare was fine on air
    [ unusual ;) ]

    Sooooo aWAY we went -- w me LIT UP to cover their launch -- we [ Shela & I back to the ranch to cool off and rest -- it's HOT here :p feels like MID summer after the winter that never was and the spring that never happened :p

    NO shade, as my trees don't even have buds onem yet :( maybe *they* know sumthin I don't? ;) Would shure be NICE to *have* some "winter" HERE!

    All the ski areas, the townspeople who depend on em, and *I* are - am HURTING w no income -- :( Come ON MA! [ Mother Nature ] Let's HAVE some "weather" here PLEASE?
     
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    from a few years back ----



    an image from this video is an engraved glass littl sayin on Beulah's dash that was givin me by someone I'd helped once -- "If I cannot do great things, I'll do small things in a GREAT way!"

    That sayin is STILL on Beulah's dash as she is bein reincarnated for me up in Vista by a very kind and generous stranger -- updates'll be posted here as I gittum for anyone interested --
     
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