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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kripfink, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Kripfink
    Member Emeritus

    Hey folks, my first post on here for a very long time for no other reason than up until now I've had nothing worth posting. But now I have something that might be of interest some of you.Sometimes people can really surprised you! Back in early December of last year I won an early 60s Von Dutch flying eyeball keychain from a guy on eBay, who claimed to have links with the whole hotrod and custom fraternity back in the day. I... was a bit sceptical but wanted the item for my leather jacket zipper anyway. Long story short, when it hadn't arrived before Christmas I thought I had been had and chalked it up to experience. In the mail this morning was an envelope smothered in rat Fink and other monsters style stickers. When I opened it up it was full of goodies, including keychain which look very much like the real deal to me. But what really blew me away was a brief note thanking me for my purchase and stating that he had included his own personal service program from Ed 'Big Daddy'Roths funeral service! Not only that, but the guy that he got my key chain from (Bert Grimm, who also knew Kenneth Howard) was a speaker at the service. That certainly adds some authenticity to his claims in my book. How cool! Written on the PayPal invoice is;
    "enjoy and my heartfelt thanks, proud to say I always "give" to real finksters. Cheers all my best to you and yours, respectfully
    Jack Liston
    a nativeborn Van Nuys/SFV/LA/SoCal finkster & Roth art lover, still finkin' since 1957
    MA-ZOOM-MA!
    I don't know if Jack is on here, or if anyone here knows him, but I would like to return my thanks.
    Paul
     

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  2. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
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    Murphy32
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    from Minnesota

    Very cool...I've bought old original "Big Daddy" waterslide decals from Bert Grimm, found him to be a very righteous individual. Congrats on your score!!
     
  3. cheesegrater
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 114

    cheesegrater
    Member
    from california

    What branch & dates did Big Daddy Serve??????????
     
  4. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Kripfink
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    Don't have a clue.Why?
     

  5. L. Eckart
    Joined: Jul 8, 2005
    Posts: 423

    L. Eckart
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    I think Cheesegrater is asking because the program said he was buried with Military Honors.
     
  6. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Kripfink
    Member Emeritus

    Okay.Sorry I can't help with that one.Not an expert.
    Paul
     
  7. Paul,I wondered what you have been up to because you have been MIA for a while,,glad to have you back.

    BTW,Ed was in the Air Force.HRP
     
  8. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,842

    Frankie47
    Member
    from omaha ne.

    51-55 Air Force
     
  9. Glad to see something good happen to a nice guy!
     
  10. Bert as I recall was "Bert The Shirt" who printed all of Roths T shirts... I met him at a fink get together in Wendover... A super nice guy.
     
  11. Toymont
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,375

    Toymont
    Member
    from Montana

    IF I remember right we spent quite a long time hanging out with Bert. Nice guy.

     
  12. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,193

    okiedokie
    Member
    from Ok

    Good to see your post Paul. Glad it turned out to be better than you expected. How are those Pinto hinges holding up? Joe
     
  13. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,635

    belair
    Member

    Glad to see you back, fink.
     
  14. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Kripfink
    Member Emeritus

    Joe,hinges still stong as an ox.Thanks for the kind words everyone.I'll try not to be such a stranger.
    Paul
     
  15. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,098

    chevy57dude
    Member

    Very cool, glad it worked out! The bonus stuff made it worth the wait!
     
  16. Paul, its always great to hear from you, beginning to think you may have moved on from the HAMB!:eek:

    Maz is one of the straightest shooters on here and just a good guy! Its hard to imagine you not being looked after.

    Don't be a stranger mate!

    Doc.
     
  17. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Kripfink
    Member Emeritus

    Nah mate,I linger like a bad smell!
    Paul
     
  18. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094

    autobilly
    Member

    Hey Paul, the Hippie types call that Karma. Congrats, it couldn't have gone to a more generous and deserving guy!
     

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