Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gary France's 13,800 mile Tour of the USA



Pretty neat when you hear someone is going to make a 13,800 mile tour of the United States on a motorcycle.

Even neater when it is a Harley-Davidson.

Even neater that it is a Road King.

Even neater yet when he is from outside London (and yes, I noted the irony he that his last name is France), and he is shipping the bike over for the ride. Gary plans to kick it off June 2010.


Gary has started a blog to chronicle the preparation and the ride itself. Check in on him at: http://garysusatour.blogspot.com

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Life is Good

A little 10-year-old girl was walking home, alone, from school one day, when a big man on a black motorcycle pulls up beside her.

After following along for a while, he turns to her and asks,

"Hey there, little girl, do you want to go for a ride?"

"NO!" says the little girl as she keeps on walking.

The motorcyclist again pulls up beside her and asks, "Hey, little girl, I will give you $10 if you hop on the back."

"NO!" says the little girl as she hurries down the street.

The motorcyclist pulls up beside the little girl again and says, "Okay kid, my last offer!

I'll give you 20 bucks "and" a big bag of candy if you will just hop on the back of my bike and we will go for a ride."

Finally, the little girl stops and turns toward him and screams out....

"Look Dad" "You're the one who bought the BMW instead of the Harley! YOU RIDE IT!!!"

Sunday, January 03, 2010

A New Year - A Good Time to Support a Worthy Cause


According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), at least 3,000 women in Dawson and Forsyth counties are struggling with addiction; about 50,000 in Metro Atlanta. Exactly one residential facility exists in Dawson and Forsyth counties to provide help and healing for these women. That facility is Abba House. There are 25 beds at Abba House and the ministry is the only facility in the northern 23 counties of Georgia that allows a woman to bring her children with her while she receives help.

Thanks to a three-year effort by the Sharps and others, the Rural Development Department of the USDA has approved a $1.55 million-dollar loan to expand Abba House with a 22,000 sq. ft. building that will enable the ministry to triple its current capacity.

In order to receive these funds released Abba House has to raise matching funds in monetary, labor and building supply donations. If you or anyone you know can help, please contact Abba House today and help make this center a reality.

For More info (building plans, etc) or to make an online contribution: http://abbahouse.com/data.php?pageid=160

Contact info: http://abbahouse.com/datafull.php?pageid=800

If you have a blog or website, repost this to help with the fundraising effort.