I have started typing to this post many, many times and find myself unable to finish. I want to say I could not be more proud to be associated with a bunch of hard core, over zealous, marshmallow fluff, extremist, self reliant, selfless (not to be confused with selfish), funny-------sad, men and woman of thoughtfulness, with or without god, outside the box, true Americans!
Short story, shortly after last years coal season and countless threads I decided I wanted a Vigilant 2310 II coal stove in my living room. I wanted a stove I could control, good looking, a certain btu rating, and viewing doors.
Freddy recommended the restaurant I worked in to his friend whom was traveling this way and after meeting John he by chance was selling a 2310 that previous heated Freddy and Marty's home.
Shortly after that I had the pleasure of meeting Freddy and Marty in the restaurant and can proudly say those two meals were my best...I give credit to a power greater than I because without the almighty putting Freddy in my life by chance over 3 yrs ago trying to keep my family warm I would not be what I am at this moment! You know the old saying...it take a village, well Freddy is a part of my village.
My then 5 yr old son adopted Marty and My big goofy dog Alfie stayed by Freddy's side when they came to visit. Marty, thank you for helping Freddy become the person he is, and the warm and loving person you are.
I am a damn good cribbage player so a seat near the center of the bus would be great so the pegs in the board have a chance, I know the roads SMITTY learned on, a good offense is the best defense! Hey SMITTY can you run triples on 495 at night?