What a Bronco football game last Sunday, we won with the two-point conversion and then we lost on a 53 last second field goal by Chicago. I guess that proves for both teams, NEVER GIVE UP!
Enjoyed another car show Saturday at Landmark Lincoln/Mercury on Broadway. Have been at the car show at Heritage Eagle Bend, Cherry Hills Village and the daddy of them all was over 200 vintage cars at the Landmark dealership.
Wow, what a show of beautiful oldies and some of the classic Lincoln Continentals with the Continental kit on the trunk. This show raised money for St. Jude kids and the three prize winners all put money back in the donation bucket.
Hat’s off to the dealership! They did not display the new Lincolns cut had some vintage cars on the showroom floor, a class act by management.
Enjoyed seeing a 30-year friend, Louis Yacovetta called “Lincoln Lou,” who’s made the Lincoln Hall of Fame in car sales at Landmark.
Some of the classic cars are featured in this week’s Villager.
Thursday evening attended a welcome party at Cherry Hills Country Club for new CSU President Dr. Joyce McConnell. She is the first women in history to become the president of a land grant university, first established by President Abraham Lincoln. She hails from Virginia and visited with area CSU alumni at the reception.
Speaking briefly, she said that she moves quickly and expects results in her administration. She was impressive in her down-to- earth style and friendly manner. The cowboys and cowgirls at CSU have a new wrangler that will add some academia to the institution.
At the reception I met Susie Law, who with her CSU husband have a winery on Peachy Canon Rd. in Paso Robles, CA. I’m going to try a bottle of their wine under the trade name of Law Estate Wines.
I needed some car repairs recently and had Carter Automotive recommended to me located at 7079 Jordan Rd. Sure enough the owner Carter Bisson lived up to his good reputation and quickly fixed the automotive challenge. In need of a good mechanic who gets things done quickly, give him a call at 303-400-8941.
After the Landmark car show Gerri and I spent the afternoon cruising around the Park Meadows Mall. What an amazing institution that restores my faith in retail sales. There was a large number of Sat. shoppers, including attorney John Head, long time friend. We visited the UNTUCKit shirt store that we see advertising on television with shirts that go untucked.
We purchased a white shirt with blue cuffs for a family birthday member but passed on the many plaid patterns. I like the concept, but they could use a better fabric designer.
We went upstairs in the mall to my favorite Tommy Bahama store where they did have several shirts that were to my liking and they don’t have to be tucked inside trousers.
The Apple store was packed with the introduction of new model Apple phones with a deluxe model with night vision, wide angle and telephoto lenses.
We then met some long-time friends from Craig Ron and Jeannie Higgins, who won third place with their 1903 Olvera vintage car at the Landmark auto show. They donated all of their prize money to the St. Jude benefit bucket. We had an evening dinner at the Longhorn Steak House directly across the street from Park Meadows and it was excellent. Jeannie was our first reporter at the Craig newspaper that we operated in my hometown for 19 years.
She ended up purchasing the town’s leading ladies dress shop and her husband Ron ended as a partner in the local car dealership. They were both young and willing to take a risk and worked day and night.
They are both now retired but take their antique car to various auto shows the around country. This award-winning horseless carriage “Ollie” is almost one of a kind that wins many car show awards. (See the photo elsewhere.) Ollie birth place was in Cases Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. It is told that Mormons who had migrated there from the United. States built Ollie. He was restored in 2000 with one cylinder with a one-gallon gas tank and can travel at speeds of 18 to 20 miles per hour.
I watched the Democrat debate Thursday night and didn’t see a clear winner. Vice-President Biden appears to be holding his lead over the field. So far it is hard to tell who the final candidate will be at this point in time.
John Bolton got the Trump axe this past week. While I like Bolton, President Trump is attempting to scale down the conflicts and bring our troops home. Bolton is a hawk and after 18 years it is time to end these wars. That may not be possible with drones destroying Saudi oil refineries pointing to Iranian assistance in the attacks. We’re very close to more conflict with Iran.
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