2018 holiday gift exchange. Last call.
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Addicted
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:55 am quote
My Vespa Club of America new member packet...

I got my new Torc Leather gloves for riding in winter.
Got my Rain Chaps
Gotta get my registration fixed. Depending on my budget left over I'm hoping to get a Full Face Helmet and or a mesh/Summer Jacket.
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:05 pm quote
Finally posting.

So...sorry for the delay (in sending and receiving). In the last two weeks of the year, my brother-in-law entered hospice. I was helping my 82 year old mother-in-law with all the mess associated with moving a 57 year old man who had started to lose his mind into the hospital. He passed on 1/3.

I took on this role because my wife needed me to act in her behest. My brother-in-law was a pretty awful person and understandably, would not be involved with him any capacity. As most family situations dictate, there was a lot of frustration and anger over how he's behaved and I was the lone uninvolved pragmatist.

Even in passing, his awful behavior carried forward. One week after his death and a couple of days after we found a home for his Rottweiler, my mother-in-law was robbed. His poor choices (friends, enemies, addiction, etc.) in life continue to persist beyond the grave.

So...a joy among all the horribleness was the great gift I got from Wmak! Not only did I get a great shirt, fun holiday bag, and a Blu-Ray for the Cannonball, I also got a selection of some nice whiskey and bourbon from the region which was promptly used (hence not in the photo).

Thanks! I appreciate the gifts and thanks to Matt for arranging this annual event. It's always fun to exchange gifts and share the spirit of the season.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:27 am quote
Paddlenround wrote:
Finally posting.

So...sorry for the delay (in sending and receiving).
What a rough go. Sorry again for the bad holidays.... hopefully 2019 is a whole lot better.

Be careful of that video if there's young ones around. They'll be swearing like sailors by the end. You may too.

Shared this before, but as my mother is what I call my chief scooter-enabler, thought she might want a look at the movie. She started on it and took a break or two. At one point I enquired as to her progress on it, and she replied, "How long does this f-ing thing last??" Let's just say she's not normally inclined to that choice of adjectives.
Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red
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Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:30 pm quote
Hope you enjoy the movie, Fledermaus is a strict critic, lol. Sorry for all of your tribulations, good on you for stepping it up in a difficult situation, hope 2019 treats you more kindly.

Warren
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:19 pm quote
Finally!
NZ Post finally delivered my gift from SoCalGuy last Friday while I was away scootering around the East Cape of NZ.
Great to come home to this little haul, no excuse for any of the scoots to be other than pristine now.
Thanks so much SoCalGuy.

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Freshly opened parcel from the States. Awesome gift thanks.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:07 pm quote
Re: Finally!
pigletpilot wrote:
NZ Post finally delivered my gift from SoCalGuy last Friday while I was away scootering around the East Cape of NZ.
Great to come home to this little haul, no excuse for any of the scoots to be other than pristine now.
Thanks so much SoCalGuy.
What a sweet card/
Molto Verboso
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:41 pm quote
Re: Finally!
Max6200 wrote:
pigletpilot wrote:
NZ Post finally delivered my gift from SoCalGuy last Friday while I was away scootering around the East Cape of NZ.
Great to come home to this little haul, no excuse for any of the scoots to be other than pristine now.
Thanks so much SoCalGuy.
What a sweet card/
Certainly brightened my day.
Ossessionato
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:18 am quote
Very welcome Mr. P. Looking forward to an update on your SS project.
Ossessionato
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:39 pm quote
Well my Christmas gift arrived today from my Not So Modern friend Die_Vespa_Kind in Utah. Check it out ... a spark plug caddy, w/ two fresh plugs, a new kickstart rubber for my Super, and ... a Green Thumb Kit! (haha, little inside joke). Awesome!

Thanks very much Zachary! Hope you have a great 2019!

And thanks again Matthew for organizing a successful gift exchange!

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MV Santa
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Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:59 pm quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Well my Christmas gift arrived today from my Not So Modern friend Die_Vespa_Kind in Utah. Check it out ... a spark plug caddy, w/ two fresh plugs, a new kickstart rubber for my Super, and ... a Green Thumb Kit! (haha, little inside joke). Awesome!

Thanks very much Zachary! Hope you have a great 2019!

And thanks again Matthew for organizing a successful gift exchange!
That's great to see. As far as I can tell there is only one package still in the mail.
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:19 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
That's great to see. As far as I can tell there is only one package still in the mail.
Yep I havenít seen the package 📦 thatís is for me yet.
Ossessionato
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:38 pm quote
wmak wrote:
Hope you enjoy the movie, Fledermaus is a strict critic, lol. Sorry for all of your tribulations, good on you for stepping it up in a difficult situation, hope 2019 treats you more kindly.

Warren
Thanks 2019 has already started better. I look forward to sitting down with a few scooter buddies to watch it!
Molto Verboso
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:25 am quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Very welcome Mr. P. Looking forward to an update on your SS project.
Sheís still with the painter currently. Expect an update on Friday from him.
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:10 pm quote
Thanks for the book.




~Megan~
Sent from my iPhone



Molto Verboso
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:37 pm quote
and I finally sent mine; for a second time, yesterday. Should be there soon.
Addicted
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:07 am quote
FINALLY got my VCOA membership packet yesterday!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:16 am quote
Maybe we should start the 2019 gift exchange now to ensure everything arrives on time?
MV Santa
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:48 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Maybe we should start the 2019 gift exchange now to ensure everything arrives on time?
Happens every time.

One year the last gift didn't arrive until June.

Everything is going as I anticipated.

Carry on.
Ossessionato
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:24 pm quote
Is that it, VRM? Thank you once again for keeping this all in order. Can't wait till next year!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:00 pm quote
Yes, thank you VERY MUCH Matthew for going above and beyond to manage all this mess and I look forward to next year as well.

Judy would be proud!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:15 pm quote
It's not over until I've eaten the last of Treps chocolates and made a few batches of date scones.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:16 pm quote
And I don't even know how to make scones.
MV Santa
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:22 am quote
Nutmeg finally got hers from Scotland. pigletpilot's resent his gift two days ago so it is still in the mail.

Anybody else?
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