What's on your "bucket list"?

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This day just keeps getting better. At the request of my friend, one of our boys agreed to hand paint a Frankenstein on the tailgate, he showed up this afternoon and knocked it out in no time. Surpisingly, we agree it kinda' looks like Joel, the owner of the truck!::ke: WP_20190706_16_55_25_Pro.jpg
Our family artist, standing with his work...
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rayjay

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That reminded me of getting a car done at the shop and doing launches on the parking lot to sort out the accelerator pump and then onto the trailer and off to the track :)
 
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Forgive me if this is improper, but if you'd you think a nice display of flowers/greens from folks he never knew, but who got to know him, might be nice on the day he is interred, I'd like to be the first to send you some $$ to do something from his GON friends.

Just PM me your address and I'll send a little something along, if you'd think this proper.

Thanks.
You people are incredible!

My wife is crying again...(not me of course, it's most certainly allergies to the rich fuel fumes from the exhaust). :smash:

The original point of the post was to tell a story about a Veteran's bucket list and to remind us that relationships matter, and time is short. Well, it has become so much more than that.

The family has been absolutely overwhelmed with news that strangers seem so interested and even provided support to the project. I'm not one to solicit, but I will pass along the family's wishes:

Edit: updated link to organization (was npcf.us)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
In memory of: Joel Newsum
Be sure to notate Joel's sister, on the pancan page, if a gift is made in his memory:
Jennifer Bilby
305 Pineview Drive
Moore, SC 29369
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I am truly honored to be a part of this project/event. While I've always considered myself to be patriotic, I never thought it would so deeply impact me and connect me with so many others who are grateful to sleep under the blanket of freedom woven by our service members. :flag:

Update: 7/17/2019

-Due to Funeral Home/Police regulations, the gathering at our place has been cancelled.

A procession, including Joel's truck, taking him for his "final ride" will leave Henderson and Sons Funeral Home North Chapel, Armuchee GA Friday July 26, at 1:00 PM, led by police escort, all the way to the Veterans Cemetery in Canton, GA, with the service/internment at 3:00 at the cemetery. The family will invite attendees to join them at Williams Bros BBQ in Canton, following the service.

1 or 2 friends have mentioned joining with their antique trucks, hopefully I can connect with somebody with a military vehicle, or an Air Force vehicle to join us. Ought to be an awesome experience. We'll take US 27 South, then GA Loop 1 From Rome, to US411 to Cartersville, then GA20 to the Cemetery in Canton. (Thanks NE GA Pappy and 4Hand, for the encouragement/ideas on the truck transport, for in our case, cremated remains).

Service details here:
https://www.hendersonandsons.com/obituary/joel-newsum

Your job is to pray that old rust bucket makes the trip without incident, and that between now and then, I get everything "ship shape" mechanically speaking, oh and if you run out of something to do, come join us and celebrate a veteran! -yep I'm serious :fine:

David
 
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Cmp1

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I am truly honored to be a part of this project/event. While I've always considered myself to be patriotic, I never thought it would so deeply impact me and connect me with so many others who are grateful to sleep under the blanket of freedom woven by our service members. :flag:

Joel's family asked us to help them host a remembrance gathering at our house in Rome, GA from 12:30-1:30 PM Friday July 26. -57 Yale Road NE, Rome, GA 30161.

Finger foods, informal gathering. Btw, I discovered everyone is Joel's family has served in the military, even his sister is married to an Army Ranger.

A procession, including Joel's truck, taking him for his "final ride" will leave our place at 1:45, led by police escort, all the way to the Veterans Cemetery in Canton, GA, with the service/internment at 3:00 at the cemetery.

1 or 2 friends have mentioned joining with their antique trucks, hopefully I can connect with somebody with a military vehicle, or an Air Force vehicle to join us. Ought to be an awesome experience. We'll take GA Loop 1 From Rome, to US411 to Cartersville, then GA20 to the Cemetary in Canton. (Thanks NE GA Pappy and 4Hand, for the encouragement/ideas on the truck transport, in our case cremated remains).

Service details here:
https://www.hendersonandsons.com/obituary/joel-newsum

Your job is to pray that old rust bucket makes the trip without incident, and that between now and then, I get everything "ship shape" mechanically speaking, oh and if you run out of something to do, come join us and celebrate a veteran! -yep I'm serious :fine:

David
I truly wish I could be there,,,,
 
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Update: 7/17/2019

-Due to Funeral Home/Police regulations, the gathering at our place has been cancelled.

A procession, including Joel's truck, taking him for his "final ride" will leave Henderson and Sons Funeral Home North Chapel, Armuchee GA Friday July 26, at 1:00 PM, led by police escort, all the way to the Veterans Cemetery in Canton, GA, with the service/internment at 3:00 at the cemetery. The family will invite attendees to join them at Williams Bros BBQ in Canton, following the service.

1 or 2 friends have mentioned joining with their antique trucks, hopefully I can connect with somebody with a military vehicle, or an Air Force vehicle to join us. Ought to be an awesome experience. We'll take US 27 South, then GA Loop 1 From Rome, to US411 to Cartersville, then GA20 to the Cemetery in Canton. (Thanks NE GA Pappy and 4Hand, for the encouragement/ideas on the truck transport, for in our case, cremated remains).

Service details here:
https://www.hendersonandsons.com/obituary/joel-newsum

Your job is to pray that old rust bucket makes the trip without incident, and that between now and then, I get everything "ship shape" mechanically speaking, oh and if you run out of something to do, come join us and celebrate a veteran! -yep I'm serious :fine:

David
Post updated to new procession plans.
 
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