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ok, Oh Righteous East Siders, let me put it to you this way.
Suppose you had a terminal illness, told nobody but your best bud, always hung out with a bunck of 'cool dudes' that you called your friends, walked the walk and stood tall. Then,,,,,,,, you crapped out.
So...........all your "buds" have a get together, call your mom, tell her what a bitching dude you were, admired your fortitude for living the life rightiously and, when all were contacted for two months, put up a ceremony and showed her what you thought of you and presented her with a big ol whoppin check for $300 bucks.
Wow, tits man! Is that what your mom would be thinking your life was worth to your 'friends'?
Look, I never even met the guy, not even sure if I ever saw him, but........ the story moved me. Then I read all the comments on this forum about how the man stood tall. I don't get it. Keith, thank you man for being the go to guy in this case.
I guess I could go on and on, this is just stuck in my gut and it bugs the chit out of me.
I don't even know what to say anymore other than I am just so disappointed in what I am seeing.
I sure hope my family sees better when I am gone.
Just saying!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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ok, Oh Righteous East Siders, let me put it to you this way.
Suppose you had a terminal illness, told nobody but your best bud, always hung out with a bunck of 'cool dudes' that you called your friends, walked the walk and stood tall. Then,,,,,,,, you crapped out.
So...........all your "buds" have a get together, call your mom, tell her what a bitching dude you were, admired your fortitude for living the life rightiously and, when all were contacted for two months, put up a ceremony and showed her what you thought of you and presented her with a big ol whoppin check for $300 bucks.
Wow, tits man! Is that what your mom would be thinking your life was worth to your 'friends'?
Look, I never even met the guy, not even sure if I ever saw him, but........ the story moved me. Then I read all the comments on this forum about how the man stood tall. I don't get it. Keith, thank you man for being the go to guy in this case.
I guess I could go on and on, this is just stuck in my gut and it bugs the chit out of me.
I don't even know what to say anymore other than I am just so disappointed in what I am seeing.
I sure hope my family sees better when I am gone.
Just saying!!!!!!!!!!!

Terry,

I appreaciate the support and will be putting some extra money in myself on Sat. I have to admit, I thought that all the ballers on the open forum would at least jump in for $5-10 each and with all the members PB has, I thought $1k would be no problem. I know in the past I have given to people I didn't even know nor I were they part of the boating world. Crazy to think that we have people on these forums that own $50k plus boats and can't throw down a little coin.

I really appreciate all you have done and I hope to report a better number to you on Sat.


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ok, Oh Righteous East Siders, let me put it to you this way.
Suppose you had a terminal illness, told nobody but your best bud, always hung out with a bunck of 'cool dudes' that you called your friends, walked the walk and stood tall. Then,,,,,,,, you crapped out.
So...........all your "buds" have a get together, call your mom, tell her what a bitching dude you were, admired your fortitude for living the life rightiously and, when all were contacted for two months, put up a ceremony and showed her what you thought of you and presented her with a big ol whoppin check for $300 bucks.
Wow, tits man! Is that what your mom would be thinking your life was worth to your 'friends'?
Look, I never even met the guy, not even sure if I ever saw him, but........ the story moved me. Then I read all the comments on this forum about how the man stood tall. I don't get it. Keith, thank you man for being the go to guy in this case.
I guess I could go on and on, this is just stuck in my gut and it bugs the chit out of me.
I don't even know what to say anymore other than I am just so disappointed in what I am seeing.
I sure hope my family sees better when I am gone.
Just saying!!!!!!!!!!!


No shit, 300 big ones.

10 years ago my brother had to have both of his leggs cut off. Do you want to know what his fiends did, well I'll tell ya. They went out and bought him a new snow mobile, one that would be better for him to ride on when they went out together. No not just some lame 300 cc put put. They spent close to 8k, on a brand new Polaris 900. An F1 or something like that I forget, but it was beautiful, white and made for racing.

Hell he's still alive and semi kicking, no leggs.

We also have 17 acres down the road from the house, they built him a hunting camp with a wheel chair ramp and he also has a tree stand, yea a focking tree stand for a guy with no legs. I asked my Mother " how the hell does he climb that freaking ladder", where there's a will there's a way.



300 big ones, WOW. FYI, I wouldn't do that again, it's and insult. east siders
 

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wow. that's about all I can type. from a few that are really hurting. AND THEY STILL GAVE.. Its really tough out there. Thank you to those who have givin.
 

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That is a shame, but not unexpected.

I only met Troy a week or so before he passed and am deeply moved by how much you guys all care! He was a great guy, and I treasure the short amount of time I spent with him, mostly one on one and by accident.

I cannot attend, but plan to hit the dock with a check. Let me explain why and how this will work.

I went through a similar thing Troy's Mom is probably going through right now, almost exactly a year ago, when my wife passed from an undiagnosed heart condition. She wanted to get into boating, and that is what I have done with a sizeable portion of insurance, back pay, etc., monies due to her. My company does a matching thing when coworkers donate, they match it. Got a whopping $248 (I work for Home Depot, a 9 billion a year corporation). Donations from the teacher crew she worked with, and the school district, et al, over $2000. (That really helped then, when the funeral alone cost over $17k).

So here's my proposition. I will match whatever you guys can collect at this event. I am not one of those with a $50k boat, (maybe close to that in several, though, lol), but I think Cindy would have wanted it this way. Thus I will spend some of the money from the trust fund her life insurance set up for me and my family this way. It's not a lot, but I will commit to that now that my accounts are straightened out (don't get me started on that).

Jimmy, PM me your cell and I'll call you when I'm at or near the lake Saturday. I have to work, so no boat in tow. Get a good count on the dollars and I'll write you a check to Troy's mom in that amount. If it's a thousand bucks, no problem. Over that, well, gonna be tight, but I'm not going to put a limit on this just yet. I'm very comfortable in the $500-$1000 range, and may stretch that a bit if necessary (I Know the financial burdens of this first hand).

Sound fair??

Ray

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God Bless you Ray. I haven't met you yet either but am looking forward to it.
I know several of us have or are going through some tough times, BUT, I don't see why folks, especially the chatty one, can't pony up say, at least what they would put in the gas tank the last time they went to the lake, or what they would drop at the bar if they were to sit down with Troy for a few drinks knowing it would be the last time they would be seeing him.
I am impressed with your offer. What a great example to set.
I noticed there were 130 plus views on this thread and 3 responses. WOW!
I am not trying to put anyone on the spot about this, I am just amazed that the response is so minimal when the jaws are yapping otherwise.
I was going to make the same offer but thought others should get the opportunity to share in the condolences.
So, here's what I propose, If you are going to match whatever is donated, I will do the same. Dollar for dollar. Call it my Christmas gift to My Mom that I lost on Jan. 6.
I even thought maybe Keith should post the names and the amount of who donates to the cause. A little too embarrassing for some???: Maybe so, and this is not what this is all about.
My hat is off to you my friend and I look forward to meeting up with you soon.
I actually have a very busy schedule for Saturday and, even with nine boats, (I know, I know), I don't have one that would be quick and easy to launch and leave. (Unless I get a quick ride with someone.) But I would like to come out and at least make a visit.
C'mon Eastsiders, DO YOURSELF PROUD. Dig just a little, won't even remember it next week. Cripes sake!
 

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Perhaps not enough....

Tyro and I will be bringing cash Saturday and it will be what we can afford to give. We are not blessed in the pocket book like alot of you but I can guarantee you what we give will be done silent and from the heart! R.I.P Troy.
 

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Dam Ray that's awesome.
Pleas don't miss read my comment typed above. I know most of us are doing what we can. My wow comment was just on the fact that people did give.

Lucky I know your heart isin the right place.

Ray pm sent.

I hope to see you all out there. With or without a donation. From talking to Troy the last few times, he would be happy to be remembered in this small way at the place he enjoyed as much as we do.

If you can donate, Anything small or large would help Troys mom out.

Ray, I got to say man. Your one hell of a guy.

One thingI know is everytime I needed help everyone of the EastSiders offered up a hand. From all the guys who haved towed my broken down ass back to the docks to the peolple who offered up a drink or food. This group has always done right by me. Take it easy on the "Your cheap crap". No one knows if others are giving in person. I myself planned on the card deal.

Many thanks to Keith for setting up the paypal deal. Your awesome man. SEE YOU ALL SATURDAY.

Is there a contingent plan if it rains???

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right now it looks like it is not supposed to rain, however I will post up tomorrow night with any changes. thanks and hope to see you all out there.
 

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That is a shame, but not unexpected.

I only met Troy a week or so before he passed and am deeply moved by how much you guys all care! He was a great guy, and I treasure the short amount of time I spent with him, mostly one on one and by accident.

I cannot attend, but plan to hit the dock with a check. Let me explain why and how this will work.

I went through a similar thing Troy's Mom is probably going through right now, almost exactly a year ago, when my wife passed from an undiagnosed heart condition. She wanted to get into boating, and that is what I have done with a sizeable portion of insurance, back pay, etc., monies due to her. My company does a matching thing when coworkers donate, they match it. Got a whopping $248 (I work for Home Depot, a 9 billion a year corporation). Donations from the teacher crew she worked with, and the school district, et al, over $2000. (That really helped then, when the funeral alone cost over $17k).

So here's my proposition. I will match whatever you guys can collect at this event. I am not one of those with a $50k boat, (maybe close to that in several, though, lol), but I think Cindy would have wanted it this way. Thus I will spend some of the money from the trust fund her life insurance set up for me and my family this way. It's not a lot, but I will commit to that now that my accounts are straightened out (don't get me started on that).

Jimmy, PM me your cell and I'll call you when I'm at or near the lake Saturday. I have to work, so no boat in tow. Get a good count on the dollars and I'll write you a check to Troy's mom in that amount. If it's a thousand bucks, no problem. Over that, well, gonna be tight, but I'm not going to put a limit on this just yet. I'm very comfortable in the $500-$1000 range, and may stretch that a bit if necessary (I Know the financial burdens of this first hand).

Sound fair??

Ray

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Ray I just got off the phone with Troy's best friend Tom. He just wants to tell you that he thinks it is a wonderful thing that you are doing and can't thank you enough. You don't realize what this will mean to Troy's mom. He also wants to thank anyone and everyone who can donate, whether it is $5.00 or $100.00. At this point every little bit will help. God bless everyone of you. I also want to thank you for your point of view on this. I hope to see you out at the lake.

Todd
 

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God Bless you Ray. I haven't met you yet either but am looking forward to it.
I know several of us have or are going through some tough times, BUT, I don't see why folks, especially the chatty one, can't pony up say, at least what they would put in the gas tank the last time they went to the lake, or what they would drop at the bar if they were to sit down with Troy for a few drinks knowing it would be the last time they would be seeing him.
I am impressed with your offer. What a great example to set.
I noticed there were 130 plus views on this thread and 3 responses. WOW!
I am not trying to put anyone on the spot about this, I am just amazed that the response is so minimal when the jaws are yapping otherwise.
I was going to make the same offer but thought others should get the opportunity to share in the condolences.
So, here's what I propose, If you are going to match whatever is donated, I will do the same. Dollar for dollar. Call it my Christmas gift to My Mom that I lost on Jan. 6.
I even thought maybe Keith should post the names and the amount of who donates to the cause. A little too embarrassing for some???: Maybe so, and this is not what this is all about.
My hat is off to you my friend and I look forward to meeting up with you soon.
I actually have a very busy schedule for Saturday and, even with nine boats, (I know, I know), I don't have one that would be quick and easy to launch and leave. (Unless I get a quick ride with someone.) But I would like to come out and at least make a visit.
C'mon Eastsiders, DO YOURSELF PROUD. Dig just a little, won't even remember it next week. Cripes sake!
Hey Lucky, the same thing I said to IRRebel goes for you. You guys are awesome. I hope I get to meet you at the lake on Saturday as well. I know times are tough right now, I just appreciate all the support you guys are all giving for this cause.

Todd
 

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Tyro and I will be bringing cash Saturday and it will be what we can afford to give. We are not blessed in the pocket book like alot of you but I can guarantee you what we give will be done silent and from the heart! R.I.P Troy.
Shannon...It's not about the size of donation babe. We can't give as much as I would like this year as well. Let's get what we can, present Troys mom, and have a great day remembering a great guy.

Thank you to all those that gave no matter how much...I look forward to seeing you all on Sat.
 

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my donation will be at the lake also just let me know who to give it to you want cash or a check just let me know i will do the best i can.
 

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my donation will be at the lake also just let me know who to give it to you want cash or a check just let me know i will do the best i can.
Jake, Cash is cool! We appreciate all the support and look forward to seeing you guys this weekend.
 

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Dam Ray that's awesome.
Pleas don't miss read my comment typed above. I know most of us are doing what we can. My wow comment was just on the fact that people did give.

Lucky I know your heart isin the right place.

Ray pm sent.

I hope to see you all out there. With or without a donation. From talking to Troy the last few times, he would be happy to be remembered in this small way at the place he enjoyed as much as we do.

If you can donate, Anything small or large would help Troys mom out.

Ray, I got to say man. Your one hell of a guy.

One thingI know is everytime I needed help everyone of the EastSiders offered up a hand. From all the guys who haved towed my broken down ass back to the docks to the peolple who offered up a drink or food. This group has always done right by me. Take it easy on the "Your cheap crap". No one knows if others are giving in person. I myself planned on the card deal.

Many thanks to Keith for setting up the paypal deal. Your awesome man. SEE YOU ALL SATURDAY.

Is there a contingent plan if it rains???

cave aka jimmy

Cave, I intended no direct slam at "cheap crap" but was just amazed that with so many on the boards that there was only $100 bucks raised (before an anonymous donor pitched in $200), yeah, $100 bucks. I really was amazed. I guess the holidays are just extra tough for me being single AND losing my mom. When I hear about someone losing a loved one, it just opens a fairly new wound for me. I know, sappy, but real, just the same.
So, I stirred the pot a little. Everyone knows I'm not too bashful. But I hope that all those that give/gave have a warm spot in their heart about it.
I know I kinda went on and on with the post, but the truth is, I was writing through the tears when I did it, so, if those that know me would cut me a little slack, I'd appreciate it.
I love you guys and have also enjoyed the get togethers, (and have also had my share of tow ins gratis of the crew.)
Merry Christmas to all of you and will see you on the dock on Saturday.

Does someone have a time that we could all meet????
 

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Cave, I intended no direct slam at "cheap crap" but was just amazed that with so many on the boards that there was only $100 bucks raised (before an anonymous donor pitched in $200), yeah, $100 bucks. I really was amazed. I guess the holidays are just extra tough for me being single AND losing my mom. When I hear about someone losing a loved one, it just opens a fairly new wound for me. I know, sappy, but real, just the same.
So, I stirred the pot a little. Everyone knows I'm not too bashful. But I hope that all those that give/gave have a warm spot in their heart about it.
I know I kinda went on and on with the post, but the truth is, I was writing through the tears when I did it, so, if those that know me would cut me a little slack, I'd appreciate it.
I love you guys and have also enjoyed the get togethers, (and have also had my share of tow ins gratis of the crew.)
Merry Christmas to all of you and will see you on the dock on Saturday.

Does someone have a time that we could all meet????

All good Terry. We kinda talked about this at Bartlett. 11 is when Todd said they are all gunna be there.

I know that the group we hang with will do what they can. But just because they didnt go the paypal rout isn't saying much. Most I've conversed with said that its rough right now but would give something. In a card or just give to Keith at the docs. I hate PAypal for handling this kind of money. I'm not sure if they take a cut in this type of transaction.

Bringing the Airplane?:D
 
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