As the new Editor, I have been excited for the magazine to be printed. I have not done it all by myself like previous editors. Gene Perry taught, helped, and created about half of this magazine. I have been blessed by his help and we had the draft to the publisher on November 8. Gene wanted me to “ be successful “. The box of printed magazines was received by Gene yesterday and they were in the mail by 4:45.
On Monday, December 20, 2021 Kenneth James Rawlings passed away. He was 79 years old.
I have not found an obituary but have received word there will be no service.
Ken served as on the Board of Directors 2015-16. In several of the magazines it was reported that he served as Wagon Master at the state meets. These last years he would drive the chase vehicle and enjoy the rides through the windshield.
Our condolences to Gina and his family. He was a true friend and will be missed.
On December 11, 2021, Saturday2:00-5:00, the Concho Cushman Club had their Christmas party at Ben and Gene Sargent’s home in Carlsbad, Tx.
After a time of sharing snacks and finger foods with lots of visiting, the 13 people gathered in the living room to have a Chinese gift exchange of Christmas ornaments. Martin Stafford’s horseshoe decorations, Raymond Love’s Cushman Eagle ornaments, and Joellen Stanley’s hand painted ornament were all traded the maximum of 3 times. No one was disappointed since all the ornaments were all top notch.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!!!! From the Concho Valley club.
For Sale: Selling Les Turner’s 1976 Cushman Mailster for Carolyn, TCC # 246. Has 23 hp Briggs Vanguard with 3 speed transmission. Has electric fuel pump and good tires. Texas title. $3,500 Don Henry (325)665-5716
The website is being updated as I have time. Raymond will have his knee replacement on Wednesday, Nov. 10. You can go see the new Calendar of Events and the new tabs for the 2022 and 2023 state meets. The location and dates are posted there and informations will be added as it develops. The officers lists and photos are on the Officer’s tab. Updated Classified Ads, Founder Award winners for this meet, and the state meet photos and information will be expanded. All the info will be in the 2021 State Meet magazine that current members will receive ASAP. If you have paid your dues, you will receive the benefits.
As the new editor, I have learned so much. First, Gene Perry did a great job and then he has devoted so much time to helping get this year’s magazine ready to print. He taught, proofed, and reworked each page with me. The files are in possession of the printer. And he’s not done yet! The newsletter will be the next project.
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Brett Lindsey joined the TCC in 2002. He will be missed by his friends in the Central Texas Club. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Brett Stuart Lindsey
June 11, 1971 – October 11, 2021
18,385 days. That’s how long Brett had on this Earth. That’s not the way one typically looks at life spans, but Brett was not a typical person. He’s someone who’d probably get a kick out of calculating his life in days, or even hours (441,240), or even minutes (26,474,440), or even seconds (1,588,464,400).
Life did not deal Brett the easiest of hands. He battled several surgeries from grade school through high school that took a toll on his health. But he always faced hurdles head on. He marched to the beat of his own drum, and didn’t feel any particular need to fit in with a crowd or follow the well worn path. But he did follow his heart, finding happiness in so many things big and small. His belief in God and his desire for Heaven never waivered. He was a kind and gentle son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend.
A focused soul: He patiently tinkered with motors, meticulously fixed leaky faucets, and painstakingly kept at a task until it met his exacting standards. He would even tear the whole item apart just to start over again due to one slight imperfection. Not only was he mechanically inclined, but he also had the knack as a kid of always being the first to find an Easter egg in the annual hunt at Nana and Jack’s (his Grandparents in Hallettsville)! As an adult, this joy was replayed by hiding the eggs for his niece and nephews in some of the most creative places.
A kind soul: He loved animals and friends dearly—never hunting or playing sports himself, but listening endlessly about stories of each. Never holding a grudge, he was loyal, open hearted, and kind to a fault.
A reminiscent soul: His mind held details like no other. And he held particularly tight to memories, easily remembering a funny story from 30 years ago, yet not bothering to retain what happened just yesterday.
A discerning soul: He loved an occasion to dine on cuisines of culture: Indian, Tai, Japanese…. were some of his favorites, never wanting the same thing twice nor tolerating a horrid leftover. And don’t dare ruin any food with the foul onion. For Brett, nothing could ruin a meal faster than the faint smell or taste of an onion. Sauerkraut, kolaches, and many other Central Texas staples were cherished and had a lifetime of celebrations that went with those foods.
A local soul: Brett loved Bastrop. He kept tabs on all things Bastrop County—from the latest round of gossip, to little-known trivia and lore, to the foundational histories of the county’s people and its buildings. He judged car shows with the fairest and most objective perspective on the panel. He enjoyed the yearly Homecoming and Christmas parade, often riding his 1958 Cushman Scooter with the Scooter club and friends. He valued only the best music (rest assured nothing from the modern era made his playlist).
An old soul: A deep thinker; a soft speaker. Brett found comfort in a family game of Yahtzee or the Lindsey’s favorite card game—Hell ! He loved a good old-fashioned television show, especially one where families stuck together and worked problems out. Happy Endings were a theme for Brett’s TV Guide: The Waltons never disappointed.
Until we meet again.
Brett is survived by his parents Ronald L. Lindsey and Catherine Lindsey of Bastrop; his sister Carmen Lindsey Klaerner; his brother-in-law Bryan Klaerner; his brother Eric Lindsey; his sister-in-law Tanya Lindsey; Nephews Carson Klaerner, Mason Lindsey, and his only niece, Karlie Grace Klaerner.
A visitation will be held at Providence Funeral Home, 2079 Hwy 71 in Bastrop, TX.
November 13, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
A reception will follow at the home of Eric Lindsey.
Please join us in celebrating the life of Brett Lindsey.
Here is the information about the camping at the Expo Center. We will enter at GATE 5 off the southbound access road to Loop 322. RV parking is to the left. Trailer parking will be to the right. Free for trailers as long as they are NOT plugged in. Trailer parking sites 401-413 and 442-455.
The cost for RV sites is $25.00 and they are water, electric, and sewer. Use this special price and enjoy because without sewer is $25.00
The Expo Center will block all rv sites that aren’t full hookups. RV spots 464-468 and 501-508 are 50 amp fulls, 509-553 are 30 amp full. You can park and pay when you arrive if you don’t want to reserve a place.To reserve and pay on-line:When you click on the link, you will open the Select Event page. The 2021 Texas Cushman RV Hookup is your line. Go to “PURCHASE” and you see the map. Our building is “Capital Farm Display Building” and it is not on this map. It is located between the “Guitar Arena” and sites 225-217.TOUCH the area where you want to stay and the “Seating Chart legend” will allow you to select your camping site and lead you to the credit card page. ( I think Raymond had to set up a Log in Account). $25 per night, but the Expo Center has set up the prices as follows:
Gene Perry organized another great “riding, eating, and visiting” trip. The complete write up will be in the State magazine. This is a teaser from Chrysti Love. With pictures from Mary Kruska.( thanks, Mary!)
Thursday was the day of arrival. By afternoon we took off with 12 scooters riding “ The Baby Sister 1” ride into Utopia where we had dinner at the Lost Maple Cafe.
Friday 12 scooters rode the 3 Twisted Sisters for a total of 91 miles.
So you will understand the names of the rides:
Dinner that night was at Mill Creek Cafe in Leaky.
Saturday morning, several additional riders came to enjoy the morning. 16 scooters drove 91 miles doing the Twisted Sisters clockwise. The on- coming traffic was busy but the group had a great, clear road.
Saturday’s dinner was at Mama Choles in Leaky.
Every meal was great food and service.
Here’s all the people who were there: John and Barbara Allbright, Twig and Zoe Branch, Forrest Blaylock, Joe and Joyce Faltinek, Larry and Ginger Freeze, Ted Grisham, Don Henry, Richard and Betty Kesselus, Paul and Mary Kruska, Raymond and Chrysti Love, Jack Miller,Don Paige, Gene Perry (organizer), James Perry, David and Karen Pickett, Ray Powers, James and Jane Press, and Don and Ann Reed.
On Sunday morning as Raymond and I were leaving Leaky, we meet 5 scooters coming into Leaky. I think it was Gene Perry, Forrest Blaylock, Don Reed, David Pickett, and Paul Kruska.
What a great trip! Thanks to Gene and James Perry who with their sons visited and made the plans.
Hello Everyone! These are the Trophies that will be available to win at this years State meet in Abilene. Bring your bikes out to enter. The meet starts on Oct. 11 thru Oct. 16. We’ll see you in Abilene.
See the registration sheet for entering early or sign up at the registration desk when you arrive at the meet.