2018 New Year’s Eve Party

For a change, the Concho Valley and Big Country Clubs chose to change their annual Christmas party to a New Year’s Eve party.  James and Barbara Perry offered to host the meeting at their home in Lubbock. It was a central location for Abilene, San Angelo, and Amarillo. Our Central Texas areas were represented also.


James and Jane Press, Don and Judy Henry, Bill and Belinda Beck, John and Gloria Henslee, Martin and Jane Stafford, Sharon Henderson, James and Barbara Perry, Gene and Ginny Perry, Larry and Karen Rose, Joe and Joyce Faltinek, Ben and Gene Sargent, Berry and Myrna Loy Smith, Pete Henderson, Larry and Ginger Freeze, (center chairs) Raymond and Chrysti Love. Photo taken by Amy Faltinek.


Barbara and James Perry

31 people enjoyed bar-b-que brisket, potato salad, beans, and all the trimmings. James had the help of his brother Gene and his wife Ginny plus in-laws, Tom and Shirley.

The following are snapshots of the dinner in progress.


Our Chinese Christmas brought out some interesting gifts and laughs. There is always fun with this group.

Don Henry recapped 2019 events. PLEASE make your reservations ASAP for the Big Bend ride in April. See the Calendar of Events page for phone numbers and all the dates for next year’s event.

Don Henry suggested we might play games and enjoy celebrating the New Year’s beginning. Some just hoped to stay awake until 9:00. No games but there were so many friends to visit and catch up with that we stayed until 10:00. It was decided it was 12:00 midnight somewhere. So with “Happy New Year” wishes, we departed for the night.

A BIG thank you to James and Barbara Perry. It was a wonderful party. Our hotel, La Quinta Lubbock North was both convenient and and newly renovated.

Randolph Garner

From Jill Wadlow:
Randolph Garner has had a Heart attack and a Stroke and is now in a Rehab place. He is here in Burleson at the:
Huguley Rehab, 301 Huguley Blvd, Burleson, Tx. 76028.  His room is 205B.
Randolph was a founding member of the Texas Cushman Club.
Member #1.
1st president.
A main reason we all enjoy our hobby of scooters.
In 2014, President Ben Sargent presented the Founder’s Award to Randolph.
This is the front plate from a published collection of the newsletters from the first 8 years of our club.

November 2018 Aransas Pass


With promising weather and seafood in the forecast, we had 37 people in Aransas Pass this last weekend. Don Henry and Homer Schelling planned 3 days of rides and meals.

On Thursday 16 scooters left the Micro Tel hotel for Goose Island.


Don Henry and Homer Schelling


Lunch was a stop at Charlotte Plummer’s resturant in Rockport.

Then THE NECESSARY Ice Cream stop in Fulton, Tx.


Thursday night John and Barbara Allbright served a meal in their home in Aransas Pass. 29 people enjoyed gumbo, beans, rice and all the desserts you could hold! Margaret Hoese and Howaida Vasquez also joined the group.


Friday morning, 18 scooters were in line for the ride to Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. Lunch was Doc’s or Snoopy’s.


Dinner was at Fisherman’s Daughter.  The food was again great and the dessert was white chocolate bread pudding. (And, yes, Don did share!)


Saturday’s ride was a lot of miles. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge was the destination of 12 scooters.


These are special people who were there from Devine, Tx. TCC #25, Hazel and William Davis. Our club was begun because the first 30 members had a dream of preserving Cushman Scooters. William rode his scooter on Thursday and Friday. He and Hazel drove chase vehicle on Saturday. The “Caution: Cushman Scooters” is on the back of his trailer.


Thanks to Debi Goode, Richard Kesselus, and Chrysti Love for the photos.


You are invited to a Cushman Christmas

December 31th – January 1, 2019 – Concho Valley/West Texas Area Christmas Party – Everyone is invited to join us for a combination Christmas/New Year’s party in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Book your room now for this special event. The group rate will end  on NOVEMBER 30.  The group is James Perry – Cushman Club when you call the La Quinta in Lubbock. (details below)
      After you make your reservations, call James Perry to have him put your name on his list. James and Barbara are providing smoked brisket, beans, and homemade potatoe salad. He requests  relish plates , desserts, or anything to make the table complete. Paper goods have been requested also.
  • Please RSVP to James Perry 806-799-8202 so we have a proper head count. ADDRESS FOR PARTY: 5116 2 nd St., Lubbock, TX 79416
  • With this being on Monday and Tuesday you might consider a long weekend to check out the area and museums around Lubbock.
Room Info:
The Rate for the rooms would be as follow:
DD (double standard) $75 plus Tax and or KP ( King Deluxe) $75 plus tax. James Perry made the block for 15 rooms mixed. The deadline for making the reservations will be a month prior to arrival, on 11/30. If we book 10 or more, 1 room can be compt. This is only if the required rooms get booked. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email Maria Gonzales at the La Quinta 5006 Auburn, 806-749-1600.
  • Bring a gift for the annual gift exchange. Bring a wrapped gift, worth $10-$15 dollars if you want to participate.
New Year’s Party 2017 in San Angelo, TX
We look forward to seeing you in Lubbock.
Chrysti Love (806) 548-1823 if you need further information.

Aransas Pass November 15-17, 2018

We will start our rides from the Micro-tel Motel around 9:30 AM on Thursday and go from there.

Last time in Aransas Pass, October 2016:



This year you are invited to come for a relaxed ride. this means eating, visiting, and riding when someone offers to lead the group. You will need to make reservations since this is “Snow bird” season on the coast. Plan to go and have a great time.

Coordinator: Don Henry (325) 692-3749

Aransas Pass Motels & Camp Grounds: Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndom
355 E. Goodnight Ave
Aransas Pass, Tx. 78336

Super 8
500 E Goodnight Ave
Aransas Pass, Tx. 78336

America’s Best Value
410 E. Goodnight Ave
Aransas Pass, Tx. 78336

427 E. Ransom Rd
Aransas Pass, T. 78336

Ransom Road RV Park
240 Ransom Road
Aransas Pass, Tx 78336

RESTAURANTS:        Snoopy’s Pier                                      Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill
13313 S Padre Island Drive                        165 Cove Harbor N.
Corpus Christi, Tx. 78418                          Rockport, Tx. 78382
361-949-8815                                      361-729-6000

Water Street Oyster Bar                            Charlotte Plummers
309 Water Street                                  202 N. Fulton Beach Road
Corpus Christi, Tx. 78401                          Rockport, Tx. 78382
361-881-9448                                      361-729-1185

420 W. Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, Tx. 78373

Redfish Willie’s
322 Huff Street
Port Aransas, Tx. 78336

West Texas Area Fall Meet, Sept. 2018

The weather forecast showed “Rain” and it was right! But it didn’t stop Ben and Gene Sargent, Pete and Sharon Henderson, and James and Jane Press from pulling into the Expo Center, Abilene campground.

Don Paige reports:

“We did two “radar ” rides:”

Direction and distance determined by weather radar.  Thursday am we rode to Hawley and spent time at Don Henry’s shop viewing his many projects.

Got caught in rain on the way home and was soaked!

Friday we rode out in the country  about 50 miles.

Weather was good. Went to Rositas for lunch and canceled afternoon ride because of weather.

We were joined Friday by Berry and Myrna Loy Smith and Gary Mathies.”

On Saturday, Ben and Gene, Bill and Mary Tate, Jack Hadlock and Don Paige all attended the funeral of Jerry Johnson.

Don and Judy Henry represented the club by riding in the West Texas Fair Parade. They are real troopers.

Another “remember Abilene WHEN it rained” Cushman friend’s story to share.

Jerry Johnson, TCC #61

Jerry Johnson of Abilene passed away on August 18, 2018. Funeral service will be Saturday the 8th at First Central Presbyterian
Church in Abilene. (Don Paige sent this update.)

Jerry and Ann joined the club in 1984 and took part in many activities. The “Hardly Dangerous” group were some of the many friends Raymond and I meet through this wonderful club.

Our condolences to the family.