For the last 7 months I have been fighting lung cancer. Today, September 22, 2008, My testing showed that the cncer is no longer present. I must check back in in about 3 months but, so far, I have won. I will still be around to check up on you people.
On another web site ( Coffin Corner ) there is a fund raising effort going on. To learn about the program go to "your living legacy.com". We have an opportunity to help the less fortunate families with "challenged children". It is not often that we can join in with other model car nuts and be part of a humanitarium effort to help others less fortunate than ourselves.
There are two ways thast we cn help:
#1 go to the buy/sell section of Coffin Corner and bid on what is being offered or :
#2 offer something for the auction.
Participating in this movement should cause no one any great problems and it gives us the chance to be "good guys". If any one has any question on this, shoot me a PM and I will fill you in on all of the details. This is a worthy cause, lets show the members of Coffin Corner our support.
Just a reminder to all the members here within "ear-shot" of Portland ,Oregon. Comeing up soon 0n April 19th Scale Auto Builders Association ( SABA ) will hold their 17th ( I think ) annual NNL. We are looking for about 250 models for the display, including best senior, best junior, peoples choice and SABA's choice. On the swap meet part of the NNL we have already sold 30 tables and there could be several more be for the show itself.
I am not the prolific poster here on MCM that some of you are, but, I still feel as though I am a member of the family. Probably due to smoking for over 50 years ( I quit 4 years ago ), I have been diagnosed with lung cancer. That is the BAD news. The GOOD news is that the cancer, according to all of the tests, has not spread even a llittle bit ( sorta like being almost pregnant ). The four mdical guys that are taking care of me say that I am a medical oddity. Lets emphazise the word "medical" and not the "oddity". I have known about this problem for about 4 months but wanted to wait until all of the info was available. The surgery will be performed in the morning of March 5 th. All the doctors feel that recovery is just a matter of time ( short, I hope ) so "history will just have to wait LOL.
There are two big contests coming to Portland Oregon in 2008 :
#1 On February 29th, March 1 & 2 , at the Portland Roadster Show, the 35th Annual Portland Classic Model Car contest will be held. Atleast 18 different judging classes will be awarded first, second and third place plaques ( nice looking ).
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The second contest is the NNL hosted by Scale Auto Builders Association ( SABA ). This will be their 15th annual meet. Along with an expected 250 models there will be a swap meet with about 30 tables full of "goodies ".