Food, Friends, and Fun!
What a turn-out for the annual
club convoy/social! About 7:30am, Danny pulled out his M151A2/M416
combo and parked it out front as a marker for all to see where "Kaiserville"
was. Scott arrived driving his M38A1 and was shortly followed by
John SS and his M35A2 and Rory with his new 'pickup' as he called it - a
FIVE ton M813A1 dropside. Also riding with Rory was Jeff L.
Madison H rolled in next with his M37.
Non-driving members began to
arrive to enjoy the coffee and donuts provided. They included Herb
in his new Ford F250, Tim W and his father-in-law Ray, Fred H, Rick H and
his wife Nancy, Jeff McD, and Glen V. Danny's wife Gail was also
milling around assisting with the set-up.
Right off the bat, the first
thing everyone had to see was the damage done to the mailbox by the
"Postman" aka: Rory. Turns out his new pickup as he calls
it (M813A1) is just a bit bigger than anticipated and he tagged the
mailbox out front. Rushing out to snap the picture before the 'fix',
Rory had a good laugh at what happened. As it turns out, there was
no damage but Rory did straighten the mailbox to better then new
The coffee was on and the donuts were going fast as members
continued to arrive. Everyone milled around and chatted, looked at
the vehicles, took pictures and generally kicked back under the big pecan
trees. Cold beverages were plentiful and flowing as well. A
swap table was setup and a few members took advantage of the opportunity
to sell/purchase some items. Herb was busy installing a radio tower
in his new truck.
About 11am, Danny fired up his grill and began the
prep for the blackberry/pineapple cobbler and the cherry/pineapple
cobblers for desert. Scott also started the big trailer pit
(provided by Fleet Maintenance of Texas) for lunch. Claude showed up
along with Clint DeB and his son Colton, and about noon, the group feasted
on raspberry chipotle bacon cheeseburgers cooked by honorary mess sergeant
Scott. Desert was a fantastic Dutch oven version of the cobblers
cooked by Danny. A great assortment of cookies was also provided.
1pm, the club got down to business. By now, everyone's belly was
full and the meeting went quickly. Glen showed up and Scott tossed
on a few more burgers. After the meeting, several members departed,
yet many stayed to enjoy the Saturday afternoon under the big trees
conversing with fellow members and having a good time.
About 3:30 or so,
most had departed. Overall, another great annual social event!
Make plans to attend next year - you won't be disappointed!