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By now, everyone should know that we have a very sophisticated delivery system for this magazine. Ok, stop laughing.
And one of the major contributions to our success come from good people like Amazon, seen here on his steel gray Dyna
with the Boz, who always has a smile and a handshake for us. Boz can be seen more often than ever at southern Stuart‟s
now famous biker bar, Hog Wild, and while we‟re not sure what he really does there, its always a pleasure to see him.
Amazon, on the other hand, is a vital volunteer to our organization and can be held accountable for many distribution
places along the northern corridor.
Amazon‟s larger than life stature and good humor makes him one of the finest party animals around. Living in Ft. Pierce,
Amazon takes pride in his delivery duties and we couldn‟t do it without him. So buy him a beer, damn it, and find out
how you can get delivery of this rag. Just remember to send him back to us when you are through with him. We need him
more than he needs us.
Amazon, thanks for all you do!


Rain
As I write this, the heavens have once again opened up, washing the highways clean of oil, paint and sand. This is just
what my gardens needed. Living in South Florida this time of year, the weather can change in the time it takes to twist a
throttle. I always have a bandana around my neck, and since I am crazy enough to ride through thunderstorms that a
battleship wouldn‟t, that should tell you that I‟m either determined or just plain stupid. This year I keep telling my riding
partners that I will pull over and wait it out. Yeah, right.
         The days are now longer, the roasting is now and summer in the south surrounds us with unrelenting dangers that
only we know how to handle. Heat stroke is the biggie. Wear white, drink lots of water, I said water, and you can always
tell who the natives are by looking in the shade. We are shadow seekers and it doesn‟t take a scientist to figure that one
out. Something I heard lately made sense too. When parking your bike, give yourself and the other guy (or gal) some
extra room to move around. This will let whatever sea-breeze that might be around to circulate your motor and cool it
down some. If you have a SoFla summertime riding tip for us, send it in and we‟ll put together a list for everyone to
use. Call me Heloise for the day, making the biker lifestyle better and brighter, one tip at a time.
         We always look forward to your contributions and there‟s a full outline available in these pages for you to follow
in order to submit your photos and writings. We are in the computer age so if you are still using Word Perfect, sorry, no
can use. We enjoy getting people in print, on television and our Website is growing leaps and bounds.
We have the third annual SOUTHERN BIKE NIGHT 6 COUNTY POKER RUN and BIKE SHOW coming up in
September. Details of where are still in the works but we know you need to save the date for September 27, 2009. We
will be doing the same great biker lifestyle fun and games well into the sizzling, and hopefully dry evening. We have
Tattoo Willie and Roadside Marty lined up the judge the bike show so you know it‟s going to bring out the freaks and
fanatics.
         We are holding on around here with the magazine, website and the TV show continues to steam ahead, gaining
popularity and a fan base throughout the hoods. We were voted the favorite biker magazine in South Florida by CBS
Radio and we even got the Janitor out of town to Leesburg and the inaugural New Orleans Bike Week. You all will have
to look for those editorial features in the next issue, since this one filled up much too fast to make room for these “out of
the six counties” events. July is the SPECIAL EDITION for SBN. Last year we did a combination July/August Tattoo
issue, which was intended to be a guide to all the various ink masters in the area. Maybe we‟ll do it again someday, but
we don‟t want all the confusion with our advertisers and readers due to a month miscue on the cover. One other thing
missing from next month‟s special edition will be me. I have to get out of town for a few weeks myself, save my sanity
and have left the wheel in the capable hands of my fellow journalists in the main office. No fear. They have me chained
to the door for the rest of the year and as we all know, coming home from a trip is always better than the trip itself.
Even though I know better, I‟ll be the one out playing in the rain. “Rain, I don‟t mind, shine, the weather‟s fine. Can you
hear me that when it rains and shines, it‟s just a state of mind…”


Grandma
At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, „Do you understand
what cooperation is? What a team is?‟
The little boy nodded in the affirmative.
„Do you understand that what matters is whether we win or lose together as a team?‟
The little boy nodded yes.
„So,‟ the coach continued, „I‟m sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn‟t argue, curse, attack the umpire, or
call him a pecker-head. Do you understand all that?‟
The little boy nodded again.
He continued, „And when I take you out of the game so another boy gets a chance to play, it‟s not good sportsmanship to
call your coach „a dumb ass‟ is it?‟
Again, the little boy nodded.
„Good,‟ said the coach. „Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother.


22nd Annual Safe Harbor Celebrity Dog Wash
         With all our anticipation and motivation, the day finally arrived. The 22nd Annual Celebrity Dog Wash Festival
to benefit Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary & Hospital was held on May 16, 2009. The weather at our house was bright,
blue skies and leaving the house at 9 am without the Black Pearl was, well, a little sad, but we needed to bring the cage to
make room for a dog, a BIG dog. Then we made it into Jupiter only to find out our canine friend wasn‟t allowed to come
out and play. So we picked up some lunch and drinks and made our way to Carlin Park for the event where Sue Jackson
Ross was more than welcoming and invited us in. Thank you Sue for all your help through the day finding out who was
where and when, you rock!!
         We had adopted a dog from Safe Harbor‟s Executive Director Kay-Lynette Roca about 15 years ago and brought
our old girl to every dog wash until a few years ago. This time however was a little different. This time we had a mission.
We enjoy seeing all the dogs in the costume contest, hear all the bands which included Big Vince and the Phat Cats,
Acoustic Remedy, Shareholders, Tom Can‟t Stop, and War, you heard it right, freakin War...in Jupiter...How cool is
that??, and see a lot of our friends and their doggies, and the vendors that were selling everything from pet toys to
cowboy hats. However, this time we were going to be more of participant in the event by supporting to our very own T.V
celebrity dog washers, Jim and Dene. They did us proud and washed about 20 dogs or so, so kudos to them.
Hopefully you saw the footage on their T.V. show by the time this will go to print. During the day we also made sure to
get pictures of a favorite news weatherman and home town hero Steve Weagle. That guy was so cool. He was more than
gracious enough to pause for a picture and a few kind words. A real stand up guy, Thanks Steve, you rock, too! After all
the funnel cakes were eaten, and the bounce houses were worn out, after all the doggies were washed and the kids tired
out, it was time for the main musical event. The band, War, with their founding member Lonnie Jordan at the helm,
delivered an outstanding performance of such memorable songs as Spill the Wine, Out of sight- which had a ton of
cowbells which I love. During their jam of Slippin’ in to Darkness, they actually drove away a passing rain shower.Then
they rocked the big guns like Why can’t we be Friends and Low Rider with a introduction of the band Santana style that
lasted fifteen minutes easily, so cool. Please sign us up for next year, cause we can‟t to see what Kay-Lynette and the
Safe Harbor family has in store for us at their 23rd Annual. Any of you are thinking about getting a puppy dog or kitty cat
please stop by their No-Kill facility first at 185 E. Indiantown Road # 211 Jupiter, FL 33477 and check out what they
have, you‟ll be glad you did as we were 15 years ago.
Till next time, Berad and T.




U.S. MILIATRY VETS MOTORCYCLE CLUB
PALM BEACH CHAPTER
We got to celebrated Armed Forces day with a stand up event at Island Jacks. Hundreds of veterans and supporters came
out to listen music under semi-grey clouds and pockets of cool West Palm Beach atmosphere. La Jenn and I were greeted
by Sparrow, who was taking money and doing the tickets. They all said I should speak with Uncle Dave. So I did. Uncle
Dave informed us that this was the tenth year in a row for the USMV MC “Big 3” chapter to raise funds for the VA
Hospital and other important veterans‟ organizations. They are especially proud of the funds raise to assist the blind.
We were curious to know why such an event was held the same day as RnR Sunday being held just around the corner in
West Palm. Uncle Dave informed us that they are usually ahead of that event, but this year the date change was a conflict
that could not be avoided. He expressed his and the chapter‟s thanks to all who came out and participated. They raised
“not enough funds” this year but always optimistic, looks forward to next year. Live Entertainment was courtesy of the
band “FULL CIRCLE”
Called “The Big 3” chapter because they were the third chapter of USMV MC in the state of Florida and we all need to
remember that Freedom isn‟t free. Support your local vets and if you want to know more about them, check out their
business card in this issue. America‟s finest!
Katmandu


SADDLETIME MIKE
MEMORIAL POKER RUN
Family and friendship is what the Fifth Annual Saddletime Mike Memorial Poker Run was all about. No matter where I
looked there were folks laughing, talking, and dancing and having a good time. I personally didn‟t know Saddletime
Mike, but if this many people get together and have a good time in his honor, he had to be one heck of guy.
Held at Palm Beach Harley, when I first walked onto the scene, people lined up to turn in their poker hands. It sounded as
if they were all winners. Standing in line, I could see a drill team of riders steering their bikes though the side by side,
figure eight, and crossover riding skills. The choreography of this ride brought out just what you can make a bike do
exactly what you want it to do when you want to do it.
        Then the shoe shine event. Bill, Sports, and Charlie were evenly lined up do a precision shine of their own.
Moose was seated for a shine and he was wearing brand new boots. Then, on down the line, Big Jeff and Geno were there
to represent the American Legion Riders of Riviera #269.
This day was also the 18th Annual Palm Beach Hog Chili Cook Off. Tasters lined up to vote on which chili lit up their
taste buds the best. Both the judge‟s and the people‟s choice awards went to Jamin Chili. The big alligator grill was kept
smokin‟ by Mark Bohne and Jack Frost. And yes, that is his real name.
It looked like all the vendors were doing a bang up job. Genuine Indian Jewelry Art By Judy Toot, and Tahiti Joe‟s Hot
Sauce just to name a couple. The Thursday Night‟s Ritual Band played the music that had some people swaying and
humming in time to their tunes. Members of the Latin American Motorcycle Association seemed much too comfortable
lounging beneath one of the few trees, coincidently right next to the band. Elder Renee Pinder held the blessing of the
bikes which we can all appreciate as riding in plain sight, and still we can‟t be seen, is the unfortunate norm for
motorcycle riders. I have to mention a certain person of interest, Raymond Miller, who wore a catchy ball cap that stated;
“He hates cat, but loves something else!”
All of the proceeds from this event were donated to Hospice of Palm Beach County in honor of Saddletime Mike. Thanks
to everyone who made this such a happening event. I missed talking to Kristin “Mrs. Saddletime” twice, but I did get to
talk to Dana, the Road Princess, who had worked with Mike on his magazine, Saddletime. There was so much to be said
about Mike, but Dana kept referring me back to the Saddletime web sight. And there it says what Mike came to represent
in these parts, “Happiness, Sadness, and the Ride... It‟s all apart of our life on the Wheel!
Thanks for the memories.
Georgia “Sunshine” Schroeder




Rough Rider’s
11th Annual Anniversary Party
This club event was held on a day when Mother Nature couldn‟t make up her mind. The clubhouse for the Port St Lucie
chapter of the Rough Riders MC is located off Village Green Drive on Niemeyer Circle. After attending a biker chapel of
choice, many area club members and independents came out to support the Rough Riders.
And it was a great showing for the new clubhouse, which is nicely situatited in a commercial area, where
someone mentioned that the other business’ were open on Sunday, which makes for very easy parking. I was
impressed as I always am at the attendance of the States MC and the hardcore bunch that rode up in wishy-
washy weather to attend. States MC is next on my list to visit. It was good to see them here.
Once everyone got parked, the big breezeway of a bar and pool table called for everyone to enjoy the libation
and brotherhood. It was nice to see the clubs support these guys who have been in the area now for quite a
while and always support other clubs themselves. The beans were hot and on the table when I arrived and I
notices other delicacies of the munchies form being brought out at all times. I wasn’t able to stay long but I
believe these pictures will share with you the essence of the Rough Riders, a group of hardworkers, who
believe in country and community.
The food, music and mayhem was free this day, but they have lots of Open Houses throughout the seasons and everyone
is welcome to attend. Call Needles at 772-359-3543 if you‟d like to know more about the club and the party nights and
future events ahead. Remember, that little stretch on Walton Road is 30 MPH, until you reach the Savannahs. But if you
reach the Savannahs, you‟ve gone too far. Turn around and go back to Village Green Drive, head north, less than a
quarter mile and look for Niemeyer Circle. Now where are my gloves and glasses, there‟s daylight awastin‟.


WEDDING TEST
I was a very happy man. My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married.
There was only one little thing bothering me...It was her beautiful younger sister.
My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight miniskirts, and generally was bra-less. She would regularly
bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view. It had to be deliberate, because she never did
it when she was near anyone else.
One day her „little‟ sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I
arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn‟t overcome. She told me that
she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister.
Well, I was in total shock, and couldn‟t say a word.
She said, „I‟m going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.‟ I was stunned
and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight
to the front door. I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car. Lo and behold, my entire future family was
standing outside, all clapping!
With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me and said, „We are very happy that you have passed our little test. We
couldn‟t ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family.‟
And the moral of this story is: Always keep your condoms in your car.


Sonny,
the King of Hearts Crusade
         The Crusade‟s roots started to take form when Sonny, my beloved Rottie, was first diagnosed with cystinuria.
Cystinuria is a genetic defect in which the kidney is not able to process a basic amino acid, cystine, correctly. Affected
dogs are born with this condition but in most cases it takes many years before things get bad enough that we notice it.
Over time, the unprocessed cystine in the urine clumps together to form kidney stones. These stones can block the urinary
tract. This is a life-threatening condition and requires surgery.
The journey that we were about to embark proved to be the most emotionally exhausting, financially draining and
utterly frustrating experience in my life. But I cannot rest until I tell the entire story and hopeful spare others the
frustration and pain. I first held Sonny when he was three weeks old, just a baby. As he nestled in my hands and fell
asleep, I had the strongest feeling that he would need something more. I never imagined the need would be expressed in
the form of a genetic disease.
         The nightmare began the morning of July 17th, 2007. On our morning walk Sonny was having a difficult time
voiding and he was becoming more and more distressed. I‟ll never forget the fear in his beautiful eyes. We rushed to the
vet, where poor quality films were taken that showed some shadows which indicated stones. The tech missed seeing
cystine in the urine. And, even though his bladder was full, the vet opted not to run a catheter. The vet advice was to feed
a Rx diet. My bill was over $400.
         My heart told me something else was going on and that I had better get Sonny to another vet. So I raced down 1-
95 to Hollywood Animal Hospital and another set of high quality films were taken. This set showed stones - not shadows.
A catheter was run and the lab tech came back with the news that cystine was present in the urine. It was decided to try
and break the stones up medically with potassium citrate. That didn‟t work and he was obstructed again a few days later
which resulted in an early morning emergency room visit to run a catheter. That same morning he obstructed again and he
was rushed into surgery in the knick of time because his bladder had burst, his urethra was torn and 70 stones were
removed. He survived.
The stones were sent to University of Minnesota and it was confirmed they were 100% cystine. I also submitted samples
to University of Pa. to help in their ongoing cystinuria research and it was confirmed that Sonny was very ill. I contacted
the breeder and was met with resistance. The sire‟s breeder told me that she “never heard of this disease so it must not
exist.” The breeder shoved this under the rug and hoped that I‟d go away.
But Cystinuria is a recurring genetic disease that will not go away. When Sonny blocked up again 4 months later,
requiring a second surgical episode this time removing over 150 stones I contacted the breeder again. She still maintained
her original position and that she‟s not obligated to me or my dog in any fashion but she did offer me a replacement dog
which I declined for obvious reasons.
During all of this, I researched and studied cystinuria exhaustively. And I learned Rottweilers are on the breed list for
this genetic defect. I also learned that pups can be tested for this genetic metabolic disorder as young as two days old via
a urine sample sent to University of Penn. The other things I learned were that there is no cure, it can not be controlled by
diet and there are only two ways to manage this disease.
After several more epsisodes, my choices were to put him down or the reconstructive surgery which I swore I‟d never do.
But Dr. Thomas Sessa, of Hollywood Animal earned my trust and faith so I agreed to the procedure. Sonny was home
within 23 hours and his recovery has been truly remarkable.
After giving some consideration to my breeder‟s position, I filed a complaint with the AKC. I received a beautiful form
letter thanking me for writing about my concerns however, I should seek legal counsel. It appears that the AKC is just a
registry and doesn‟t hold breeders to any standards whatsoever. I also filed a complaint with the agriculture and consumer
services but was told the best they could do was mediate. And once again, the breeder held fast to her position but says
she acted and reacted in goodwill by offering me a pup which was a calculated gesture she knew I‟d never accept.
         I have spoken with several lawyers and they all felt it would cost a ton of money just to prove a point. One of the
lawyers suggested I investigate Florida‟s Pet Lemon Law (HB444) to see if I could get a remedy. Well, the law is
designed to cover the first year of a puppy/kitten life and since Sonny was diagnosed well past that time the law offered
me nothing. However, the Senator that is responsible for the bill was interested in Sonny‟s story and my thoughts on why
the bill needs to be expanded. I worded a buyer beware disclaimer as an amendment to the bill and it passed the
committee last month! Part of the Crusade‟s mission is to get mandated cystinuria testing before placing a pup with a
family. So far the medical expenses that I‟ve incurred are close $8000. Cystinuria and the treatment/management of this
awful disease is very costly as well.
         As I have shared with you, no one holds breeders to any standards. All I wanted was a refund of the purchase
price ($1500) plus the cost of the first surgery because that‟s when he was diagnosed. After that, it was my decision to
continue to battle the genetic disease. After much thought, I came to the conclusion in order for me and my family to heal
from this ordeal; I had to become proactive and try to prevent another family and another dog from having to suffer on so
many different levels.
         That‟s what Sonny‟s Crusade is all about - education, awareness, continuing breeder education, breeder
accountability and mandated cystinuria testing. We have to speak and protect our canine companions. No dog wants to be
born with a painful genetic disease. No person wants to unknowingly purchase a genetically defective dog. We are an
approved non-profit in Florida and I will be applying for federal status in the fall.
         If you wish to help our mission you can email us at sonnyscrusade@bellsouth.net or visit us at
http://sonnyscrusade.synthasite.com Your dog may very well be on that list.
For your pet‟s sake, let us know you care, too.
Anne Wood
President


FOC
         FOC is antonym for Florida Obsession Cycles. As any one of us knows, motorcycles are obsessive, making us do
crazy things for love. Sean Alder, originally from Frederick, Maryland, bought the shop we knew as Skinny‟s from Mark
and Sarah, who moved away. Sean came to Florida in the 90‟s, as a carpenter during the clean up of Hurricane Andrew.
He has a bachelor‟s in Commerical Art from and attended Antonelli Art Institute in Cinncy. He remembers fondly the
first time an old timer took him under his wing and showed him how to air brush, then wrench, then appreciate biker
women.
         Two weeks prior to Sean opening the doors on FOC, he was sideblinded by an stupid driver of a car and it took
over a year to recoup. Since then, he‟s hired some mechanics, one local, one not, to help keep up with the service
demands. Jamie came from Capital HD near Tallahassee, and George Vawlak is the local metric man who‟s lived in Ft.
Pierce since 1988. George owned the Grumpy Pollok shop for awhile.
This day of crawling around brought out loyal customer Ponch to show off his paint job, another rendition of the pin up,
Vargas girls that Sean loves to paint. Only missing from my mission was Chester, the shop dog, a pit mastiff mix who is
loved by all. Sean and George are married with grown kids. Jamie has a dazzling smile and says there just might be a
special lady in his life soon. Check out the guys hard at work and tell them, when you go to see the shop, you read about
it here first.
Katmandu
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11 Annual Nam Knights Rock & Roll Sunday
         It was a beautiful mixed weather day for the Nam Knights to celebrate their 11th
Annual Rock and Roll Sunday. Not as flaming hot as last year, hundreds of bikers and
supporters gathered at Greenacres Community Park for this great cause. Vetsville Cease Fire
House. Vetsville is a non-profit charity that is dedicated to provided food, shelter and care to
aid our nation‟s indigent military veterans back into society.
Of course, there were vendors and information booths to check out, burgers and dogs, and
excellent pulled pork were being cooked up, and music was being kicked out by West Palm
Beach‟s best. One of the more interesting exhibits is the restored Huey helicopter, guns and
all. The car show had a whole lot of vehicles The entries in the bike show ranged from classic
to clean with our Katmandu getting the cover shot this month of Brittany on the Best of Show
bike.
Interesting note for those of you who weren‟t paying attention to the man in the gauzy artsy
shirt was Ben Vereen. He is an acclaimed actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in
numerous Broadway theatre shows. Vereen actively lectures on black history and
inspirational topics and is probably best known for his role as “Chicken” George Moore in
Roots. Ben Vereen is the proud godfather of R&B superstar Usher. When asked why here for
this, he smiled and said “ I live in West Palm.”
The Texas Hold‟em Poker Run hit the road with the stops including; Treasure Coast Harley
Davidson, Judy‟s Highway Café, Horsefeathers, JJ Muggs, Iron Eagle Motorcycle, American
Legion 368, and Papa Bear‟s Den. There were tons of stops along the way and a whole bunch
of participants. As always, our salutes go out to ALL our veterans. This is a great event. So
get your summer skin on as Rock & Roll Sunday definitely got our motors running.
To find out more about Vetsville, visit their website at www.vetsville.org.
Katmandu


Boycott PRC Product
June 4 to July 4
Consider this when BUYING FOOD at the MARKET. On the label many products say from
China or “PRC” which stands for People‟s Republic of China. Now for example, THE “OUR
FAMILY” BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN
FROM CHINA. FOR A FEW CENTS MORE YOU CAN BUY THE LIBERTY GOLD
BRAND OR THE DOLE BRAND IS FROM CALIFORNIA.
It doesn‟t take long to read a label. Are we Americans as dumb as we appear, or is it that we
just do not think? While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even
toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets and yet 70% of
Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Well, duh. Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? SIMPLY DO IT
YOURSELF AMERICA!! Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it
says “Made in China” or “PRC” (and now that includes Hong Kong) simply CHOOSE
another product or none at all. You will be amazed at what you can do without. Who needs
plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some
American farmer. Easter is just and example. The point is, do not wait for the government to
act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.
Now THINK ABOUT THIS! If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of
Chinese goods, that‟s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor and fast!!
The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign
stockpiles of inventory. The Solution? Let‟s give them fair warning and send our own
message.
Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing
this on June 4 and continuing until July 4. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will
hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8% of their American exports. Then they will at least
have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it. Let‟s
show them that we as Americans unite and NOBODY can take us for granted. If we can‟t
live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives,
WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!
Pass it on
Dixie Chic


Life in the Forever Chapter
Many mysteries I could write to you, and “The Forever Chapter” would not be one. With
hope in our hearts, we try to forget how suddenly life can change, and how we will move on
to our final destination. We will all make the transfer someday, but what do we know about
that Chapter?
Let me give you some good news: there is a lot of information about the “Forever Chapter”.
Check this out its real simple: Brotherhood is the key.
We have all seen the shirt that tells, (or tries to tell) the mystique of riding a Harley; “If I
have to explain, you wouldn‟t understand”. It is very similar the mystique of brotherhood; it
is not for everyone. It is only for those who are true, who can love unconditionally, who can
persevere, and who can face death with the courage of what they believe in. It is for those
who know the meaning of respect, honor and who can live life to the fullest. That is what
“The Forever Chapter” is made of, and that is the character of the “Boss” of the Chapter.
         Let me tell you about a couple of brothers: Tim and Paul. Tim, as a young patch
holder, was passionate for his chapter. Tim showed me how he found this older brother who
had been around a long time, who wore a crown of silver, and was full of wisdom. Not only
did Tim listen to this older brother, but he put into practice what he learned. It amazes me
that we can read these ancient letters written to Tim from this older brother (Paul) who was in
the Joint (jail). I think Paul did time under the R.I.C.O act, it was just called something else
back then.
         Paul, who was a real scrapper, was tight with the “Boss” of “The Forever Chapter”.
He was sent by the “Boss” to keep the chapters here tight. The “Boss” wanted people to
know both then, and now what to expect in the “Forever”. And let me tell you He is the
“Boss of Bosses”. He is the kind of “Boss” that not only knows your name, but has your
picture tattooed on the palm of His hand. And oh yeah, He has loved you before you even
knew of Him. That is why those who make the transfer to His “Chapter” do not want to go
back. They know from the instant they meet Him, He has got all the bases covered.
Paul wrote to Tim just prior to his departure to join up with the Forever Chapter”. (II Tim.6-8
paraphrased) “Time for you to take over. I am about to die, everything I am or about, I give
to the “Boss”. I have followed His lead full throttle, believed all the way. All that is left now
is the shouting—The “Boss‟ ” applause! Depend on it, he is an honest judge. He will do right
not only by me, but by everyone eager for His coming”.
Right on, my brothers! We have a place in that “Chapter” not because of whom we are or
what we have done, but because of the price The Big “Boss” paid for us. All we have to do is
trust Him.
Jesus Saves, Forever.
Pastor Don, TOJMMSEFL

				
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