The Roamin Angels Car Show has been cancelled for 2021. Be safe and cruise safely.

Ray’s First Car

The caption under the newspaper photo reads “Raymond Yedding is only one of the many Wayne county boys working on their entries for the Wayne County Opti-Derby. The local Optimist club is sponsoring the event to be held on West Main Street near Clear Creek park on August 21.” Ray’s love of cars and working on them started at a young age. This car(t) was made from a crate. Did Ray win? You’ll need to ask him.

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The Famous Lincoln’s Towing Pink Toe Truck

Proudly displayed in the Museum of History and Industry is one piece of Seattle history that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. History doesn’t have to be stuffy as shown by this artifact on exhibit. Of course, we are talking about the famous Lincoln Towing’s Pink Toe Truck. This bubblegum colored tow truck with five toes on top is one of Seattle’s iconic images. I have wanted to write a feature article about the Toe Truck for a while. I recently read Life Through the Rearview Mirror,…

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A Letter To Roamin Angels

It’s 5:30am and cold outside. The first snow of the season is blanketing the ground. I feel the warm glow from the fireplace and take a sip of my steaming cup of coffee while sitting at my computer looking at all the new emails that have popped up. I click on one from Diane Blakley about upcoming events. After reading it, I got out the 2020 Roamin Angels’ roster. As I looked through the roster, I realized there were over 30 members I didn’t know or could recognize. How many…

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Time Machine – Revisited

As I observe our fast paced plastic world of gadgetry, I begin to realize my sanity is beginning to stretch its imagination to the breaking point to meet this high tech new millennium.  I am thankful I can still find radio stations that play Blues and 50s’ Rock and Roll music. So what does an old codger like me have to do to keep his mental normality and retain a wholesome out look on life? I slip away to my garage where hidden under a cover is my precious Time…

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A Special Ingredient

Chris Mulder (a longtime Roamin Angel, who recently passed away) and I were making a pot of Chili for a Roamin Angels’ function, I think it was either a Grandpa’s Memorial at Ed and Nancy Johnson’s place or it could have been the Jack & Bill Garage Tour. Chris was watching over the chili when some of the ashes from his cigar fell into the pot. Well, I looked at him and smiled and just stirred them in. We called it Buzzard’s Breath Chili. That sounded like a good name…

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Snapshots: Toy Drive 2001 – 2002

For over two decades, the Roamin Angels have been hosting a Toy Drive to collect toys and clothes for those Nevada County Families in need. No matter the weather, or the change in locations, the toy drive has ultimately been a success! Thank you to all the volunteers over the years…those who have passed on and those who continue to volunteer. Your efforts are so appreciated. 2001 2002

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Toy Distribution • December 18 & 19, 2020

“Rain, Sleet, Snow, Not even a @#$% Pandemic can stop the Roamin Angels when they’re on a mission!” The Chapel at the Salvation Army was wall-to-wall family gift bags. Bikes were being assembled and stored in another room. Inside the Chapel, the toys were waiting for the Families to arrive. Toys were stacked high and sorted by age group. It was definitely Santa’s Workshop and a child’s Toy Heaven!

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Toy Drive – Dec. 5, 2020

2020 Toy Drive • Saturday, December 5, 2020 Even during the pandemic – the Toy Drive is a huge success! I want to Thank EVERYONE that helped with this year’s 2020 Roamin Angel Toy Drive! Thank You! Thank You! Mike H., Gary B. and myself worked  together to put on this year’s Roamin Angels’ Toy Drive.  It was a very different event from previous years.  We had seven locations for two Saturdays that we the Roamin Angels and Toy for Tots put up  with tables and signs.  We were asking…

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Kudos & Announcements – January 2021

From The Editor: As this new year begins, I’d like to take a moment and reflect on the past a bit. Creating an interesting and informative newsletter every month can at times be a challenge. But thanks to those folks who submit photos, stories, commentary and things of interest every month, this newsletter is a joy to create and I hope, is fun to read. The newsletter, in part, is about our club but more its about the people who are a part of this wonderful and diverse club. Through…

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