27 December 2015

Relax

Don't worry - be happy! The fact that Jason Greene aged 31 was shot dead outside "The Laughing Horse Tavern" on April 1st 2011 should not  cause bloggers any particular anxiety. As Betty Kelley the founder and owner of the popular bikers' bar said - nothing like that had ever happened at her place before. Greene was not a customer. He was an opportunist thief who attacked the manager of the bar - Clarence Hadler - in a futile attempt to steal the night's takings.

Betty Kelley
founder of
"The Laughing Horse Tavern"
Furthermore, the fact that "The Laughing Horse Tavern" is popular with grizzly bikers should cause no uneasiness. The regular customers are rough diamonds sure enough but with hearts of gold. Every year they organise a big fund-raising drive for local children's charities. Wayne "Gnasher" Steelman, spokesman for the bikers said, "We are so proud that our bar will be hosting these blog awards and looking forward to welcoming so many nice folks from overseas!"

It is ten years since "Gnasher" walked out of the Florida State Penitentiary and Betty insists, "He's one of my best boys. I love him like a son."

And so the arrangements continue. The biggest night in the blogosphere's social calendar is sure to be memorable. No doubt there will be tears of pure joy as well as tears of abject disappointment as the winners are announced and the losers head for the rest rooms to sob their hearts out.
"Gnasher" Steelman

15 comments:

  1. The thought of a biker bar could, might, maybe lead me to book a ticket to Florida. Those bikers do wonderful things around here for children and charity. Besides, they love women of all ages!

    The worse trouble I ever got into in college is when my biker boy boyfriend decided to ride me home.....up the hill.....through the dorm doors with he and I on his Harley....and right up to the elevator!!! Oooooooohhhhh! I was in such trouble!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I never thought of you as a leather-clad biker Mama Thyme. Did that daring biker boyfriend grow into the man mountain and fine upstanding citizen we now call Big Bear?

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    2. Good heavens, no! I don't think Big Bear has ever been on a bike and my biker days were over at the ripe old age of 20.

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  2. Hmmm...redneck biker bar...I've known guys like that my whole life, and they don't bother me. :)

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    1. That's cos you are a rough tough sandlapper Jennifer!

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  3. you're really raising the tension here!

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    1. Stay cool Red - in spite of your hot name. Perhaps you should change it to Pink or maybe Yellow?

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  4. I can just picture Mr. Steelman tending to the roses in his front garden before he goes inside for a cup of tea. There on the mantel sits the most delicate porcelaine figurine, a Meissen shepherdess, and he adjusts her position on the lace doily ever so gently on the way to his favourite armchair by the window.

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    1. Yes Meike. We should never judge people by their appearance. I am surprised you didn't allude to Gnasher's keen interest in embroidery and sudoku.

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  5. Well, there is a difference between a "biker" and a "bikie". I've a couple of good friends who are bikers...and the wife of one is a biker, too. The bikers here in Qld and throughout the rest of this country do special rides for charity, too...they do a lot of good for little children...and especially around Christmas.

    As for bikies...well, they're a separate breed altogether!

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    1. Like the song said Lee - they're "born to be wild". Using your feminine wiles, perhaps you will be able to tempt Gnasher back to Queensland for a "holiday". Make sure you bring your leathers and helmet.

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  6. Where do you get this stuff YP? Stranger than fiction.

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    1. Reality Carol. Reality. Truth is stranger than fiction and for this I make no apology.

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  7. C'mon I can see through that disguise - Gnasher Steelman is really you isn't it?

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    1. You got me dude! Remember when we kicked ass at Altamont in 69? What was your moniker back then? I forget... Oh yeah, Dusty! Dusty Rhodes.

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