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ConeDodger
I would guess with almost 20K members in this virtual zoo, most of you don't know MrsK, our Birthday Fairy. That's ok. Let me enlighten you. She doesn't own a 914. In fact I don't think she has ever owned a 914. I suspect she has ridden in a 914 a few times though because her best friend when he was alive was a guy named Howard that owned a couple very nice 914's.

Lisa is her name, and she is a true sweetheart. She used to come to all the Southern California events, particularly NARP events when Howard was alive. Then, Howard died rather suddenly of a brain aneurysm. You'd have loved Howard. He was a true character.

In memory of Howard, Lisa became our Birthday Fairy. She puts a fair amount of time into it. She researches to see if a member is even active. If they are active, she sends them an email greeting them on their birthday in addition to posting her Birthday Fairy Report for everyday we have members with birthdays. When I take over for her so she can have a weekend with her husband, I don't put near that kind of effort into it. You just get the Faux Birthday Fairy Report. My apologies.

I have a request. Because of the love Lisa showers on us in memory of her friend and our 914 brother Howard, I'd like to see her Birthday Fairy Report get WAY more responses. We should show her the love she shows us. There are a core group of 6-12 of us who always respond but considering her love for this scoundrel lot, it isn't enough.

Give it a minute and greet our Birthday brothers and sisters every day to show Lisa you care about her too.

Thanks,
Rob biggrin.gif
GeorgeRud
Great idea! Can't thanks someone like her enough for her efforts on our behalf.
PanelBilly
But we don't need to respond when you fill in?
Niklas
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SteveL
Rob - you are absolutely correct, and thank you for reminding us all.
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76-914
Thx Special K. And to think, I thought Rob's responses were to build his post count!
ConeDodger
QUOTE(76-914 @ Mar 18 2017, 06:18 PM) *

Thx Special K. And to think, I thought Rob's responses were to build his post count!

Someone's counting posts??? blink.gif
ConeDodger
QUOTE(PanelBilly @ Mar 18 2017, 04:31 PM) *

But we don't need to respond when you fill in?


Well as I said Billy, she does it out of love and in memory of her friend and our brother Howard. I do it because I wouldn't want to lose a treasure like Lisa and I want to support her by showing her that I care about the love she shows us.

I've been here a long time and we've lost some incredible people. It's touching that she remembers him in this way.

Respond to my Faux report or not, your choice. But I think her BD Fairy Report should have 100's of Happy Birthday responses.
Dion
Took it too much for granted.
Absolutely right.
Thanks Lisa!
Calwaterbear
How about we all pitch in a few bucks, and see if we can get something nice for HER Birthday - a weekend at a spa, or something she might really like?
JustinMeier
QUOTE(Calwaterbear @ Mar 18 2017, 05:13 PM) *

How about we all pitch in a few bucks, and see if we can get something nice for HER Birthday - a weekend at a spa, or something she might really like?


Great idea!
Oldroads
Very new here, in fact my first words. The Birthday endeavor sounds like a very noble cause. Hello everybody.
bandjoey
Hi Lisa. Thanks for what you do. You support the members more than most. When it's my BDay and others we do enjoy the report. piratenanner.gif

WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY ? I'll dance for you then.

I never knew Howard but my page color has been Howard. Since I joined World.
Elliot Cannon
For those of you who haven't had the pleasure. Here she is. She's also a dancer. Can you tell? wub.gif biggrin.gif
JustinMeier
QUOTE(Oldroads @ Mar 18 2017, 05:51 PM) *

Very new here, in fact my first words. The Birthday endeavor sounds like a very noble cause. Hello everybody.


Welcome!
Tom_T
Thanx for the back story Rob, I never knew it, nor Howard.

I think it's only good manners to thank someone, & I always have tried to do so with her, even though I'm not part of the core .... errrr hard core .... here.

Cheers to both Lisa & Our Faux Fairy! beerchug.gif
Tom
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Tom_T
And you can take that fax fairy any way you want Rob! biggrin.gif
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Tom
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timothy_nd28
QUOTE(Calwaterbear @ Mar 18 2017, 04:13 PM) *

How about we all pitch in a few bucks, and see if we can get something nice for HER Birthday - a weekend at a spa, or something she might really like?


agree.gif or perhaps take it a step further and pitch in to buy her a 914. I would throw a few hundred in smile.gif
Keyser Sose
Need to mention the famous "Dancing Lisa" smiley: mrs.K.gif
GermermanCarGuy
QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Mar 19 2017, 08:42 PM) *

QUOTE(Calwaterbear @ Mar 18 2017, 04:13 PM) *

How about we all pitch in a few bucks, and see if we can get something nice for HER Birthday - a weekend at a spa, or something she might really like?


agree.gif or perhaps take it a step further and pitch in to buy her a 914. I would throw a few hundred in smile.gif


I got some extra jack stands laying around. happy11.gif

Don't get me wrong. I really did enjoy my Birthday greeting. Made me feel welcome.
914-300Hemi
Thank you for sharing the back story. I always enjoy the birthday greetings.

Luckily my birthday is far enough away that I won't get a faux birthday report but if I do I will respond with some "kind words".

ConeDodger
QUOTE(914-300Hemi @ Mar 20 2017, 01:39 AM) *

Thank you for sharing the back story. I always enjoy the birthday greetings.

Luckily my birthday is far enough away that I won't get a faux birthday report but if I do I will respond with some "kind words".


Actually, that's no guarantee. Lisa randomly contacts me and asks me to take over for a couple of days. If it's any consolation (and I know it isn't) my birthday was last week and I had to greet myself! blink.gif
carr914
You know me, I show up in her Threads everyday! Mrs K is uber Cool! mrs.K.gif
mbseto

I've wondered about those posts, cool to have some background. Always pictured a little old lady sitting at a computer in a '50's styled kitchen, didn't realize it was a hottie with legs up to here.

Might get a chance to respond next week...

QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Mar 19 2017, 10:42 PM) *

agree.gif or perhaps take it a step further and pitch in to buy her a 914. I would throw a few hundred in smile.gif


Isn't that a little like gifting someone a puppy?
gereed75
Thanks for the background and thanks you Lisa!! Guess I always thought that the birthday thing was somehow software generated

Thanks again Lisa and Happy everyday to you!
914 Ranch
QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Mar 18 2017, 11:51 PM) *

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure. Here she is. She's also a dancer. Can you tell? wub.gif biggrin.gif



I'm happy to say that I can call Lisa a friend of mine. On the day that picture was taken Lisa went on point on a jackstand. There was a picture posted here and also on that day I posed in a pink tutu. I think Eric Shea used that pic for his avatar for years.

Happy Happy Lisa...
Love always
Joe Sharp
Team NARP

PS It has been suggested that Lisa be given a teener, more than once.I am a supporter of the idea.
ConeDodger
QUOTE(914 Ranch @ Mar 20 2017, 03:33 PM) *

QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Mar 18 2017, 11:51 PM) *

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure. Here she is. She's also a dancer. Can you tell? wub.gif biggrin.gif



I'm happy to say that I can call Lisa a friend of mine. On the day that picture was taken Lisa went on point on a jackstand. There was a picture posted here and also on that day I posed in a pink tutu. I think Eric Shea used that pic for his avatar for years.

Happy Happy Lisa...
Love always
Joe Sharp
Team NARP

PS It has been suggested that Lisa be given a teener, more than once.I am a supporter of the idea.


Joe,
You do know her much better than anyone here I think. Would she even want a 914? lol-2.gif

914 Ranch
We talked about it. And she was very positive about it. The momentum of the project got lost sometime around the split. I think we even had a body.
Edward Blume
Now theres something to rally around. It's been some time since we had a 914 raising and this is a really good cause.

Much thanks to Lisa K! She's awesome!
ConeDodger
QUOTE(914 Ranch @ Mar 21 2017, 09:41 AM) *

We talked about it. And she was very positive about it. The momentum of the project got lost sometime around the split. I think we even had a body.


We should make it happen then. evilgrin.gif
timothy_nd28
This is very cool and a feel good gesture for a fellow member. Rob, send me your Paypal info, I'll make the first donation piratenanner.gif
green914
Thanks Rob,

agree.gif good story!

green914
Thank you Mrs. K smile.gif piratenanner.gif piratenanner.gif piratenanner.gif
Calwaterbear
QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Mar 21 2017, 08:10 AM) *

This is very cool and a feel good gesture for a fellow member. Rob, send me your Paypal info, I'll make the first donation piratenanner.gif

why not have Rob set up a "go fund me" account, and we could all pour money into that!
914 Ranch
Lisa doesn't read the forum. She may not see this.
ConeDodger
QUOTE(Calwaterbear @ Mar 21 2017, 04:17 PM) *

QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Mar 21 2017, 08:10 AM) *

This is very cool and a feel good gesture for a fellow member. Rob, send me your Paypal info, I'll make the first donation piratenanner.gif

why not have Rob set up a "go fund me" account, and we could all pour money into that!


Which Rob??? blink.gif you don't mean the Rob who is in the middle of buying a new 6 bedroom 3500sf house? The same guy who is one of the WCR 2017 organizers? That guy who lives in Nevada but works in Palo Alto for a week at a time? I wouldn't think that Rob would have time to organize or coordinate something like that. But, Rob Ways? That guy has nothing but time and he's used to handling money! He works for a bank for petes sake! biggrin.gif
ConeDodger
QUOTE(914 Ranch @ Mar 21 2017, 05:16 PM) *

Lisa doesn't read the forum. She may not see this.


Might be a good surprise Joe?
timothy_nd28
If you build it, they will come
914 Ranch
I haven't talked about it with her in years, it should be a total surprise...
6freak
still don't know what day her Bday is unless I miss it
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ConeDodger
QUOTE(6freak @ Mar 21 2017, 05:58 PM) *

still don't know what day her Bday is unless I miss it
smile.gif


It will say on her profile... May 31
Eric_Shea
Loves me a Birfday Fairy wub.gif

Lisa Rocks!
bigkensteele
I would be willing to throw some coin at this. I had always assumed that she was married to one of our longtime members that was still around. I had no idea that the backstory was that cool. She needs a 914, and we need to make it happen.
6freak
QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Mar 21 2017, 03:31 PM) *

QUOTE(6freak @ Mar 21 2017, 05:58 PM) *

still don't know what day her Bday is unless I miss it
smile.gif


It will say on her profile... May 31

Wednesday May31 Thanks
914 Ranch
Lisa has always been memorial. Now I'll never forget her birthday...
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