Thanks....I grew up im in a small island connected to an island next to another uninhabited island which is part of a much larger island..Thank you for that, as always I will try, I really like your stuff, a Ferrari!!!! The bike with that awesome color!!!!! You the man!!!!!!
Oh it was good but far from normal...…We had stuff like the Amityville horror and roots going on...I have my share of facial scars and got my first stab wound at 13 in my left upper arm at a teen nite club for teens 13-17...….…..I love those pics, and your growing experiences are those that most people only dream about, I'm so happy that there are those who got do good things growing up. That I now know is a real thing, thanks for sharing those pictures. I grew up in East L.A. Boyle Heights my dream was to get out of there before I was killed or spent the rest of my life in prison. I won't go into any detail but a white boy in the worst part of L.A. think of Training Day, crossed with Blood in Blood Out and I grew up there. My only out was the machine shop in our back yard. I did a solid year at 18 and didn't find my calling till 23, I got married, saved up 20k and loaded the U-Haul and been in Arkansas ever since. I was one of the lucky one's most of my childhood friends are passed by guns, or knives. I've been stabbed once and shot once, if I was still there I would either be homeless. or in jail, or dead. Coming to Arkansas saved a life for my beautiful Daughters and I don't talk about the past, life here is so much easier, still I had to retire early due to my injuries but it's all good I love where I'm at and after we got here I made soo much money we had several houses and really good jobs that allowed us to have a regular life so I'm good and so are my Daughters. Thank you for sharing that though, I knew there were normal people out there somewhere. Basically you lived the things I dreamt about, and still do, thank you for giving my dreams reality, at least now I know that it could have been me! I have no regrets but I love that I could have been one of those friends you grew up with! You made my day happy to start with, thank you. Robert.
Yeah well I hate certain facts about my life...My mom and dad lived the Rockstar lifestyle due to certain family facts.....My mom had a house and my dad had his and my dad paid for both..Well it sounds like we weren't not that far off after all, I'm happy to hear your still going strong keep that up as long as possible. I feel a lot better not that you had a hard time also, but I feel like I still have a full life ahead of me even now. I too started and sold 2 businesses, did the whole college route, married, had 3 girls guided them through all the way out of college, bought 4 houses with my ex, and were buying our second with my current wife, all cash. I divorced, dated for 2 years and decided never to marry again then found my wife the next day. We never fight, she has spent all morning just getting me out of bed and walking, I'm having a physical, and mental bad day. Those aren't as often as a few years ago but still 1 or 2 a month. We adopted our littlest daughter straight out of a crack ho's arms 2 weeks after we meet, I thought that was the end of our relationship but it was just the opposite. That's who I'm building this sidecar for the first pic I have of it is with her on it in our garage all black and broken, and the last pic will be of her on it while it's finished on display hoping for an award ribbon or something. I really had an ok childhood because I didn't know any better, and the movies were just that movies and not my life. I was lucky to get out of there and get here, and my life now is good. We're not poor, I made sure of that 20 years ago, but we have to live within our means and that's ok with me, we are happy and just came back from a front row center Skillet, they do the opening song for WWE, concert last Friday. I consider myself lucky all being said, and yes I know the family thing my dad ****ed away Grandpa's shop on Heroin, and my brother is an hour away just moved from Washington state last year and wants to make up for all the times he lit out and left me to the wolves. I can't get there, and over the last 4 months he's shown me exactly who he was 30 years ago, a selfish out for himself backstabber, so I can't let him in I was thinking about it till he told my wife, "you need to get away from him, he's a really bad person." After 4 months of me telling him I'm licking my wounds, give me time before I let you know my family, and he say's that! Now, my wife and I have never even raised our voices at each other because of both our colorful backgrounds, and we probably never will after 10 years of marriage we have a beautiful 10 year old to raise, then find a comfortable way to retire, which we more or less already have done by securing our finances with my past successes. Anywho, it's taken all day for me to get in front of this computer, thank you for sharing I feel normal again so I'm going to go take this jet ski frame to get it powder coated and keep moving forward!!!!
Have a great day! I'm going to start mine now!!!!! Robert.
P.S. My wife tried sending pics again a different way just before I wrote this, and I tried to start an album yesterday, however I don't think we've had any success yet, we have printed out and done exactly as you are trying to teach us but still nothing. I thank you for all your efforts, and I will prevail, we believe it has something to do with setting on our end, I will get some pics going, thank you for your help!