We interrupt part two of the Pacific Northwest ACBS Story for some humbling news. To Quote the news from the Hagerty website, “The Hagerty Marine Hall of Fame was created in 2009 to honor the people and organizations that have made profound, positive contributions to the classic and collector boat lifestyle.” The Class of 2014 includes our pal and fellow Woody Boater Charles Mistele. Charles and Diane are amazing folks and share Miss America IX and good karma to the entire country. And to top it off one of the most generous couples on the planet! Here is there story.
Also inducted is the Lyman Boat Owners Association they deserve all the credit they deserve, they are very active and have gone a long way to keep the attention on how cool Lymans are. Keeping a club going is not easy these days and these folks do it very well. You can read there story here.
And then.. One of the most prestigious awards in the passion of classic boating goes to… some idiot that can’t spell.
Yup, this isn’t a typo… or photo shopped picture.. That’s right.. us, the royal us.. Although I am being inducted, it’s Texx and the gang here that makes it happen. It feels strange to take credit for all you do to help this small community thrive…..OK OK, to be honest, this is very hard to write. I woke up to an email from Texx congratulating me, we had another story set to go and I have been trying to write this since 5AM…I thought it would be easy. But how in the H-E-Double Hocky Sticks does someone write about an honor bestod on them. ( How ever bestoad is spelled?) Woody Boater is all about you, not me.Your comments and stories make it happen. All we are here is a door way into the wonderful lifestyle we all live.. So I will keep it short so you can eat your chicken dinner. And just say, humbly , Thank you all for letting Texx and I do this every day! It’s a deep honor to be recognized.