The Elva C meets the Easter Bunny here at HQ every year

WARNING: First off, todays story might come off sappy and emotional. As I woke up today, I reflected on the past years of sadness and yes joy. But mostly the sadness of isolation. The constant feeling of needing to stay away from other people. And especially to avoid any close contact. In other words, the death of human contact and closeness. At first I did not miss it. But this past month at Lake Dora it was overwhelming. I found myself shaking hands, and not being 6 ft away, and yes, I hugged a ton of friends I was thrilled to see and be around. We all felt that way.. honestly cautiously. But the human drive to be close, and the warmth of a real smile and hug was the healing, the rebirth I needed. We all needed. The world needs. If only there was a special day to celebrate that warmth, that HOPE! mmmmmm?

Together

She belongs here on the Creek

Like a post card from the 1960’s

The ELVA C and the Easter Bunny are a Reedville Tradition.

HAPPY EASTER, PASSOVER and all the other related moments of Rebirth Celebration. I am generally not a religious person. Although I was a devote Earnest Ainsley watcher, and Jim and Tammy sure did warm heart. But in this case, the overwhelming feeling of rebirth, the fact that as a world we all celebrate that moment together is amazing. Hope is an amazing emotion, and to tie this all back to our little universe, hope is the driving force for why we love our life style of old cool things being brought back to life. With one simple change in spelling, ReSTORE is really ReBIRTH, and for that I am forever grateful.

Thankyou all for your kindness and hope.

BLEESS YOU ALL.. Ya, I am going to hell for this one!

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18 Responses to “A Real Hug To You All This Easter”
  1. Steve Anderson from Michigan

    Well said, I am feeling the contact with people again and know what you mean. It is an emotional thing, even to be around customers and coworkers.

    Happy Easter!

  2. ART ARMSTRONG

    It was nice to shake your hand at Mt. Dora, but to be honest, I really wanted to hug you for all that you give me every morning……..so here my HUG to you.

    • ART ARMSTRONG

      PS Greg please turn the heat up in MI as we are headed your way tomorrow.

  3. MO Whaler

    Yes – – The ceiling / roof does resemble inside a cathedral

  4. Greg Lewandowski

    Happy Easter to Woodyboaterville from the Michigan gang. I love the Easter Bunny on the Elva-C!
    Art, 60 degrees by Friday.

  5. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)

    Happy Easter to all Woody Boaters (other boaters too)

  6. Chris B

    Was great to see everyone on Lake Dora. Needed a new shirt. But those XL shirts most be smaller this time around. Boating has begun here. I am renewed I am happy.

  7. Ron in Seattle

    Happy Easter Everyone!

    Thanks Matt, for the rejuvenation every morning…

    BTW, Scot brought me my cup and T-shirt, and wanted money! Humph!

  8. Berlin Büro

    did you have the pope bless Mr B’s beds too on his visit?

    • Dick Dow

      I thought those were just his slippers… 😉

      Happy Easter! Life is renewed! 🙏🏻

    • Grant Sinclair

      Never understood what Rabbits and eggs had to do with Jesus hanging on a cross.