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RE: [RC] award???? - EnduroGal

Personally, I always enjoy receiving an item that commemorates an event.
When I am old (well, much older than I am now) and gray and laying on my
back in bed in some old folks' home, I don't want to look at a 25% off gift
certificate to long-defunct tack shop... I want to look at the blanket or
sheet draped decoratively over my rocker that says "Summer Daze 50-Miler Top
Ten" or the halter with the plate that says "Green Grass 50 Miler Best
Condition" or... that's right... I'll admit it... a Big Ol' HONKIN'
Trophy!!!! (Yes, alright, I have no class.)  Then the great-grandkids (if I
had any), looking with big eyes at these things, can say, "grammaw, tell me
about THIS one!?"

It's nice to admit you're above it all, but I enjoy participating in running
events, as well, and I can tell you that one of the most popular races
around here is the one that gives the cheap honkin' trophies as awards
rather than a 50%-off coupon to the local running store.  ...Because when
everything else is gone, we'll still have our...
"Me-e-e-e-e-e-em-reiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis... light the corners of my
miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind.................."   ;-)

P.S. - To the gal who favors hand-made awards:  One of the most unique
awards I have is the completion award that was created by Leon "High
Adventure" Riche (anyone remember him?) for our Raccoon Mountain High
Adventure Ride back in 1989.  He imprinted a design of a horse-'n-rider on
an old block of wood, along with the name of the ride, then affixed a gold
spray-painted horse shoe to the wood in such a way so as to frame the rider.
It was a great award, and cost him more in time rather than in money.

-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of rides2far@xxxxxxxx

Are ya'll serious? I mean it. You are putting in your wish lists for
awards like you are registering at Macy's or Dillard's.  Shame on you.

Actually, I appreciated somebody actually acting like they *wanted* an
award. ...


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