We were expected to host one stop on a Route 66 Biker Poker Run coming to Afton Station today, but instead we got a Marble Run. What? Due to objections by a variety of entities, the term "Poker Run" is now supposedly an offensive term. (Remember, this is a state that has 120 casinos!). Anyway, instead of drawing from a deck of cards at a number of businesses in the Grand Lake area with the winner being the person with the best poker hand, this time they drew colored marbles out of a bag and somehow the winner is discerned via a combination of colors. Hey, it's just a Poker Run disguised as something else, so never mind. The proceeds from the entry fees are going to the Veteran's Cemetery Fund in Miami, OK, a very worthy cause.
Approximately 40 other bikers arrived all day, a few at a time, and drew their marbles. (As far as we could tell, none of them lost their marbles...:-)
Ron M. helped me all day as usual. Tattoo Man, Crazy Legs, and Scruggs also came by. But the best news of all is that Phil is back! Yes, he's back, at least for a while, from his extended visit to his parents in California. While he was there, his father passed away and he stayed to care for his 92 year old mother. But this week, he packed up his mom and they drove back to Oklahoma! I do hope they stay a while, or better yet, permanently!
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Nice to see that Oklahoma's tattoo wearing black leather clad loud Harley riding bikers are no longer offending anyone with their p*ker runs.
Just a little Iron Horse irony for a Saturday afternoon, I guess.
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