MrEarl

Resigning my Moderator Position

Recommended Posts

Ya done good Lamar.  Now get out there and enjoy your retirement. I pick up my RV in a few weeks so maybe I'll see you out there although primarily I am on the west coast. God Bless you Buddy!

 

Greg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Great job Lamar.    The pay although excellent...no wait.....  J/K.   Enjoy your time in the Airstream off the grid!!!!     

Edited by avgwarhawk (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lamar,

    I fully agree with the previous posts, especially the big shoes that must be filled.  You will be sorely missed. 

Please let us know if you and Rita make it to the west coast.  There's a nice spot at the Buick Barn where you and Rita can rest with some sleeping Buick beauties...  Free rides in the summer months too...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, ten years, and a lot of hard work.  Thank you Lamar, and have fun.

 

You are going to the nationals this summer, I hope?  I want to see the trailer!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who is going to moderate me now?  Get out in the shop and crank up those 100Watt Pioneer CS-99A speakers to where I can hear them in Texas..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Lamar, agree with above comments , as you know , relatively new to forum , 3 years ,but during that time  enjoyed your posts , particularly the humour and hope you haven’t had to moderate my posts to often ,  you   have been so supportive,  a true gentleman, and I thank you .

wish you many great times in your airstream, always loved them in the movies , make sure  you post some photos on your travel.

cheers

paul

Edited by Pilgrim65 (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lamar, I recall several times when your comment or encouragement would turn a bad day into good.  Straight and square with impeccable attention to detail and integrity is how you approach everything.  You did this job superbly well.

 

Thank You!

-Joel

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

X2- ya done good. And it must have made you stronger.

 

If you get up this way I'll leave the light on for ya.

 

image.png.60cbdd110066ccea3044b39d4e44e003.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lamar,

 

You are a credit to the hobby, and especially to us Buick folk. 

Thank you and Rita again for our all to short visit at your home, and especially for your efforts here on our FORUM.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your commitment and doing an excellent job for all those years Lamar. You definitely earned the moderator pay rate! :P 

You set an example of consistently good ethics and morals which can be challenging on a public car forum. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/11/2019 at 3:33 PM, wndsofchng06 said:

Thanks for all your hard work.  I fully understand that family and the actually hobby need to come before the online version.  

 

Thanks Yung Mi. As you know I have a lot to maintain here at Buick Gardens not to mention the cars and trying to finish the BS&S, get the Argosy ready for the road etc etc and it seems I am always in an anxious mode of "never arriving and always "just getting there".  I am sure I will still be checking in and posting, could never go cold turkey on that. :)

 

On 3/11/2019 at 3:42 PM, 91vert said:

You will be greatly missed.

Life goes on and you have to do what is more important to you at this time.

Thanks for your fair and honest work.

Now go out and enjoy your retirement.

 

Cal.

 

Thanks Cal

 

 

On 3/11/2019 at 3:47 PM, BUICK RACER said:

Lamar, thanks for the great job and hope to see you and Rita in OK! Love, to all!

 

Thanks Roberta and thanks for working with me and being my mentor years ago when I first joined you with the moderating duties.Seems like only yesterday.  :)

 

 

On 3/11/2019 at 3:47 PM, 1937-44 said:

 Sorry to hear you are resigning as moderator. In my opinion you have been very fair and tolerant of some difficult and challenging discussions. You will be difficult to replace but understand the decision to leave. Honestly you lasted about ten years or so more than I would have been able to.  :)   

 There is more to life than this forum and I wish you and your wife countless years of fun together traveling. If you make it up this direction I have a spot for you and your Airstream. Enjoy your cars and life.

 

Carl

 

Thanks Carl, appreciate that. :)

 

 

On 3/11/2019 at 3:48 PM, C Carl said:

Effin ya stop in here from time to time, it will lessen the separation anxiety I am sure everyone of us will feel. Thank you for everything you have done for AACA. Safe, comfortable, adventurous travels for you and Rita !!      Hoping to see you somewhere on the road,     -    Cadillac Carl 

 

Thanks for the well wishes Cadillac Carl! :)

 

On 3/11/2019 at 4:22 PM, Matt Harwood said:

Lamar you will always have friends here and everywhere you go where there are old Buicks. We are all better because of your guidance over the years, myself included. Thank you for all you've done. I'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Thanks for the kind words, mean a lot coming from such a gentleman as you. One of my first memories from coming on here was of following your '41 Century project. Stiiilllllll following it .... :D

 

On 3/11/2019 at 4:22 PM, DShip said:

Wow Lamar, 10 years is true dedication!  Now, get out there and enjoy your Buick Sales and Service Garage, you and Rita's retirements, and travel with the Air Stream.  Many thanks for all you've done as an AACA Forum Moderator. 

 

Thanks my friend. :)

 

On 3/11/2019 at 4:29 PM, old-tank said:

Thanks, buddy!

 

Jeeze and he still calls me buddy, even considering how many edits I've made of his "the devil made me do it" posts. Must be true friendship.   One of the first members I met. Plano 2004 I think it was, right before the sideways blowing rain if I recall.  :)

 

On 3/11/2019 at 5:12 PM, RivNut said:

Thanks for everything.  Hopefully you'll be posting pictures of the work on your cars, the Sales and Service Garage, and your travels.  

 

Thanks Ed, and tha's a for sure on the pictures  :)

 

 

On 3/11/2019 at 7:55 PM, JohnD1956 said:

What the?  New Airstream?  What happened to the Shasta?  

 

But seriously, you did a great job here, and with your other online involvements,  and hope you will come back to post when you can.  Take lots of pictures of your travels...and post a few if you think of us.  You will be missed!  

 

It was never a Shasta after I decided not to go with the '54 Roadmaster as a tow vehicle. The '79 Estate wagon with the 10,000 lb Class V hitch you gave me should be up to pulling the  74 Airstream Argosy. 

And thanks for the thanks JD  :)

 

IMG_0634.JPG

 

On Buick Pond

 

IMG_0518.JPG

 

 

 

On 3/11/2019 at 8:19 PM, Brad Conley said:

Lamar, as I posted elsewhere, you have done an excellent job in the position.  You should be proud of your accomplishments.  I completely understand the position of "Mod" and can say, you set the standard for others to follow.  Enjoy your new-found freedom, live life to the fullest, and HAVE FUN!  Let the troublemakers slide off your shoulders and they will bury themselves.  I've seen it time and time again.

 

Take care, my friend.

 

Thanks for the kind comments Brad. I understand where you're coming from. Honestly though I have never really considered anybody here as a "trouble maker". Just rebels for their own cause sometimes who have a sometimes crazy way of trying to make their point. But I respect them and their opinions and stands and can only hope that I have not estranged their friendships with any actions I may have taken.

 

On 3/11/2019 at 8:19 PM, Fred Zwicker said:

Lamar,    You have 100% of my understanding and support.  I have been in a similar position with our business for almost fifty years, finally handing over all of the responsibilities to our son, so that my wife and I can spend time never previously available to us in past years.  I still often come to work in an advisory capacity, but not on a regular schedule, and most of the time at work I spend tinkering with some of my antique cars (currently doing a restoration of the 1953 Skylark).  At first I regretted my decision, but little by little realized that there was finally a time to let go and enjoy life accordingly.  You have paid your dues with all of us Buick lovers and deserve some time to yourself.

 

Best regards and good Buicking in the future,   Fred & Nancy

 

Fred, thanks for the kind words my friend. Must say you are one of the most sincerest and generous "automotive business big wheels" (for lack of better way of saying it)  I have ever met. It is no wonder TPTools is such a success. Looking forward to visiting. Do ya think there might be room in TPTools parking lot for an overnight stay in the Argosy?  :D

 

 

More responses to come but must get back to this fun little project before tomorrow’s rain 

 

2725EF38-BBCF-4661-A66B-6CFF1CCCDB4D.jpeg

 

 

 

 

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, avgwarhawk said:

You will need to post about your road trips! 

  

Most certainly the ones taken in the wagon

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lamar,

Thanks for all your years of service to the forum as a moderator and thank you for being my mentor when I started as a new moderator.  I hope you enjoy your travels and your activities at Buick Gardens.  Please post about your road trips and what is going on with your Buick Sales and Service Garage. I always enjoy reading your posts.

-Ronnie

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That spade looks like too much work...need to rent / borrow / steal a Ditch Witch 😜

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Atleast it looks like he doesn't have any rocks to deal with,  just a few pebbles.  Digging a ditch around here looks more like this. 

If I was next Door Lamar I would have ran over and dug it for you I have a power digger to get stuff done around here that you see in the edge of the photo. 

IMG_1388.thumb.JPG.fe35625af8e0a74ae56a8e8099fc4798.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lamar, thanks for everything!  I know things have been trying at times, but your moderator activities have been appreciated.

 

Looks like you've got the trailer "in training" parked by the pond.  By the way, you can get a WiFi Hotspot so you can connect anywhere you can get cell service, if your existing cell phone doesn't have such capabilities.

 

Enjoy whenever possible!

 

NTX5467

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let me join the chorus and extend a heartfelt "thank you for your service" and add that your active role shall indeed be hard to fill! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for years of forum guidance.  You brought a big personality to the table  and in turn gave the entire forum a personality not seen on other venues.  Now get wrenching and enjoying these Buicks 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for all you have done. Your work to keep things fair and civil are truly appreciated. Enjoy the Buick Garage and traveling in the Airstream. Get up to New Bremen, Ohio and tour the Airstream factory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/11/2019 at 8:25 PM, jeff_a said:

Lamar,

I enjoyed your management of what must have seemed, at times, like a herd of cats. I have one question, though. For a long time your profile picture was you and an older gentleman. I thought maybe it was your dad, or a partner in Buick Gardens. By any chance was it Bob, "progoofoff" on the forums, who was an indomitable car collector from Tennessee?

Jeff

 

Jeff thanks for your comment and herd of cats would not be far off. Just kidding, this is actually one of the best mannered internet group I know of!  You are correct, that was indeed "progoofoff", the cod,  my old Buick road trip friend Bob Coker, may he rest in peace. Found the avatar you spoke of  I believe

 

100_28294.jpg

 

quite a rascal he was. I knew he was making a face during this shot, see the reduced smile on my face, just not sure what

 

100_2830.jpg

 

 

 

 

On 3/11/2019 at 8:51 PM, Jack Welch said:

We will miss your wisdom and tolerance Buddy. See you along the way

 

 

 

Not much to miss in either of those categories I am afraid. See ya on the Buick Highway I am sure my friend.

 

 

On 3/11/2019 at 8:58 PM, SpecialEducation said:

As long as you bring that Airstream to OKC in June, I suppose we’ll call it good...  we’ll be camping at Thunderbird. 

 

Maybe we can share some chilled monkey brain while you’re in the neighborhood!

 

Good Lord willing and the big muddy don't rise, we'll see ya there Matt. I did eat street vendor monkey meat a few times in the Phillipines disguised as beef but never chilled monkey brain. (that I know of)

 

On 3/11/2019 at 9:11 PM, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Well, dang, buddy.  I would not have lasted that long. My fuse is difficult to lite, but, boy howdy, she is short. 

 

  Now get to work on the CARS!

 

  See you in OKC. With mt Tear, I hope.

 

  Ben

 

Thanks old friend, see ya in OKC

 

On 3/11/2019 at 10:06 PM, 39BuickEight said:

A “job” very well done.  If you are ever needing to stop over in the middle of KY along I-75, let me know.  I have plenty of room for an Airstream in the driveway, and plenty of bourbon in the cabinet.

 

Thanks Billy. And thanks for the invite, I'll do it. I'll likely have a part of a bottle of Bulleit Barrel Strength I'll share with ya.

 

 

On 3/11/2019 at 10:22 PM, Thriller said:

There’s space at our country place, and even a couple 1954 Buick Century’s to look over, if you ever decide to cross the border.

 

I wouldn’t have guessed it had been that long...time flies.  Take care my friend.

 

 

We haven't started looking into Canada destinations but who knows where we might end up when we get lost.

 

On 3/11/2019 at 10:22 PM, retirednow said:

Lamar, always thought you did a great job as moderator on this forum. Enjoy your travels as they are very well deserved! Being a moderator, like being a union delegate, can be a thankless job

 

Ah, thanks for the appreciation Dave. Never sought out thanks, just a respect sufficient to do the job, which I received.

 

On 3/11/2019 at 10:37 PM, rivgs said:

You are leaving BIG shoes to fill buddy. Have fun and I hope to see you in OK.

 

Size 11's, not that big but thanks!  See ya in OKC

 

On 3/12/2019 at 1:11 AM, gdmn852 said:

Sorry to hear of your leaving you and the forum have been quite a help in my quest for Buick knowledge, Definitely you will be missed but I understand 10 years is a long time for a position I usually didn’t last that long in paid jobs! Thank you again for your excellent leadership and please keep in contact with the forum.Gary

 

Thanks for the kind words Gary. I'm really not going anywhere, just changing hats.

 

On 3/12/2019 at 7:19 AM, 50jetback said:

Mate -  thanks for keeping us all on the straight and narrow!

 

The next Australian Nationals will be held in 2020 and the Victorian Club are vested with running it. 

 

SO, I guess we can expect you and Rita to head on down now you will have some free time!!

 

Ah thanks mate. Always planned a  trip down under and hopefully we can once we see enough of the good ol' US of A.

 

On 3/12/2019 at 7:52 AM, billbuickgs said:

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think many will agree with me that you are a Special, Century, Super, Roadmaster  , Skylark Guy that we always

enjoy your posts . Most of us dream of the setting you have built .

I have never met you in person, but feel like you are a best friend !!

Go work in your little paradise and Please stay active on the board !

The BEST TO YOU & RITA

Bill

 

 

Indeed Bill, although we have never met in person I feel many of my very best friends are right here and you good sir are at the top of the list, SO hope we meet some day. And thanks for the kind words of the "setting". 

 

On 3/12/2019 at 9:29 AM, Brian_Heil said:

Thank you!

 

I fully expect an early Buick to now make its way to your barn. 

 

Semper Fi !

 

Thanks Brian. Not sure I'll ever get much earlier than the '38 ... not sure I could learn to clutch and shift one....

Semper Fi Marine.

 

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...