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stude53
05-23-2008, 07:33 AM
Matthew Burnette graduates from High School today.

Congratulations, Matt!

<center>Graduation Wishes

For every ending
there's a new beginning;

for every memory,
there's a dream ahead."

The happy times you've had so far,
The people you have met
Will always be a part of life
You'll never quite forget...

But ever better, brighter days
Are waiting just for you,

So dream your dreams...
and start in now

To make them all come true!</center>

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

alanmende
05-23-2008, 07:37 AM
Congratulations Matt. Follow your dreams.

Alan Mende
Hummelstown, PA

mbstude
05-23-2008, 08:02 AM
Thanks Bob and Alan. :)[8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

BobPalma
05-23-2008, 08:02 AM
:) WAY TO GO, MATT!

(Don't eat too much cake at your Graduation Party, since your Scotsman truck doesn't have a tilt wheel.) Congrats and all good wishes. [:0]:DBP

mbstude
05-23-2008, 08:04 AM
Thanks Mr. Palma. :)
I'm still driving that '62 Lark for now. I can eat all the cake I want, the seat adjusters work fine in that car. [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

41 Frank
05-23-2008, 08:14 AM
Congratulations Matt and good luck with whatever you decide to do.:)

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

ROADRACELARK
05-23-2008, 08:23 AM
WAY TO GO MATT !!!!!;) PROUD OF YA!!:)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.

Swifster
05-23-2008, 08:39 AM
Congradulations Matt. Any college or trade school (amoungst other options) decisions made yet?

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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barnlark
05-23-2008, 08:43 AM
Congrats Matthew! I especially liked that orange pumpkin announcement, stude53..
I already put my two cents in on what you should do off forum, but just relax this summer in a cool pool and watch the "Graduate"... :) As long as your plan is neither half baked or completely baked, you'll be in fine shape. Enjoy the holiday buddy.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0087-1.jpg Ok, Studebaker shows are relaxing too..as long as you aren't judging!

Avantidon
05-23-2008, 08:46 AM
MATTHEW

TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING THIS MILESTONE. NOW FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS GET THE REST OF YOUR EDUCATION AND CARPE DIEM!!!!! REACH FOR THE SKY

I WISH YOU THE BEST

mbstude
05-23-2008, 08:57 AM
Thanks for the kind words, all. [8D] Rather than spending the summer by a pool, how about spending it at Studebaker shows? :)

Don, I will indeed 'seize the day'. ;)

Thanks again everyone. [:I]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Scott
05-23-2008, 08:58 AM
Ok Matt, this is where the rubber meets the road. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!

Dick Steinkamp
05-23-2008, 09:00 AM
Congratulations, Matthew!

It's a big day...enjoy yourself [:p] [8D] :D

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Chucks Stude
05-23-2008, 09:04 AM
Congrats, Matt!!!!!!! What are your school colors? Will orange cake go with your school colors?

cabrina
05-23-2008, 09:12 AM
Congrats, Matt! I know you will succeed in everything you do!!

Cabrina Dieters
Murfreesboro TN

stude-sled
05-23-2008, 09:28 AM
Congrats!!!

ClaymoreWW
05-23-2008, 09:50 AM
Congrats, Matthew. Remember, they call it commencement for a reason:

Noun: commencement ku'mensmunt
1. The time at which something is supposed to begin

I almost remember back far enough for mine ;)

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

Gary1953
05-23-2008, 09:51 AM
Congratulations Matt.
Have fun on your big day. Enjoy the family and take a deep breath before you step forward with the rest of your life. Good luck to you in what ever you do in the future.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

52-fan
05-23-2008, 10:08 AM
Congratulation Matt! [^]
We've never met, but best wishes in whatever you do. You seem like a young man with a good head on his shoulders and a family that cares. Use those resources wisely. ;)

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona. Searcy,Arkansas

62champ
05-23-2008, 10:18 AM
Congratulations Matt.

Remember to always keep your eye on the road ahead, but never forget to look in the rearview mirror every now and then.

Have a great summer and enjoy the moment.

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
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raprice
05-23-2008, 10:34 AM
May I add my congratulations to you Matt.
Now it's on to the next phase of your life, whatever that is.
Best wishes.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Studewannabe
05-23-2008, 10:36 AM
Matthew,
Hard to believe, everyone's favourite Internet-nephew is officially grown-up.
Congratulation,I wish you health and happiness, and, like everyone meeting here on the site,i find it almost impossible not to try and give you some "sage" advise.
I will just say - stay the same.

Peet
Pretoria

Chris Pile
05-23-2008, 10:51 AM
Good on ya, Matt!

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

wolfie
05-23-2008, 11:00 AM
We join the chorus [:0] of
CONGRATULATIONS MATTHEW!!
All of us in the Wolfe pack are proud of you :D !
Steve and Tracy

mbstude
05-23-2008, 11:00 AM
Wow, this became a 'hot topic' in a hurry!!

Thanks again everyone for the kind words and well wishes. :)[:I]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Green53
05-23-2008, 11:20 AM
Congrats from Arizona. You will do well.
Denny L

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/Daytona64/53Stude2015.jpg

JBOYLE
05-23-2008, 11:34 AM
Way to go!
Now comes the hard part....:D Have fun and be careful.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

showbizkid
05-23-2008, 11:58 AM
I echo everyone's sentiments - congrats Matthew! Keep making us proud!


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

Guido
05-23-2008, 12:21 PM
Matthew,

Congratulations on your achievement. I am sure that Mr. Biggs is hunched over his keyboard drafting some words of wisdom. Mine are simple:

As the band "The Doors" sang in "Roadhouse Blues", "Ah keep your eyes on the road, Your hands upon the wheel." We do not want to hear of any further incidents where your eyes wandered to gawk at a member of the fair sex.
While you are now an adult, never be afraid to ask for advice from your elders (or listen to their warnings or instructions).
It is a long journey that will be full of diversions, happiness and sadness. But it will only be what you make of it. Keep a positive attitude and remember to have fun!

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Anne F. Goodman
05-23-2008, 12:25 PM
Congratulations Matts Mom & Dad This is one of the Proudest days in a Parents Life. All that support and hard work on everyones part paid off. Congratulations Matt you have made both your Families Proud. From your Studebaker Family &
Mrs. Anne

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
Fresno,Ca
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mbstude
05-23-2008, 12:57 PM
Wow folks. I don't know what to say. You are all too kind. Thanks so much everyone. :)

Graduation starts at 8:00 tonight. I guarantee you that I'll be the only one with a Studebaker shirt on. :D;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Warren Webb
05-23-2008, 01:14 PM
Matt, from the short time I have been in this forum, I have been impressed by your eagerness & the way you express yourself with such warmth & dignity. You are a credit not only to this group, but to your generation that will permit us to grow & prosper. WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

gordr
05-23-2008, 01:14 PM
Congratulations from me, too, Matthew. It's one of life's hurdles that you have cleared.

Have you plans for further education?

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

rockinhawk
05-23-2008, 01:45 PM
All this talk about Matthew spending the summer by the pool orthe beach? I agree that he should spend the summer in the sand. But I'm thinking of the big sand pile behind the mortar mixer. Time to get serious and go to WORK!! Seriously, His Grandma and I are very proud of Matthew. It doesn't seem long ago that G-ma would drive him to kindergarten in her Avanti,so his mom could get the baby ready to go to the babysitter. Now Matthew is graduateing,and the baby just got her drivers licence. However G-ma is still driving the same old Avanti. Best of luck to you Matthew. We love you.
Papa Neil and Grandma Edie.


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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mbstude
05-23-2008, 01:51 PM
quote:Have you plans for further education?

As of this moment, no. I don't have the slightest clue as to what the heck I wanna do. But, like someone told me a while back, I've got the rest of my life to figure it out. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

studegary
05-23-2008, 01:55 PM
Other than five minutes in South Bend, I only know Matthew, and his family, from this SDC Forum. I had decided some time ago to send him something small for his graduation from high school. I received a very nice and well written Thank You from Matthew. This is a lot from an 18 year old, today. It says a lot about his upbringing. As a contrast, I gave a college scholarship on the 15th and have not yet heard a word from the young man that received it (a SASE was provided).
Looking forward to visiting with Matthew again, probably in Pennsylvania.
Matthew - What are your plans? - work, college, trade school

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

mbstude
05-23-2008, 02:02 PM
quote:Looking forward to visiting with Matthew again, probably in Pennsylvania.
Matthew - What are your plans? - work, college, trade school


Lancaster just might happen. As of right now, who knows?

I've got an application in at the parts store I visit quite regularly. (One of the employees called me the most loyal customer today. [:o)]) Everyone up there knows me, and seems to like me, and the manager talks like he's gonna hire me on pretty soon. So, if that works out, I'll be a parts guy until I decide what I really want to do, or something better comes up. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Alan
05-23-2008, 02:11 PM
:DCongrats, Matt.:D

BobGlasscock
05-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Matt, You are a very lucky person to have been raised as you were and to have at least one strong interest in enjoying life, Studebakers.

The most sage thing I can say is this, do whatever you want for the near future and find something that you LOVE to do. Then find a way for that to make you money. In a less serious thread lately, you talked about how much you enjoy working on yours and your family's cars, but maybe day after day all day long it might not be so much fun. (I am not pushing you into this subject). Find this thing you love, and figure out what you don't like about it, change those things, and do the big picture. Love what makes you a living.

Congratulations, hope I continue to get to know you better on this forum, and maybe even meet you someday.


'50 Champion, 1 family owner

Lark Parker
05-23-2008, 02:51 PM
[u]Congratulations, Matthew!</u>


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker
If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

bams50
05-23-2008, 02:59 PM
Hard to improve on what's been said already, but I'll share what I told my son, who's graduating in a few weeks:

I told Robby that I can give him the secret of a happy and successful life in one word: Excellence. That means to make it your life's focus to give the best effort you can in everything you do, every day, every time! It doesn't mean you have to be perfect, because you can't. It doesn't mean you have to be the best at everything- sometimes you will be the best, most times you won't... everyone has strengths and weaknesses. It DOES mean giving your best- getting to work not just on time, but a little early; giving a little extra without being asked; take the initiative on things, like picking up a fallen broom or shopping cart rolling across a parking lot without being told; and do what YOU have to to keep a correct attitude about whatever situation you're in; and most of all- don't get caught up in only doing things to try to win approval from people; if you do what you do to please God, blessings and success will come your way as a result.

I have a knack for getting a feel for who someone is, based on their actions; but one's family tells alot about the individual, and vice-versa. Having met your family, it's clear that you all are quality people. All the best to you- and you're coming out of the gate way ahead of the pack thanks to your family- and your own character.

Congratulations!



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

PekkaP
05-23-2008, 03:00 PM
Congrats, Matt!:) And if you choose the parts store career while figuring out the big picture I hope that you will start to serve some export customers as well...:D

Pekka

http://hotrods.pp.fi/Stude%20at%20Hillclimb%20Dodads%202006.jpg 1955 President State Coupe

1961 Lark Regal VIII Convertible

jbwhttail
05-23-2008, 03:36 PM
Matt, congradulations my friend! A wise person told me to "do what I love and I'd never work another day in my life". I've come close, just never found a way to make a living bowhunting critters....

It is an addiction!

mdelapp
05-23-2008, 03:40 PM
Congrats to you young man.

Anyone your age that is a Studebaker enthusiat has to have an appreciation for :
a) History,
b) quality)
c) a sense of adventure
d) dedication.
e) other things I'm sure

Clearly all the traits of someone marked for a successufl and happy life.



http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg

mbstude
05-23-2008, 03:59 PM
Again, everyone, Thanks!!! [8D]


quote:Matt, congradulations my friend! A wise person told me to "do what I love and I'd never work another day in my life". I've come close, just never found a way to make a living bowhunting critters....


Well, I love winding out an R2 Lark.

How much does Mr. Harbit make at drag racing the Tomato? [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

Dick Clemens
05-23-2008, 04:45 PM
Matt you are a wonderful young man. I can think of many things to say to you but for now its just CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

studedick from the lower Ozarks

Studedude1961
05-23-2008, 04:49 PM
Congratulations Matt! May your graduation day be the start of the best of everything!

Studedude1961
John Waddell

avantilover
05-23-2008, 05:09 PM
Matthew, I second what Joe Bacon said. Do what you love and the money will come, but most of all you'll never work a day in your life as everyday will be a joy.

Now off to Grandpa's to say hello to the cement mixer LOL. Must be time to choose a wife and settle down now (smile).

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

Mark57
05-23-2008, 06:05 PM
Congratulations Matthew! Hope you get to enjoy a break before the real work (and fun) of life begins. "Seize the day". [^]:)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0099A.jpg

lstude
05-23-2008, 06:08 PM
Congratulations Matthew! I think you should also receive a master's degree in Studebakers!

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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StudebakerGeorge
05-23-2008, 06:29 PM
Congrats Young Captain!
I'm still adding stuff to the "Matthew box" and I'll put in a call to my favorite tat artist for ya...&lt;G&gt;


StudebakerGeorge

jjones
05-23-2008, 06:40 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, Matt! Follow your dreams and have fun.

Jeff

stude freak
05-23-2008, 06:51 PM
Congradulations Matt!! I especially want to express my thanks to your family for rearing a young man with great values .I remember my graduation 41 years ago.The next morning i started to work in a shirt factory carring bundles of shirts to a bunch of fussy griping women that you couldnt please for nothing.Take a deep breath and aim for something higher ,like administrator or curator of STUDEBAKER MUSEUM.Good luck to you in any and all your endevors Matt and thanks for all the help you've given me posting pictures for me and responding to any question s this ole man has asked.Oh btw I left that bundling job in 3 months running a portable concrete mixer for a construction company.Shoveling sand won't hurt one bit .

David Baggett '53 coupe

lstude
05-23-2008, 08:12 PM
Here is your masters degree! :D;)

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Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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Roscomacaw
05-23-2008, 08:31 PM
[u]Congbratulations Matthew Burnette!!!</u> Wow indeed! Just look at the assemblage of well-wishers applauding you. I don't wanna make your head TOO BIG, but like Anne, I wanna applaud your folks as much as you for the great young fella you are.

Honestly - I did NOT know your graduation was immenent. Realizing that tho, I want to GIVE you those two trim pieces that are on their way to you.;) You can't say no. My mind's made up![^]Over and out!:)

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

jnewkirk77
05-23-2008, 08:32 PM
I'm late in getting this out, but congratulations from my family to you, Matt. About 12 years ago, on a similarly rainy night, I graduated from high school. I was glad to be "free," but the wide world that lay ahead of me then has given me more than I could have ever imagined. You've got a bright, bright future ahead, and I wish you well.

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

mbstude
05-23-2008, 08:49 PM
Wow everyone... You've all left me speechless. What a great, loving group, that I'm so honored to be a part of. You guys and gals all mean so much. Thank you all!

Well, it's all said and done now. Got a fancy sheet of paper to prove it, too! ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

N8N
05-23-2008, 08:58 PM
home so early? and on a friday to boot? I'm proud and disappointed at the same time :P Congratulations anyway :)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

Lenny R2
05-23-2008, 08:59 PM
Congratulations Matthew,Good luck.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

Mattsmama
05-23-2008, 09:01 PM
We just got back from the ceremony, significant in spite of the crowd and heat (rain forced us into the gym). Just wanted to express my thanks for the well-wishes...the old adage "it takes a village to raise a child" has new meaning in this internet age - YOU folks are our village. I appreciate your time and patience with a young kid invading a grown up territory. Your support and encouragement only fed his desire to learn more about the Studebakers he loves so much. Now, if you'll just encourage him to clean his room..........y'all have way more pull than me!
Thanks again,

a very PROUD, mama of one Matthew David Burnette. Congrats , son.

Lark289
05-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Way to go Matthew! Congratulations. I worked as a driver for an auto parts store right out of high school and I had a blast doing it. And it was nice to get my auto parts at a discount too!

Jeff



Ready for a trip to the beach!

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Guido
05-23-2008, 09:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mattsmama
Now, if you'll just encourage him to clean his room..........y'all have way more pull than me! Matthew,

See my post above about still listening to your elders. ;) At 18, they can move you out at any time. [:0]

Gary



http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Clem64
05-23-2008, 09:38 PM
Matt:

Leonard is right about the masters in Studebakering. Dr. M. Burnette Phd."S", sounds kinda kool. Obviously we are all very proud of you, way to go;).

Dean Croft
Roseburg,OR

CLEM
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Chicken Hawk
05-23-2008, 10:18 PM
Hi Mathew. Just getting ready for bed and thought I'd take a quick look at the news group and see you have 63 post of good wishes. Let me join in. It was just 55 years ago tonight that I graduated. I hope Studebaker gives you as much fun and pleasure as it has me.

<center>C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !</center>

Ted

STEWDI
05-23-2008, 10:40 PM
Congratulations, Matt, and best wishes for whatever you make of the future.

There has been a big helping of good advice and warm thoughts dished out by alot of people who think highly of you, and are interested in you. And all the advice and thoughts and good wishes are heart-felt. You couldn't get a better graduation honour.

Roger "153624" Hill

55 Champion
47 M-5
Izzer Buggy
Junior Wagon

Karl
05-23-2008, 10:41 PM
Let me join in the Congratulations.:DTo a fine young Man.;)

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stephen cade
05-23-2008, 11:30 PM
That's all great advice Matt.Don't forget the Guard: Bobby and his pals have certainly enjoyed it, and you may also.

Stephen Cade

52 Ragtop
05-23-2008, 11:35 PM
Congraduations Matthew! Best of luck on your future dreams! and follow that dream too!

Jim

Lothar
05-23-2008, 11:38 PM
I wish you the best of everything in the years to come. As many others have already said, you have a bright future and great potential wherever you want to go in this world. Make the most of it!

1950 Champion 4 Dr.
Holdrege NE

Sonny
05-24-2008, 12:05 AM
CONGRATULATIONS MATT!!! [8D][8D][8D]

You've accomplished a great milestone in your life. [^] The things of childhood are now to be surrendered in the journey to close the gap to full adulthood. Never forget, God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them.

My advice... The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. But MOST important... You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ;)

Sonny
http://racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpghttp://RacingStudebakers.com

Jack
05-24-2008, 12:07 AM
Congratulations Matthew. Mr. Glasscock gave you some good advice. Find the thing you love to do and the money WILL follow. My very best to you and your family they must be VERY proud of you.

mbstude
05-24-2008, 12:28 PM
Thanks so much, everyone. :)


quote:It was just 55 years ago tonight that I graduated. I hope Studebaker gives you as much fun and pleasure as it has me. Ted

Mr. Harbit. You graduated exactly, to the day, 55 years before me? Now THAT'S cool. I hope in 55 years I will be able to drive a Stude the way you do. [^][8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

arkiejazz
05-24-2008, 01:59 PM
[:o)]Congratulations, Matthew! Now back to work on Orange Crush.[:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
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BobGlasscock
05-24-2008, 03:37 PM
Hey Matthew, If I were you (now THAT'S a whole different topic) I'd finish up that Orange CrushED Creamsicle and it should be the one that you are driving 55 years from now. That truck could tell a whole lot of stories!

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

mbstude
05-24-2008, 05:15 PM
I just got back from the shop. Of course, I did a few things to the truck. Even got the holes drilled for the clips that hold on the side trim. Once I get a radiator in it, and a tad more body work done, it'll be ready to paint. [^] And then... ready to drive. [8D]

If I have my way, I'll for sure still have it 55 years from now. And yea, it's got some stories...

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

52-fan
05-24-2008, 05:46 PM
It occurred to me today that, for you, being on this forum is like having a bunch of somewhat eccentric uncles. Some of us are a little strange and very opinionated, but we all want the best for you. The SDC forum is indeed a wonderful way to share our hobby. ;)

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona. Searcy,Arkansas

Roscomacaw
05-24-2008, 05:47 PM
We'll be watchin' ya, bud.[:0];):D We wanna see you drive that thing on it's 100th birthday in 2059.[^]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Roscomacaw
05-24-2008, 05:50 PM
Only a [u]LITTLE STRANGE???</u>

That's like characterizin' the Rockies as a bit of driveway stone![:o)]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Nitram
05-24-2008, 07:31 PM
Congrats Matt
I'm not big on words and don't have any wise sayings or quotes to give you but I will say, you are at a crossroad in your life. Don't be hasty to make decisions based on peer pressure as to what you want to do. I took 6 years between the time I graduated high school till I decided to go on and get my degree. I wouldn't recommend waiting that long but, take your time.
Take a year or two and do some traveling. It's a big wide world out there. I value the time between high school and college. Looking back now, I wish I would have done more traveling. It really opens you up to how others in the world live and how much we take for granted.
If you want to combine Studebakers and travel go visit our friends from abroad on the Stude Truck Talk Site, can't think of their names right now; is it Peter in Germany? Who is the other guy in Australia and the one that writes to us from Great Britain? Then you can post all the pics you want and take us all on a mini SDC vacation.;)
Anyway, enough of my opinion, hope you have a great summer. The skies the limit.
Again congratulations and God bless.


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[i]~Nitram~
57 Transtar
Lancaster, PA

tomnoller
05-24-2008, 07:48 PM
Blessings to you, Matthew!
You and young adults like yourself are the future of Studebakering.
I echo what's been said on this thread in hoping you find your niche in life and have fun with it. I graduated in '70 and it seems like yesterday. Now I'm nearly 40 years in my profession and turning on to the 'final approach'. Time flys when your unconscious!
I hope your life is as much fun as mine has been, so far. Got a faith? No matter what happens, hug it tight!

Western Washington, USA

stude freak
05-24-2008, 10:37 PM
Matthew David? I should have known you had a David in you .My oldest sons name is David Matthew.

David Baggett '53 coupe

Chicken Hawk
05-25-2008, 09:26 AM
Yep, May 23, 1953.

Mr. Harbit. You graduated exactly, to the day, 55 years before me? Now THAT'S cool. I hope in 55 years I will be able to drive a Stude the way you do. [^][8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/trucks_SNM3.jpg

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