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  • Turning Wheels VS The Post Office

    Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with our SDC printings and mailings of Turning Wheels. [^]

    You guys always get a kick out of irregularities in The United States Postal Service, so how about this:

    I always get some extra complimentary copies of the Turning Wheels Drag Race issue and send them out gratis to people who have helped us there, like Tom Shaw, the Race Promoters, etc.

    One copy is sent to Diego Rosenberg. Diego is the announcer at The Pure Stock Drags and a most interesting fellow. He concentrates on rarities of options and colors. For example, Diego can rattle off, from memory, how many 1970 GTOs were built with a certain engine and color. He really knows this stuff and has an unusual computer-like mind (remember Rain Man?) that allows him to remember numerical figures that would stump most mortals.

    Diego lives in New York City; a Manhattan apartment, to be exact. My son Joe also lives in New York City, in a [somewhat] gentrified Harlem apartment maybe a mile away.

    On February 9, I packaged up all the promo copies of the February Turning Wheels in individual large envelopes. I dropped them off at our Brownsburg Post Office all at the same time, all mailed First Class. Two identical envelopes were going to New York City: one to Joe and one to Diego.

    Son Joe got his in five days, over a weekend, on February 14th. Diego Rosenberg, less than a mile away in Manhattan, just got his today, March 27, one day shy of six weeks [xx(] after Joe's arrived! [:0]

    Go figure. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

  • #2
    Makes me all the happier that my April edition arrived yesterday without any creases or a missing cover.


    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

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    • #3
      Makes me all the happier that my April edition arrived yesterday without any creases or a missing cover.


      Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

      Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

      Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
      Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

      The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

      �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

      For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

      "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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      • #4
        Good story, I have one too. Last summer I mailed a letter from Mechanicsburg, PA to State College, PA, which is about 100 miles away. It took 3 weeks for the letter to arrive. Still wondering what happened.

        Randy Wakefield
        1955 President

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        • #5
          Good story, I have one too. Last summer I mailed a letter from Mechanicsburg, PA to State College, PA, which is about 100 miles away. It took 3 weeks for the letter to arrive. Still wondering what happened.

          Randy Wakefield
          1955 President

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          • #6
            And in just a few days, we are going to get to pay more to maintain the same quality of service [:0][?][:0]


            Studebaker Fever
            60 Lark
            51 Champion
            Phil
            Arnold, Missouri

            Studebaker Fever
            60 Lark
            56 Power Hawk
            Phil Hendrickson
            Arnold, Missouri

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            • #7
              And in just a few days, we are going to get to pay more to maintain the same quality of service [:0][?][:0]


              Studebaker Fever
              60 Lark
              51 Champion
              Phil
              Arnold, Missouri

              Studebaker Fever
              60 Lark
              56 Power Hawk
              Phil Hendrickson
              Arnold, Missouri

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              • #8
                As slow as our service is up here in Trinity county, my copy arrives in perfect condition. So I just count my blessings. The only thing I can think of is maybe someone enjoys looking it over in the Redding office. Something that's quite allright with me.


                Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                Lotsa Larks!
                K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                Ron Smith
                Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                Ron Smith
                Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                • #9
                  As slow as our service is up here in Trinity county, my copy arrives in perfect condition. So I just count my blessings. The only thing I can think of is maybe someone enjoys looking it over in the Redding office. Something that's quite allright with me.


                  Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                  Lotsa Larks!
                  K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                  Ron Smith
                  Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                  Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                  K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                  Ron Smith
                  Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                  • #10
                    I just got back to my office and found a green certified receipt card where the recipient had signed for the letter on September 6, 2006 and it was just returned to me today!


                    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                    Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

                    Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
                    Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

                    The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

                    �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

                    For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

                    "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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                    • #11
                      I just got back to my office and found a green certified receipt card where the recipient had signed for the letter on September 6, 2006 and it was just returned to me today!


                      Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                      Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

                      Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
                      Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

                      The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

                      �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

                      For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

                      "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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