Mostly Racin' Stuff
By Tom Avenengo
Volume # 238
This week’s photo:
I really have no idea as to how many photos I have of midgets, sprint cars & Indy cars I have in my computer. The above photo is the late George Rice. As for the car - believe it or not, I really can't recall seeing that particular one. I've been attending races since back in 1946, and sometime the old memories don't seem to work as they should. One thing for sure - the car above sure is a beauty!
However, with the help of some others that are/were into racing - especially the midgets, and with the help of his daughter, Sarah, I was able to nominate George Rice for the Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. I have no way of knowing if it was my nominating him or someone else's, but he is in it.
His race record can be found further down in this week's column.
Special from me:
So last Thursday I had my first IV of iron. I have either three or four more to get.
Normally, at night, I take an 0.25 MG of Alprazolam (Generic for Xanax) to help me get a fairly good night's sleep. This past Sunday, I decided to try it without the pill. I guess it was close to 10:00 PM that my daughter remembered that I had to take my great grandson, Naji, to school for some kind of special program being conducted by the police department. Had to have him there by 8:00 in the morning. However, it was a little too late to take my pill, so I figured what the h*ll, I should be able to get through the night ok. WRONG! I think I might have had about an hours sleep. Yes, I did take a short nap a little while after dropping him off at the school. Still quite tired, though. Of course he has to be at school again on Tuesday & Wednesday, too - same time, too. At least my daughter will not have to work on Wednesday. Ya know what - this "getting old" really is a b*tch.
The "Racing Family" is a close knit of various people that are, in one way or another, involved with racing, as you might have guessed. At times, some get a little "pissed" off at others, as can be expected. Hey, in life, everything isn't quite "rosey", if ya get what I'm saying.
I've known Ric Ryder for quite a few years now. He's had some rough times (as a lot of us have had), but over this past weekend, he lost his wife.
Below are a few things that came up on Facebook today, Monday. If you're on Facebook, I imagine you could get more info if you went to Eric Haubrich's page. If I'm not mistaken, Ric also has a page on Facebook.
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The kindness that the racing community is already after a very short period of time beginning to show for the family of Ric Ryder is truly remarkable.... This is overwhelming just to witness and be a part of!! You have been there for me personally in my battle with CANCER and now are showing Ric and his family much needed support and love threw donations.... There's NOT beyond a shadow of doubt a better group of friends that are tighter and come to each other's needs then the family known as racers!!