Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thank you to all who wear the BFMC patch

It has been said that you cant teach an old dog new tricks...well I disagree. I continue to learn about love and respect each time I am in the company of a Boozefighter. I can already tell that this relationship has changed me.

At first, I was attracted to the image and mystique that goes along with a club. However, now it is becoming more and more about the person wearing the patch. Whether it is a discussion about proper brisket cooking methods or about how to respectfully introduce myself to a patch holder, so many great men have extended their hand and their knowledge to me. I am truly thankful for all of the information. There are still times I still feel so uncomfortable that I want to give my eyeball patch back and run away, but those occasions are becoming further and further apart. I've developed more love and respect for these men in a few short months than I did for military co-workers over a 20 yr period. That may sound cold, but it's the truth.

I am not a brother (YET). But with the continued guidance of patch holders and my determination, I hope to be. I will continue to keep my mouth shut and my eyes/ears open in hopes to one day be a brother so that I can help the next guy.

12 comments:

OweMe1Cannoli said...

I can now say in all honesty that I knew you would prospect. Oh sure, it would have meant more if I'd have said it *then* but like I said ... I'm being honest!

Can't wait to hear when you get your patch.

That dude Paul said...

Thanks Solie. I never thought I'd be able to get past looking at ONLY the patch. It is so cool to be able to look beyond the tough biker persona and truly learn from the man.

Thanks again for stopping by and stay tuned.

MomThatsNuts said...

Im not sure what that means. Your joining a biker club? How does your wife and kids feel about that. What do they do? What do they stand for? What is the purpose? Sorry if I dont get it, Im just a girl...

mom

Jinxie said...

Awesome Paul! I remember Solie telling me, he will prospect.
We all need that bond "beyond the patch" and I think its great you found a place for that. Looking forward to hearing more!

VoteNovember2008 said...

Paul, I'm happy if you are happy! I miss you on the blogs! VN8

VoteNovember2008 said...

Happy Easter Paul! Hope all is well, keep the faith! VN8

MomThatsNuts said...

checking in........

Mom

MomThatsNuts said...

checking in again! Happy May Day!!!

MomThatsNuts said...

another check...are you AWOL SON?????

Mom

Right-Wing Libertarian said...

Hey Paul, I changed my blog name and address. Things okay with you?

MomThatsNuts said...

Remember when Paul used to actually POST on here?? ITs June 1st 2009....checking in

Mom

VoteNovember2008 said...

Hey Paul, how's the psycho circus? Wish you would stop by and let us now how it goes! Hope all is well! VN8