August 6th from "my perspective":
The day started out fun with our friend Brian Thompson coming by in his beautiful leather jacket, to show us where he left his mark and to participate in a little "bribery" with Johnny and hilarity for the rest of us listening to and watching the duo.
I finally met Toni Woodruff, (Woody's daughter), and her husband Ed Aurand. Toni does one helluva job and has a great way about her. Her husband Ed, is chief of security for the Chip and I saw him many times throughout the week, always cool, calm, collected and totally in control of every situation. The Buffalo Chip has a great staff. Great job ALL of you! Woody has an assistant, Vicky, who I never got a chance to meet in person/photograph but wish I had. Thanks for everything Vicky!
I had some fun shooting Brian and NeeCee on Har-V's "Miss Chippie" sculpture and then captured more photos of NeeCee and then Har-V himself! Har-V is one of a kind and made my day more than once. One of the first times I was around him, I commented on how good the cold 'Mountain Dew' looked and lo and behold, an hour later, a guy came in the booth handing me a huge, ice cold Mountain Dew, saying Har-V told him to ride it out from Sturgis to me. :^)
Several of you, throughout the days at the Buffalo Chip, brought me presents which I so appreciate; I received patches, pins, a "Joe Sent Me" card, food and great hugs and kisses. Thank you all so much!!!
Back to the day...
I took photos of all kinds of neat people and the para-sailer who jumped out of the helicopter and landed in the concert venue while comedian Dwight York was walking by and the media watched from the Media Center above the Casino. Then I went back to the booth and captured more photos including our friend Randy Dodson's lights on his motorcycle, Woody as he visited the Buffalo skull sculpture for the first time and then all the smoke from the major Burn Out that night! Whew! I can still smell and feel that one in my eyes!
We said good-bye to our best helper and Vaughn's college room-mate, Richard Dorsey. Richard had such great stories of his life since college, with Vaughn and added such a fun and friendly atmosphere as he hijacked the crowds into the booth. Randy Dodson had some memorable moments in assisting us to get people to leave their mark. Thanks guys!Instructions:To easily view photos:
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Kim Doyle Wille
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