Thursday, May 31, 2007

FROM THE VAULT: THE DAVEINATOR

(Chief typist's note: This blast from the black-and-white past is excerpted from the July 9, 1992 edition of CHATTER.)

Long time ago, when we were fab, we ran into Dave Coonrod at an SMS Vet's Club Pig Roast. Despite the events that transpired that eve, Coonrod is now a Greene County commissioner, and in that position he wields influence and power.

And now, he drives a Harley.

"American-made," Coonrod is quick to point out, noting in the next breath that his machine is just like the one ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator II" -- ominous, black, with saddle bags big enough to hold mortar rounds and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Or precious county documents. You decide.

We are happy to note that Coonrod wears a helmet when tooling about the Ozarks -- happy not only because it's the law, but because Dave Coonrod rivals us for the title of King of the Wild Hair.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

ron, guess what? Funny you should bring up the hair....he has a haircut scheduled for Friday...and it does not cost $400. Elisa C.

Anonymous said...

And your point was/is?

Anonymous said...

talking CoNrOd while you can, eh?

RON DAVIS said...

Anon 1007: The point? This is CHATTER. The only point is on top of my head.

Anonymous said...

The last thing he needs is access to another weapon of mass destruction.
Much less more noise pollution.

Jack said...

RD: Just for your info, you don't "drive" a motorcycle. You "ride" one. The bike that Arnold rode in T2 was a fatboy. It's a good ride and a beauty of a bike.

Anonymous said...

Vet's Pig Roast. Coonrod. The good ol' days.

mit said...

How great it is to see the words "Vet's Club Pig Roast" again.
What amazing events they were. Many memories are brought to mind by the mere mention of the Pig Roasts. Many memories have been lost. Many others would lead to possible indictments.

And, in a totally unrelated matter: Let perpetual light shine upon you, Chris Sifford. RIP

Anonymous said...

As one of the Vets of the Vets Club Pig Roast, one of those stats ingrained in my mind is the week leading up to and through one of the events. 178 kegs of beer and 15 hogs at 250 lbs each were consumed. We knew how to party with the best of them.
The vets also knew how to be of service to their country and community. The SMS Veterans Club was a top U.S. contributor to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, and was involved in many charity type events for kids in the Ozarks.
By the way, someone needs to ask the Daveanator (Marine Corps Vet) how he won the Vets Pig Roast Wild Man contest. Double your pleasure, double your fun.....

Anonymous said...

Amen to MIT's post for Chris, a "real" Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Harleys, pig flesh, beer... how politically-incorrect.

Enjoy 'em now, before they're all illegal.