Sunday, January 23, 2022

January 23, 2022


Hello everyone, anyone and 

probably no-one!

Change is the only thing that is constant!


There has been a huge amount of life that 

has gone on with me in the last 6 or so years!  

I honestly don’t remember where I was when I stopped 

keeping my blog updated.  I can go back and look at the postings but, well, you know how it is.  


So, call this a reboot of Kat’s Ride of Life, or maybe we can call it Kat’s Ride 2.0, or oh!  

I know!  We can call it Kat’s Ride of Life Continues.  Yeah!  That’s it!  

That’s what I will call this blog from this day forward!


So much has changed since September 9th, 2015.  Our entire life changed that day.  

Doug, my husband, was very badly injured while at work.  Doug worked at CSX Transportation, 

here from out aka:  the Rail Road or RR, as a Carman.  He’d been with the RR for

 at that time 41 years or so.  Due to his injuries, Doug was forced to go on Disability with the RR 

and eventually “retire”.  He could never go back to his tools, his activites were severly limited.  


We had to sell our Harley’s.  Doug could no longer hold up the Ultra Classic and I didn’t ride

without Doug, so that meant my Sportster had to be sold as well.  

We waited two years to see of things would change but no, no way.  


We no longer were able to go on rides with our “friends” in the CMA 

(Christian Motorcyclist Association) and honestly felt like, pardon the pun, third wheels if

we went to the meetings.  While being kind, people would say, “Well, you don’t have to have 

a bike to be in the CMA!”  and they honestly meant it, but that didn’t help our feelings any.  


One day I was riding by a store in Newnan, GA and saw the name was, “Treasures, Old and New”.

I was intrigued and we stopped in to check it out.  What a great day that was!  Doug and 

I walked around, looking at the vintage and antiques mixed in with other types of merchandise, 

set up in booths.  It was glorious!  I saw several vacant booths and made the comment to Doug,

 I wonder what the rent is for one of the booths.  


Well, never do that around Doug!  The next thing I know a young lady was there at my elbow, asking if she could help me with my questions.  I kid you not!  The next thing I knew I was signing a rental agreement!!!!  


Kat’s Cherry Picks was born.  I moved into 2 small booths near the center, back of the store. 

I had a lot of things to put in it.  My feature was Vintage with a mix of new items. 

Doug and I had once sold things at flea markets, mainly knives and trinkets.  We used our RV 

and traveled from here at our home in Georgia to Alabama, Florida and several other states.  

It was so much fun but it had been quite a while since we’d done anything like it.  


Want to hear more?  

Keep checking for the next installment of “Kat’s Ride of Life Continues.”