THOUGHT OF THE DAY

If you tell him it can't be done, he will show you it can.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Process for 2013/Updated Schedule Goalder Transportation 11/26/2012 thru 12/2012 Year End

To hopefully help a little on keeping track of job requests for 2013, I am revamping a form I tried several years ago. You will now be able to use this form to input all your information for each pickup/delivery. This will maybe alleviated numerous e-mails with bits and pieces of info and phone calls that seems to get lost in the shuffle. Contact me directly by e-mail goaldertransportation@hotmail.com or call (660) 829-4241. This will then be passed along to David. So no form no pickup..

 
Working on the schedule will upload later today or tomorrow.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Antique Equipment Collector Item-Milo Triplex Dumbbell


On my recent spur of the moment two day trip with David to Chicago, a client he has worked with for several years asked if he would be able to pick up a special item for him. I always love listening to these one sided conversations and watching the expression on his face. Knowing David as I do he doesn't like to say "No" and doesn't understand sometimes why people buy what they do but I always explain and compare it too all the figure skating items he has purchased for me over the years. Although my collection is no longer really a good comparison probably but everything is collectible. Another man's trash is someone's treasure.

I always enjoy going a little further and finding out what the history is on an item. When I first saw the exchange of this item I thought it looks like the circus sideshow strong man dumb bells. Getting a closer look this Milo Triplex was one of the first of it's kind in the early 1900's.

Further historical significance on this can be read through a paper written by Jan Todd, Ph.D. entitled, "From Milo to Milo-History of Barbells, Dumbbells and Indian Clubs" that is a part of the la84foundation.org sports library.

Thanks Tim C for the interesting experience and history lesson.