Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: Time & Place - Celebrating Paul Henick, aka Skidmark

  1. #1
    Moderator / Administrator Grapeshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North Chesterfield, Va.
    Posts
    34,613

    Time & Place - Celebrating Paul Henick, aka Skidmark

    Celebrating Paul Henick

    Planning for this "Celebrating Paul Henick" event has been finalized, save a few details.

    When: Saturday, June 4th beginning at 11:00am

    Where: Deep Run Baptist Church, 10907 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Virginia 23233 - in the Fellowship Hall, directly behind the church.


    There is both excellent parking and a playground for kids - same location where we fixed the Brunswick stew to help Don's family.

    It would be nice if a number of people would be prepared to take the podium and share one or two stories about Paul with us.

    This gathering of his friends will have food & beverages provided (no alcohol) at the same location.

    Yes, you may OC, CC, or noC, but please no long guns.


    Please send an email to dale@opencarry.org with the subject line being "Henick event - #__ attending.
    If you don't get the email sent, come on anyway - just trying to get a rough count.


    Last edited by Grapeshot; 06-04-2016 at 09:20 PM. Reason: deleted exclamation mark from title
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

  2. #2
    Regular Member scouser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    1,232
    I'll be there, check your PMs Grape.
    JFT 96

    I'm sorry, did I offend you with my opinion?
    You should hear the ones I keep to myself.

    Porthos, Athos, and Aramis = peter nap, skidmark and Grapeshot, d'Artagnan = ?

  3. #3
    Regular Member Tanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
    Posts
    471
    I assume we will still be having our usual Saturday breakfast at rise and shine? Either way I will be there.
    In our quest for knowledge we must be prepared for and armed against misinformation.

  4. #4
    Moderator / Administrator Grapeshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North Chesterfield, Va.
    Posts
    34,613
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner View Post
    I assume we will still be having our usual Saturday breakfast at rise and shine? Either way I will be there.
    No breakfast scheduled for Sat June 4th. I'll be at Deep Run Baptist Church by 9:00 am.

    *******************************************

    Yes one will be scheduled for Sat June 11th - clean up day, but at a somewhat earlier hour, likely 8:00 am at Rise & Shine then on to Paul's.

    Will need to separate between what goes to Good Will Industries in the back of my truck and what is unusable into the dumpster.

    Looking into the proper disposal of prescription medications - there are a metric ton of them.
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 06-01-2016 at 01:22 PM. Reason: fixeed
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

  5. #5
    Regular Member solus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    here nc
    Posts
    6,871
    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Probably, but at a somewhat earlier hour, likely 8:00 am at Rise & Shine then on to Paul's.

    Will need to separate between what goes to Good Will Industries in the back of my truck and what is unusable into the dumpster.

    Looking into the proper disposal of prescription medications - there are a metric ton of them.
    1. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/p...execution=e1s2

    2. https://archive.epa.gov/region02/cap.../ppcpflyer.pdf (like option two on this cite)

    ipse
    I'm only human; I do what I can; I'm just a man; I do what I can; Don't put the blame on me; Don't put your blame on me ~ Rag'n'Bone Man.

    Please do not get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am ~ my attitude depends on who you are and how you act.

    Remember always, do not judge someone because they sin differently than you do!

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

  6. #6
    Moderator / Administrator Grapeshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North Chesterfield, Va.
    Posts
    34,613
    Originally Posted by Grapeshot

    --snipped--

    Looking into the proper disposal of prescription medications - there are a metric ton of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    Thank you, sir. That info is what I needed. Also checking with local authorities.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

  7. #7
    Regular Member riverrat10k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    on a rock in the james river
    Posts
    1,453

    Cya Sat.---

    --Grapeshot.
    Remember Peter Nap and Skidmark. Do them proud. Be active. Be well informed. ALL rights matter.

    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when you may have to back up your acts with your life."

    --Robert A. Heinlein

    Hey NSA! *&$# you. Record this--- MOLON LABE!

  8. #8
    Moderator / Administrator Grapeshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North Chesterfield, Va.
    Posts
    34,613
    All is ready for Saturday. Will see you all there.

    Even if you have not formally responded, please know that you will be welcomed.

    The location is very close to the west end of Richmond - easy to find - see address in post #1.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

  9. #9
    Regular Member scouser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    1,232
    rumor has it that an old friend of our group could very well put in an appearance from Va Beach
    JFT 96

    I'm sorry, did I offend you with my opinion?
    You should hear the ones I keep to myself.

    Porthos, Athos, and Aramis = peter nap, skidmark and Grapeshot, d'Artagnan = ?

  10. #10
    Regular Member speed41ae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    228
    Sadly, I will be able to make this or the clean up. I am volunteering for the MS bike ride on the 4th and 5th and the Special Olympics on the 10th and 11th.

  11. #11
    Regular Member scouser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    1,232
    I think we did Paul proud, the sun was shining on us as we made our way outside after sharing our memories. Nice to meet some new faces, as well as catch up with others we haven't seen for some time.
    JFT 96

    I'm sorry, did I offend you with my opinion?
    You should hear the ones I keep to myself.

    Porthos, Athos, and Aramis = peter nap, skidmark and Grapeshot, d'Artagnan = ?

  12. #12
    Moderator / Administrator Grapeshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North Chesterfield, Va.
    Posts
    34,613
    It was indeed a memorable celebration.

    Many hands made the event run as well as it did - we are a tight knit group of people that pull together.

    I am proud to know each and everyone of you and call you my friend(s). I think know that Paul felt the same way.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

  13. #13
    Regular Member scouser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    1,232
    There's a tale I forgot to share this afternoon with everyone, although a few heard it while we were enjoying the food.

    Early in 2013 sidestreet and I were chatting over breakfast about the restaurant at Bass Pro serving 'all-you-can-eat' fish and chips on a Friday lunchtime and sidestreet suggested that he and I should go sometime. Well we went back and forth trying to figure out which Friday would work best for the two of us. All the while skidmark was at the other end of the table involved in his own conversation. This was just sidestreet and I making plans for the two of us to do something but, when we finally settled on a day, skid turned in his chair, looked at the two of us and said "so what time are we going to meet?"

    He'd invited himself to come along too, and neither of us minded. That's the kind of guy skid was and we wouldn't have wanted him any other way.


    Oh, and that story I did tell, about his explanation starting in Ashland going north and ending in Fredericksburg coming back south again (after a trip to Springfield), well it only ended at that point because he insisted I stop the U-Haul at Allmans BBQ so he could buy lunch for the two of us before heading to Carls for dessert.

    As for my tale about Logan not moving a muscle at Golden Corral that one time, well that was close to 4 years ago. Logan grew to like Paul, although I'm sure his 6 year old inquisitiveness could rub Paul's nerves the wrong way (especially the day Paul ended up in hospital earlier this year after his attempted breakfast at American Diner came to abrupt halt), I'm Logan's dad and his questions can get tiresome for me too. He said he wanted to be there today so that he could "learn more about Paul" as he put it, but as he'd had a slight fever this morning and because he's 6 and prone to suddenly switching to the "I want to go home now" mode I told him I'd rather he stayed home with his mom instead.

    Thank you everyone who came out today, whether your journey was from a place a few miles, a few hours or a few states away, I'm sure Paul would have appreciated every word, and I know he would have approved of the choice of having BBQ to eat.
    JFT 96

    I'm sorry, did I offend you with my opinion?
    You should hear the ones I keep to myself.

    Porthos, Athos, and Aramis = peter nap, skidmark and Grapeshot, d'Artagnan = ?

  14. #14
    Moderator / Administrator Grapeshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North Chesterfield, Va.
    Posts
    34,613
    The epic stories of Paul's ways and means will be told around the campfires with much glee for time immoriable.

    Many years ago when he was still ambiltory (needn't need the scooter), he invited DoubleTap and I to meet him at the Coliseum to make GSL stickers available to the people entering. Note we do not solicite/offer the stickers, but rather allow people to take them from us.

    DoubleTap was slightly hesitant (didn't want to get arrested as she worked for a law firm), but when I assured he that we would leave if there was a problem, she agreed to join in the festivities.

    Hadn't been there but about a half an hour when here came Richmond's finest - six of them, a Lt, a Sgt, and four officers who proceeded to tell us that we could not do that there. Paul immediately launched into his 1st amendment speech and how we were on public property. He also maneuvered himself some distance from DoubleTap and I, thereby allowing us to continue w/o harassment as Paul fenced with the nice officers who were attempting to use color of law arguments/intimidation. In the end, they were no match for Skid and backed off to watch us from a perimeter position. It didn't hurt that Peter Nap was videoing the interaction.

    In the midst of all of this, DoubleTap said, "I thought you said we would leave if there was a problem."

    "I did say that didn't I? But you have to admit that there is no problem. The officers are not paying any attention to us, we are not threatened with any new wrist jewelry - Paul has it under control. We are just having fun and spreading the good word."

    After a moments thought, she went back to the business at hand - educating the public. That day we passed out over 1000 GSL stickers and had many good conversations. Almost forgot to mention that we were all OCing - no mention of our holstered handguns by the LEOs.

    There are similar stories about the Hanover Tomato Festival, the Farmer's Market, Va Tech, and VCU to name a few.

    Thanks for the memories Skid and the lessons that you taught.
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 06-05-2016 at 07:44 AM. Reason: added
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

  15. #15
    Founder's Club Member Tess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    3,765
    I took a few snapshots of those who spoke, and of the group. I will not post them without everyone's permission, but I'll happily send any I took to those who request.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

  16. #16
    Moderator / Administrator Grapeshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North Chesterfield, Va.
    Posts
    34,613
    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    I took a few snapshots of those who spoke, and of the group. I will not post them without everyone's permission, but I'll happily send any I took to those who request.
    No problem posting my picture ever. Send them on when you have time - I enjoy keeping my own rogues gallery.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

  17. #17
    Regular Member solus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    here nc
    Posts
    6,871


    can we take a collection up to buy one of these so they can put it on their OC'g wandering firearm, for a member who shall not be named?

    and pardon the pun, but just pulling your chain sidestreet, er, unnamed member !!

    ipse
    I'm only human; I do what I can; I'm just a man; I do what I can; Don't put the blame on me; Don't put your blame on me ~ Rag'n'Bone Man.

    Please do not get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am ~ my attitude depends on who you are and how you act.

    Remember always, do not judge someone because they sin differently than you do!

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

  18. #18
    Regular Member The Wolfhound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Henrico, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    697

    I like to think that Paul would have approved.

    We smiled and laughed and cried a bit. We remembered him well. He was among friends. It was good to put faces to some of the names here.

    Tess, permission granted, if I am in any of your pictures.
    Appleseed, Virginia State Coordinator
    Are you a Rifleman yet?
    http://appleseedinfo.org

  19. #19
    Accomplished Advocate BB62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    3,887
    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    I took a few snapshots of those who spoke, and of the group. I will not post them without everyone's permission, but I'll happily send any I took to those who request.
    You can certainly post mine - just don't tell my probation officer!

    What a sad occasion but a genuine pleasure it was to meet all of you.

    As I told Grapeshot, watching the goings-on in Virginia from a distance, I've always been impressed and curious about just who were some of the staunch rights activists were who made things happen in VA - on the street, in council chambers, and in the statehouse. To that end, I was going to go to an OC breakfast "sometime". Thanks again to Grapeshot for the encouragement to attend yesterday.

    I'm sorry for your, our, and each of their family's loss of both peter nap and skidmark, but I'm confident that the people each gentleman touched will carry their torches going forward.

    Sic semper tyrannis!

  20. #20
    Regular Member celticredneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Amelia County, virginia
    Posts
    169
    I'm sorry I missed it. I and my wife were planning on attending, but I got thrown off my 4 wheeler Friday afternoon and hurt my ribs. Even breathing hurts at times.
    You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out of office

  21. #21
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    634

    Deserved that...,

    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post


    can we take a collection up to buy one of these so they can put it on their OC'g wandering firearm, for a member who shall not be named?

    and pardon the pun, but just pulling your chain sidestreet, er, unnamed member !!

    ipse
    it was inexcusable, hopefully not unforgivable, thanks for taking care of it for me. I will happily, thankfully accept any of those nifty items that anyone would like to donate!!!

    Sorry to take so long to respond, just now getting back to some semblance of "normal!?!?".

    sidestreet

    Jeremiah 29:11-13

    we are not equal, we will never be equal, but we must be relentless.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •