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    Posted 9 years ago

    youngblood
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    Unfortuantley....7 collector cars that I owned along with a vast amount of collectibles, 2 Motorcycles, 2 travel trailers from the 60's all the tools I owned all burned in a garage fire on June 8, 2012. The fire absoulutly destroyed everything...the heat was so intense it did over $20,000 in damages to my house over 75 feet away. 1 of 2 things started the fire, either 1 of the motorcycles shorted out, or a battery tender hooked to the motorcycle shorted out. The fire marshal could narrow it down to the starting point but not the exact ignition.

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      I don't know what to say or do, I certainly don't love what happened.
      I will click Love it, in support of what you went through.
      You need all the love you can get.
    2. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Such a sad sight, again,sorry for you loss. Something I've seen too many times, but rarely with so many things of such sentimental value, and irreplaceable also.
    3. youngblood youngblood, 9 years ago
      Thank you pickerknows...you do understand again I say thank you. So many people say....it was just stuff, you can replace....but I can't. I would walk into that garage and see a piece of chrome that still had my dads fingerprint on it....and just sit and Gaze at it......just knowing that some of these cars would carry his legacy on to my kids and to their kids...not anymore. My dad past away 5/26/2011....I've "wished" him back a million times....but not once since this fire, would not want him to have to go through what I have..............
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Most welcome youngblood, thank goodness your house was spared major damage.
      People & cherished things can live for ever, as long as there is someone to remember them, your collection still lives on in your memories & all of those who had the chance to view it & admire it.

      Kind regards

      David
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      youngblood, sorry for your loss, you must be sick, I know it bothers me and they weren't mine. I can only imagine how you feel. The bright side is nobody was hurt and has David says, your house was spared major damage. Again SORRY for your loss and best wishes for a happier times ahead.
    6. youngblood youngblood, 9 years ago
      Thanks so much kerry10456...
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      And I'll bet the insurance only wanted to give you enough for a wax job on the vehicles.
    8. youngblood youngblood, 9 years ago
      @ blunderbuss...well my insurance companies were very fair. They did all they could and hated to see such a loss...
    9. youngblood youngblood, 9 years ago
      @ Phil thank you for your compassion. It is very hard to swallow....I only hope to educate people to the extent of if you haven't looked at your homowners policy in the last year Please talk to your agent Today !!! Take More pictures of everything you own !! If this ever happens to a person you have to inventory everything and pictures prove your items ! Thank you again for your compassion......
    10. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      So sad but your message about insurance is valid we just never know what nature can do :-(
    11. youngblood youngblood, 9 years ago
      Thanks so much for the Loves !! also, bellin68, bratjdd, manikin thanks for your comments and words of encouragement !
    12. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      I am very sorry for your loss and hope you will be able to rebuild at least one of those masterpieces. The legacy is still there my friend, now it needs your touch too. I wish you the best!!
    13. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Very sorry youngblood for your loss!

      Michael
    14. DavesCoolStuff DavesCoolStuff, 9 years ago
      Heartbreaking! I can only imagine what you're going through Youngblood, my heart sinks just looking at the pictures (and the 'before' pics too).
    15. youngblood youngblood, 9 years ago
      Thanks for your kind words tommy1002, offialfuel, & davescoolstuff, I did Keep the 1933 plymouth & the 1949 Lincoln. but both are so far gone I just cannot see what I can do to bring either of them back to life...the metal has no temper left the panels are so wavy and the rafters fell on top of them just didnt leave me much to work with. Thanks again, Chris
    16. Trey Trey, 8 years ago
      Sorry for your loss, I have a friend that had a Tornado come through his property and just destroyed his garage lots of things he and his dad collected lost. Insurance paid for everything because he took pictures of it all. My heart goes out to you from one collector to another.

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