A Motorcycle Trendsetter

Me, A Motorcycle TRENDSETTER?

I love motorcycles with sidecars!  Not that I’ve ever ridden in one, but talk to me here.  Aren’t sidecars adorable?  How I wish for one of those someday.  Sort of.  I have a scary thought of rounding a corner and hubby forgetting to allow room for the sidecar, and SNIP!  I’m a goner – cut right out of the picture.  Ha!  What a fun way to go, though, right?

God gave me a love for laughter.  How about you?  As I wrote my last post about our recent motorcycle trip, I laughed about what I must look like to other people.  (Here’s the trendsetter  part, y’all.)

Imagine this.  You’re having lunch at a restaurant.  You notice a woman exiting who is using a walking stick.  Through the window, you see her get on a motorcycle driven by her man.  She folds up her cane and rides away into the sunset.  Would that strike you as strange?  (I thought it might.  That was me.)

I began to joke about being a motorcycle mama trendsetter.  A trendsetter is a person who leads the way in fashion or ideas.  Well?  I think I qualify.  Do you agree?  🙂

Do you remember my friend, Cathy – my port-a-cath chemo port?  She’s still with me (and will probably be around for years to come).  It was appropriate to name her since she’s part of my body now.  I think it’s fitting to name the walking stick, as well, since it goes with me whenever I leave the house.  Any ideas for names?

My first thought was Rod.  Hubs and I joke about this boyfriend or that one.  Over the years we’ve referred to Ralph (pronounced Rälph, like we’re in Austria or Switzerland).  Hubby comments that he’s working to keep me in the lifestyle to which I’ve grown accustomed and to enable me to continue that lifestyle with my supposed boyfriend, Rälph, after hubby’s demise.  Ha – this man and his jokes!  There’s no truth at all to a boyfriend, y’all.  That is never  on my mind!  Heck, I haven’t finished training hubs yet.  Why would I want to start over again with another one?  NOT!

To finish the discussion of the Rod name, this Bible verse that brings me comfort comes to mind.

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.  Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.  (Psalms 23:4)

So, Rod  is God’s rod and staff, not mine.  If you carry a stick, God’s purpose for it is to protect and comfort us – to steady  us.  God guides our steps over unfamiliar terrain, new territory, and sometimes through darkness.  Do you see why I’m leaning toward Rod as the name for my stick?

Hubby immediately changed the name to Hot Rod.  Ha!  Of course.  (It must be a guy thing.)

Do you have other fun names to consider?  Some of you are very good at naming things.  So, please chime in with some goodies.  🙂


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  • Roxanne

    Do you remember the old PBS cooking show “Two Fat Ladies”? They were from Glasgow and rode around in a motorcycle with a sidecar and were hilarious! I love Hot Rod, I think that is a winner! My big black orthopaedic boot was named Thor, it sounded powerful to me and we went steady for about 5 months. Have a GREAT weekend, Kim.

    • Kim

      Yes! My daughter and I loved that show, and I think about those baking sisters every time I see a sidecar MC. Thanks for the laugh about your steady date Thor! I’ll tally up a vote for Hot Rod. Happy weekend to you and yours! 🙂

  • Pam Richardson

    Kim, I can tell that you are fully embracing the scripture, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” I like Hot Rod! Have a wonderful week-end! Love and prayers sweet friend!

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