May 2015 Northwest Chapter BOA Meeting

The Northwest Area BOA May meeting took place at Cheryl Miskell’s house, in Marble Falls. Dale called the meeting to order and thanked Cheryl for hosting. Dale thanked Mark Morrow for his remarkable demonstration of how to make a cutlass. ( Separate website post, TH.)

BOA members in attendance at this May 9th meeting included Dale Custer, Tom Bates, James Brantley, Joe Doster, Harold Enlow, Clyde Foster, Robert Fox, Keith Heffelfinger, Lynda Heffelfinger, Sam Hibbs, Gary Lee, Bob Lock, Nathan Low, Steve Low, Robert Meuser, Cheryl Miskell, Mark Morrow, Bob Patrick, John Peterson, Elmer Poston, Judi Sartwell, Sonny Sartwell, Hardy Todd, Ron Wells, and Ross Wilkinson. Guests included Ross Wilkinson’s family, Bertie Wells, Phylicia McUmber, Frankie Brantley, Brayden Low, Dean Hamilton, Garrett Manley, and David Kernodle. We had a total of thirty-six people at this meeting!

Dale reminded members that the June meeting will be at Rusty Wheels on June 13. Set up will be at noon on Friday, June 12. Please join Ron Wells on Friday at noon to help set up. The trade item is a trivet.

The July meeting will be at Robert Meuser’s home. Trade item is a spoon. Robert lives in Mountain Home.

Robert Meuser presented Ron Wells with a poem he wrote in recognition of Ron’s selfless contributions as Coal Meister for BOA. Ron Wells said he very much appreciates the recognition.

OUR COAL MEISTER COMETH
© Robert Meuser
5/8/2015
Listen my blacksmiths
And you shall hear
About our coal meister
We hold so dear

He trucks to Oklahoma
Through rain or snow
When we need coal
He’s raring to go

He digs with his shovel
In coal so black
Dumps fifty pounds
In an old feed sack

He secures the bag
With a wire tie
Then brings it to the meetings
For you and I

We thank you Ron Wells
From the bottom of our hearts
We think you’re the best
You’re a good old fart

Ron Wells

(Per Ron Wells, David Kernodle has joined BOA via a mailed application.)

Stosh has a long gas forge for sale.

Cheryl Miskell, NWBOA Secretary

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