Tomorrow we’ll be hosting our 6th Annual Open House alongside Hoosier BMW from 10am-2pm! It seems like yesterday that we were planning our first one, all in hopes of thanking and showing our appreciation to those who allowed us to work on their bimmers. And that is exactly what we aim to do tomorrow, to say thank you to all those who keep us doing what we’re doing! We’ll be providing food and drinks, games and prizes, along with our show and shine car show and swap meet. If you follow us on Facebook, you probably saw that we’ve got Taco Lassi, a local food truck, lined up to provide lunch! Reggie and I tried Taco Lassi for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and fell in love with their unique spin on a classic street food. We can’t wait to share these flavors with all of you! Taco Lassi will be serving their fresh tacos and other unique treats from 11:00-1:00 this Saturday during the car show. Be sure to check them out!
Normally, this blog contains photos and stories about the bimmers and other vehicles that we work on. However, I’m going to share a very personal story, and as you read it, you’ll understand why.
Some of you may know that Reggie’s Mom, Patti, has been fighting stage 4 lung cancer since being diagnosed on her 74th birthday in November of 2009. Doctors told her that the odds were not in her favor, yet she persevered. After all, she had always been a strong person. Independent, driven, hard-working, creative, loving, hopeful. A dreamer, a lover of art, music, antiques, and anything unique. She was a wife, a nurse, an entrepreneur, and a mother to 3 wonderful children. With each passing year, her doctors were amazed as she continued to beat the odds that had been stacked so highly against her. They asked her what her secret was, and I remember her saying that she just did whatever she wanted to do! In December, she got to meet her new grandson, Remington, who was 3 months old.
After a long and hard fight, she passed peacefully early Tuesday morning with Reggie and his brother, Mike, by her side. Reggie’s Mom inspired, encouraged, and supported his entrepreneurial spirit. She taught Reggie the importance of ethics, values, and hard work. It is her life principles that have shaped him and guided him to where he is today.
We will always love and remember her. May she rest in peace.