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Ostomy Memories of Sonny Barger

 
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AS I APPROACHED A CORNER on my morning walk, a big Harley passed in front of me from left to right and, once I reached the corner and turned, there it was pulled over up ahead.  The rider had stopped to light a cigarette.  It was Sonny Barger, founder of the Oakland Hells Angels.  “I thought you were dead,” I said.  “No, my bike was stripped down for a while,” he said, “but it’s up and running now.”  He was much older looking than the last time I’d seen him.  “Where you headed?” I asked.  “On my way back to Oakland,” said Barger, adding:  “I been checking on some of our subsidiary clubs.”  “I don’t mean to be picky,” I offered hesitantly, “but there really should be an apostrophe in Hell’s Angels.”  “You may miss it,” replied Barger, taking a long drag, “but we don’t.”  “Well,” I said, chastised, “if rules don’t apply to you guys, I guess that includes rules of grammar too.”  “Yeh, but we do have some rules,” he said, offended.    “No IV drugs,” he proclaimed, “no ex-cops, no blacks, and no prissy women.”  He tossed his cigarette out and cranked up his cycle with a great throaty roar.  “Gotta go, dude,” he said, and took off down the road, disappearing around a curve.  The throb of the Harley engine faded away slowly.  No prissy women, I thought to myself, and smiled.

 

His story is a great one to watch. 

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I would have asked if he ever got H.S. Thompson to get the angels that keg of beer. But then again it’s your memory and I like living! 

 

Not likely that any prissy women would want to hang out with the Angels anyway.  I'm glad you pointed out his punctuation error Henry!

 


delgrl525 wrote:

Not likely that any prissy women would want to hang out with the Angels anyway.  I'm glad you pointed out his punctuation error Henry!

I have found that being a 'grammar nazi' has its advantages... so long as I'm not with other people.



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HenryM wrote:

I have found that being a 'grammar nazi' has its advantages... so long as I'm not with other people.

Can I assume that the use of "it's advantages" was intentional?  I'm not sure you would be capable of making this mistake!?

 


delgrl525 wrote:

Can I assume that the use of "it's advantages" was intentional?  I'm not sure you would be capable of making this mistake!?

😂 

 
Four years ago here in Melbourne Henry, the one-time leader of the Australian chapter of the Hells Angels Chris “Ball Bearing” Coelho passed away. Ironically in a car accident. He had been a member of the Hells Angels for 42 years and reportedly once rode across America with your man Sonny Barger. As for apostrophes Henry, the rule in the printing trade was….."if in doubt leave ‘em out”! Keep well. V.J.
 


delgrl525 wrote:

Can I assume that the use of "it's advantages" was intentional?  I'm not sure you would be capable of making this mistake!?

Good for you, kid!  I didn't think anyone would see it.  You past, oops, passed the test.



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veejay wrote:

Four years ago here in Melbourne Henry, the one-time leader of the Australian chapter of the Hells Angels Chris “Ball Bearing” Coelho passed away. Ironically in a car accident. ...

That's a good rule in any venue.  If in doubt, don't.

 


HenryM wrote:

Good for you, kid!  I didn't think anyone would see it.  You past, oops, passed the test.

You were testing us, you scamp!?  Well, does this mean I can join the "grammar nazi" club?  I thought that the chances of you making this particular mistake on this particular post would stretch the bounds of believability!

Terry

 

Actually, I have my own "biker" story.  When my husband and I bought our first house, the previous owner was a single guy in his early thirties.  We could tell he was a biker because he had lots of the associated gear in the basement.  He also had a pitbull, although we didn't meet him, there were pictures of him throughout the house and an area in the back yard where he obviously was kept.  Several years after we moved in, we started reading and hearing stories about him in the news.  It turns out he was a Hells Angels member and he was involved in some pretty serious crimes  We lived in that house for eighteen years.  We just hoped that one of his enemies with evil intent didn't decide to pay him a visit without realizing he had moved.  Eventually he was shot to death while eating in a local restaurant.  I don't think anyone was ever arrested for his murder.

Terry

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