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Old 11-01-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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Buy an Alpine - Get a wife!

For many months, as long-time readers know, I never hesitated to offer my great wisdom on this forum even though I did not own an Alpine-- nor any other motorhome for that matter. But it was important to keep Ted honest and, besides, I intended to eventually buy an Alpine, even to the point of having one built for me-- which did not work out when my property did not sell.

When Dan Richins offered his 01 for sale last April I was suddenly a proud Alpine owner. My plan at that time was to wander a bit and continue recovering from losing my wife of 48 years to cancer in 05. Then my life took a turn. I was introduced to a woman whose daughter and husband were going to buy some other acreage I was selling. I mentioned that I was flying to Phoenix to drive the Richin Alpine back to Portland. She mentioned she had never been to the great southwest. I invited her to fly down and ride back with me-- which she did.

Well, we have been traveling together ever since and now we are married. As soon as her house sells, we are on the road again. So thanks Dan. Thanks Lindsay H, who tried so hard to sell to sell me an Alpine. Thanks also to Burk, who spent his July 4th giving my sister and I a personal tour of the factory. Thanks to all the guys at Uhlmann RV who taught me a lot about Alpines.

And thanks to everyone on this forum who help continue the Alpine dream. See you down the road.

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Old 11-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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Congratulations Norm ON the new coach And New Wife.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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Congrats!

I guess I should have bought an Alpine!
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Congratulations to you the Mrs. and the Alpine.
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Congratulations!

Norm, congratulations to both of you and we hope that the new wife has some clue as to what she has signed on for.
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH AGAIN AND THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR OBVIOUSLY VERY TOLERANT NEW WIFE IN YOUR NEW ADVENTURES!!!!!.
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Congrats to you and The Mrs. and Thanks for such a happy story. Life does go on...
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Congrats. You deserve it!!! We hope to see you at a rally. We can talk about Ted III.

Now the big question. If Patty and I buy a new Alpine, do I get TWO wives?
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Congrats. You deserve it!!! We hope to see you at a rally. We can talk about Ted III.

Now the big question. If Patty and I buy a new Alpine, do I get TWO wives?
Having met Patty, I suspect the answer is no.
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OC - Congratulations - Hope you have many happy miles with both the wife and the Alpine. We are now in the desert SW - Las Vegas - and headed east to Florida in our Alpine. I highly recommend long lazy days in the RV to overcome any disparity that life throws at you. There is a book in their someplace, I want an advanced copy please.
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What a great story Norm. Congratulations!
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Congratulations to you Norm and the new Mrs. Norm! Many happy rving miles to both of you! What a wonderful story.
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Great story, congrats to you and your new life partner.

Many miles of fun to you
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Congrats. You deserve it!!! We hope to see you at a rally. We can talk about Ted III.

Now the big question. If Patty and I buy a new Alpine, do I get TWO wives?
Why in the world would you possibly want TWO??

I can not manage the ONE I have, yet alone TWO..
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Norm- Obviously what many of us lack in ordinary masculine pheromones, we make up for in coach appeal. Annie would have left me long ago if not for the Coach.
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