A Gift from Heaven

by Lynette Greenwald
(Saginaw, MI USA)

Me and My Freebie

Me and My Freebie

My father passed away three months before I was born and he was really big into Motorcycles. He even attended Harley Davidson service school in Milwaukee, WI and him and my uncle owned a motorcycle shop. So I had always wanted a motorcycle but could never afford one. So on my birthday in 2002 my ex-husband bought me a raffle ticket for my birthday. He told me he had $17.00 so if I had $3.00 he'd buy me a ticket because they were $20.00. So I gave him the $3.00 and he bought me a ticket. As we were leaving the bar where the bike was being raffled he said don't you even want to look at the bike. So I went back in and looked it over and said it kind of looks like me don't it. It was a 1985 Sportster. So to my surprise, a few hours later my phone rang and the caller ID said Bob's Bar. I expected it to be my ex-husbands friends looking for him, but the man on the phone asked for me. He said this is Dan from Bob's and I asked did I win that bike and he said yes. I said are you messing with me and he said no it's yours, you won. I wasn't really sure if this was for real or not so we went up to the Bar. I was given a title, a manual and a key. It was a nasty rainy evening, my ex-husband asked me so now what do you want to do, I said take it home. He said it's raining outside. I said I don't want to leave it in a bar full of drunks and he said it's been sitting here for three months. And I told him well I've owned it for 20 minutes and were taking it home. So I won a Harley Davidson on my birthday and truly believe it was a gift from my dad up in heaven.

Two years earlier my girlfriend's dad had bought her a bike and she asked me to take the safety course with her to get her endorsement, so I did. So therefore when I won the bike I already had my endorsement. So I've been riding now for 8 years and love every minute of it.

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Mar 27, 2010
Awesome Story!
by: Anonymous

Your story brought tears to my eyes! My Daddy died November 22nd, 2008. Last August, I got my motorcycle license. A few days ago, I purchased my first motorcycle, a 1984 Suzuki GS400e. I wish my Daddy was here! I wonder how he would feel about me riding. A few days before his funeral, my Mom told me that when she was pregnant with me, my Dad took *her* for a ride on *his* motorcycle! My first ride on a motorcycle and I wasn't even born yet! I wish Daddy was here!

I sincerely hope your bike brings you years of pleasure!

Take care and ride safe!

Mar 11, 2010
Special Dads
by: Anonymous

Looks like you're born to ride. Great story.

Aren't dads special? Be safe!

Feb 27, 2010
Good for You Girl!
by: sheila david

Dad's have a way with still taking care of their daughters from the other side.... : )

Feb 23, 2010
Really Nice X-Husband!
by: Anonymous

And a whole lot of luck, too!

Feb 12, 2010
Nice Story
by: Lynn

Very nice story! Thoughtful ex-husband too. You are right, the bike looks like it was meant for you! Nothing like riding your own motorcycle!

Feb 12, 2010
That's Awesome!
by: Tracie

I truly believe our loved ones Do look over us...Bet your Daddy is mighty proud to watch his little girl cruising down the road on a Harley.

My Daddy is watching me from above I think they may be our guardian angels. My Hubby encouraged me to learn through the safety course too - What a Gift to have the freedom to ride your bike down a curvy country roads away from the hustle and bustle...huh? God Bless & stay safe.

Feb 12, 2010
Good for You Gurl!!!
by: Princess Purple

What a great story....I think your Dad had a hand in that one.....*s*

Feb 11, 2010
Good for You!
by: Sly

What a wonderful story. You are a good writer, I really got into it! Couldn't put it down! LOL

Happy riding to you!

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