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Old 03-02-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Rella's house burned to the ground this morning

I got a call from Jeaneace, Rella's (of Rella's Roadside Cafe in Hacker Valley, WV) daughter saying that Rella's house burned to the ground this morning.

She's okay for she had just gone up to the diner when it started.

I'll fill ya'll in later this morning.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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Truly sorry to hear this news. Keep us posted.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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Truly sorry to hear this news. Keep us posted.
Will do, and I have an idea that may help her out.

Will post later. I've been welding since 5:00 on a home project and I am pooped.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:57 AM   #4
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Time for "Rella-Vous II"?

I was planning to go out for a ride this afternoon - now I know the destination. I'll try to get more info and photos if possible. I'll see what she needs and get a mailing address.

Oh, yeah, I'll need to stop at the bank to get some cash for the contribution kitty I'm sure is going to materialize.

Thanks for letting us know, Guy. Our prayers are with Rella.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:06 AM   #5
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Time for "Rella-Vous II"?

I was planning to go out for a ride this afternoon - now I know the destination. I'll try to get more info and photos if possible. I'll see what she needs and get a mailing address.

Oh, yeah, I'll need to stop at the bank to get some cash for the contribution kitty I'm sure is going to materialize.

Thanks for letting us know, Guy. Our prayers are with Rella.
Prayers are definately being sent. Jeaneace also shared with me that Rella's other daughter, the one she mentioned when we were there that had cancer/Lukemia, passed away in November.

While I know it would be appreciated, I'm not sure money would do her any good at this point. Presently she's staying with Jeaneace. I'm thinking of a more permanent solution, but it would take the effort of a lot of people... and even then it may not work.

I was thinking of having as many as possible apply for help from the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition folks..... and that's where your, or anyone's, pictures could come in handy. They require it when applying:

http://abc.go.com/shows/extreme-make...-edition/apply

Let's see if we can develop a game plan for this.

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Old 03-03-2011, 04:25 AM   #6
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UPDATE: I just talked to Rella (Thursday 7:15am) and she is fine. She will be living with Jeaneace until she gets a small trailer to replace hers. She had a little bit of insurance - enough to make a down payment on a small trailer. She lost everything - clothes, furniture, family keepsakes, and even her dog, but she is thankful (and so are we) that she is safe.

She said the local church and community have come forth to bring clothes and supplies, so she is in good hands for now.

Like Guy said, let's look at something to help long-term. She mentioned that she may need help getting her new trailer set up. I told her I thought there would be a lot of ADV riders willing to help out, but she may need to feed them. She laughed and said that would be a fair deal.

She will be out of town today (Thursday) getting the estate settled from her daughter, so I will not be going there today.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:32 AM   #7
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UPDATE: I just talked to Rella (Thursday 7:15am) and she is fine. She will be living with Jeaneace until she gets a small trailer to replace hers. She had a little bit of insurance - enough to make a down payment on a small trailer. She lost everything - clothes, furniture, family keepsakes, and even her dog, but she is thankful (and so are we) that she is safe.

She said the local church and community have come forth to bring clothes and supplies, so she is in good hands for now.

Like Guy said, let's look at something to help long-term. She mentioned that she may need help getting her new trailer set up. I told her I thought there would be a lot of ADV riders willing to help out, but she may need to feed them. She laughed and said that would be a fair deal.

She will be out of town today (Thursday) getting the estate settled from her daughter, so I will not be going there today.
Mike - glad you have already talked to her. Not knowing when you were planning on heading over, I was going to tell you that she wasn't going to be there this afternoon.

I was pretty much going to pass along what you just did, but I was just too pooped (way) earlier this morning from playing steelworker.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:36 AM   #8
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Sorry to here about Rella. As soon as there's a plan let us all know. More than willing to help out however I can.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:31 AM   #9
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Wow, that's terrible.

What a great family, and you're a part of it the second you walk in the door.

In for whatever someone comes up with.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:39 AM   #10
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Oh NO! That is so sad. I appreciate you sharing and I hope the "community" here can do whatever possible to ease her pain. Glad to hear she is okay too.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:47 AM   #11
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Oh NO! That is so sad. I appreciate you sharing and I hope the "community" here can do whatever possible to ease her pain. Glad to hear she is okay too.
Mike, please make sure your dad is aware of this. I'm sure he'd want to know.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:49 AM   #12
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I've done the Habitat and other non-profit build thing several times and a lot can be done in a weekend or two. Maybe Guy or someone who talks to her can get a sense of what she needs? If the trailer is good, skirting/insulation, deck, ramp, landscaping, painting, etc. would be nice 'amenities' to offer.

Consider me 'in' for any such projects. I can also provide drawings if larger things are planned (or permits required).
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:54 AM   #13
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I've done the Habitat and other non-profit build thing several times and a lot can be done in a weekend or two. Maybe Guy or someone who talks to her can get a sense of what she needs? If the trailer is good, skirting/insulation, deck, ramp, landscaping, painting, etc. would be nice 'amenities' to offer.

Consider me 'in' for any such projects. I can also provide drawings if larger things are planned (or permits required).
I talked to her briefly this morning, but didn't get too much more than Mike has already provided. Someone had come in to talk to her and I didn't want to interrupt. One of us will be talking with her again to try and find out exactly what's going to be needed.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:32 AM   #14
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Thanks for energizing the ADV community to help Rella. So sad to hear of her misfortune. Also, so sad to hear her other daughter died. Wish we had known that.
Now its time for the ADV bunch to rally for her. I am "in" for whatever develops.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #15
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...Rella's house burned to the ground this morning...
That's horrible!
God be with her.
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