“Honoring our Past, Protecting our Future.”
June 10-24, 2019.
Honor someone special in your life by joining or supporting the Lineage Ride 2019.
Ride in honor of a friend, hero, family member, or someone who helped you become who you are today. Riders will raise $500 as a buy-in donation.
Departing Castle Rock, Colorado, West to the ocean, North to Washington state, spending three nights in Leavenworth, Washington where we will have the memorial slideshow presentation, east to Glacier National Park, south through Yellowstone, back to Castle Rock, Colorado.
All proceeds will benefit Able Nation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to protecting our nation’s children by providing necessary training and gear in preparation for active shooter attacks in schools and churches.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I ride for my mother and father, team Pinkham, and here is their story.
I am the son of Charles and Sarah Pinkham, who as a team raised a family of three and both provided and loved us to the best of their ability. My father was born in 1897 in a small Iowa town. His father left the family when he was three, resulting in him being raised by his grandparents on a farm. He loved football, became a quarterback, and survived his early years. He was called up in WW1, was sent to the internment station, where he and many others contracted the deadly Spanish Flu in 1917. He was sent home to die or recuperate. By the time he did regain his health, it was late in the war and he was not called back up. He went on to pharmacy school in Des Moines and graduated in 1922. After graduation he moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa and began his career as a pharmacist. He met his first wife and started a family with two children. Buela, his wife, died in 1943 of leukemia.
My mother, Sarah, was born in Pittsburg in 1913 and one of two daughters born to immigrants from south Wales. She grew up, went to Pitt, where she received a Master of Education. In 1942 her father wanted one of the daughters to join the war effort, and since she was the oldest, she joined the Navy as an Ensign. She ended up stationed in Cedar Falls at the Iowa State Teachers College as an instructor teaching Waves business skills, so that the men would be released to serve on ships. In 1944 she met my father who was working the soda fountain at night. The town was full of woman, but not many men, especially those so adept at finding liquor. They spun up their magic and were married in 1945 at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago. Thus, they began a second family of three kids over the next seven years.
In 1950 they started a sporting goods business and poured all they had into it. We grew up as a family joining into that effort, loving our town, our boat on the Cedar River, our cook outs in the picnic house, going to school (K through college graduation on the same college campus), and the simple small-town life of Cedar Falls. They gave us all we needed to succeed. I honor and love you Mom and Dad. I hope this foundation serves our children, and now grandchildren, and generations to come. What we do, and how we do it, makes a difference. Make a difference in someone's life!!
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1. Click "Join the Ride" above.
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