for the past week i have been really busy helping Amber, my 2 sons mother, with her terrible situation. her husband Joe "Joe Bob" Beier's life was takes at the bar at 21st and california. there have been some really hectic days since then. on top of that i lost my job just the day before and have been walkin to her house to help. she has been left w/ 4 children and no source of income because he provided for the house with the car lot that got taken from her by dirty dealin people. i do all i can & so does Chris (her middle boy's dad). just a bad situation all the way around. anyway.... Tom has been tryin to get ahold of me all this time but we could never find a time to meet up. we met up today so he could give me a couple poles to replace the poles that got stolen recently 1 being my son Leeland's. we (Lucky, Pete & I) get to Tom's house and had a great BS session bout fishin no less. after about 30 min or so he goes to give me the "couple poles" and picks up this bundle of rods & reels. i tried to tell him i cant take all them and he told me i could in a way that i knew i wasnt gonna be able to argue with him on it. he is a good size ol boy :crazy:. after we get them poles in the truck he then starts pickin up other items that he says im gonna take too. i'll tell you what.... i have not been treated like that in quite some time. he went above and beyond on "bein nice". Tom, i cant explain how much i appreciate what you gave to me today. i know Leeland will be elated to know he has more than 1 fishin pole now. you have brightened up a dark time for us. again, the most sincere THANK YOU possible goes out to you.