Ralph Why Cubs ????

Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:25 am

First a little history
I am 52 years old this month . I am happily married to the same wife for 30 + years and have 2 Great boys age 14 and 16 :D

I am the number 6 child out of 12 and i am a twin (paternal) the same mother and father for all 12 of us :D i was raised on tennant farms and came up the hard way. My Mother cooked with a wood stove and we heated with wood untill 1970 :!: If you ate it you grew it or Killed it :!: when the dinner call went out you was quick to the table if ya wanted your share :lol:

i have raised tobacco by the acres . worked Beef operations worked dairy operations. and have done about all the type feild grain and produce tpye crops that are common to the kentucky area.

I owned and operated a Remodeling company for 20 years mostly remodeling turn of the century German built houses . For the U S Dept of Housing Restoring them back to their original state . And in doing so you had to be correct down to the most minute detaill which means you had to fabricate a lot of your materials on site. :roll:

i currently manage maintenance on a 375 unit manufactured housing community and enjoy my job as it also supplys me with a verry large shop and and a place to play with my cubs :wink:

i have had 27 cubs to date and have restored a good number of them sold a few in their work clothes and parted a few so others could make the legend live on :!:
Cubs are my Hobby and it is what keeps my sanity 8)

A lot of you have met me and i have met a lot ot you Fellas as i tell all new people i send to the Forum it is like a big family reunion when we get togather only better cause there ain't some of them bickering about what Susie or Billy said :wink:

Thanks to a Great bunch Glad to be a part of it :!:

Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:18 pm

Thanks for sharing for Ralph, nice to know you better!

Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:48 pm


I knew there had to be a master woodworker in there somewhere.... I felt the tickle :!: :arrow: :wink: :D :D

WOW :!: Boy, I know a lot of people who would give their eye teeth to do what you have done with those old German houses... me being one of em...

As for growin up.. I understand completely. I admire you for your steadfastness, your dedication to your wife and kids and to your roots... Good on You!

As for the feelin of family on this forum.. well my friend, you have contributed immensely to that feeling and you know what I mean...

Thanks for being here for me and for many of us.. I am proud to call you friend :!: BTW.. I will be 52 next month :!: :arrow: :wink: :lol: :lol: Thanks be to God :!: and I too am a twin - an Identical twin.. but not sure who claims responsiblilty Mom or Dad.. but I do know that my wife is responsible for our Twin Girls :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:29 pm

Folks...You'll travel many, many miles before you come across a MAN as FINE as RALPH NAPIER. I'm DARN PROUD to call him MY FRIEND, and just tickled pink to ever buy ANY PARTS FROM HIM :!: :wink: I NEVER EVER SEEN ANY OTHER MAN take apart a Cub SOoooo FAST :!: :shock: AND...I've NEVER EVER SEEN ANY OTHER MAN...PAINT A CUB SOooo NICE & PUT 'ER BACK TOGETHER SO FAST & THOROUGH.. :!: :wink: RALPH...I Guess By Now You Know YOU'RE TOPS IN Country's Book :!: :wink:

Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:58 pm

Thanks Y'all :{_}:

I do Feel Humble :||):
And i am proud to be a small part of this Fine Goup :!:

Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:47 pm

I meet Ralph for the first time this at Portland show :wink: 8) :D .
I would like to say that he's a small guy with a BIG HEART. :wink:

Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:06 am

i was looking forward to meeting ralph at the stonethrow cubfest this year but it didn't work out hopefully at the next one :wink: ralph my dad has told me stories about carrying a 22 rilfle to school leaving it in the closet and hunting on the way home.if you didn't kill anything there was no meat on the table that night :cry:

Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:53 am

you are so right about the family thing. I've never felt so apart of something so great ever in my life. I feel so thankful for each and every person that has been so open-armed to me as I've grown up these past 3 years that i've been on here.

Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:44 am

Rsalph when I met you at Georges in Jan it was obvious you are as nice in person as you are on the forum. It was a pleasure to meet you and your son como.
You are one the many reasons this forun is as nice as it is.