Christmas Party – December 3, 2022

It was an overcast, rainy day but it did not dampen the spirits of those that gathered for the Annual Honk Rattle and Roll Christmas Gathering.  St. Paul Episcopal Church located in Murfreesboro graciously opened its doors allowing us to gather at no cost to the club.  Many club members arrived early Friday and Saturday to setup tables, decorate the room in preparation of 60 club members which attended the gathering, starting at 5:00 PM, Saturday, Dec 3.  We had a wide variety of delicious food such as fried chicken, sliced ham, appetizers, large variety vegetables and casserole’s, covering tables about 24 feet in length.  Then there was the dessert tables stretching about 16 feet covered with such a wide variety of cakes, pies, brownies, cookies and more. Then there were beverages galore to satisfy every desire.

We had about a dozen door prizes ranging from books, Christmas decor, tools and more.  Each table had a center piece one large and one small with the oldest person at each table taking home the large and the small went to the youngest. As part of the festivity, the group performed a few Christmas songs to get the Christmas spirits flowing.  The Christmas spirit of giving was also present with the HR&R covering a large table with warm gloves and stocking caps, all donated to help those in our community in need of some assistance.  Moreover, of course enough cannot be said of the fellowship, smiles and laughter shared by the group.

Our club owns a big “Thank you and Job Well Done” to Paul and Melanie Collins for their work in putting this awesome party together, Janet Fulton and Cindy Jones as greeters at the door, David Huskey for the asking God’s blessing for our great meal, Melanie Collins for leading the Christmas songs and providing an fun Christmas game with prizes, Bruce and Alice Gibson for the slide presentation and music, Arleen Timbs for the photography, Tom Collins for chairing the business meeting  and everyone who came early on Friday and helped on Saturday with setup and clean-up. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Dine Out – November 8, 2022

As usual, our HR&R car club  members came out in number to enjoy a fun evening of food, fellowship, and birthday celebrations at Toot’s in Murfreesboro. Thirty members of our club enjoyed a great time thanks to the hard work and dedication of Kathy Warlick, who planned and organized our special accommodations at Toots, and special thanks to Cindy Jones and Janet Fulton for their part in making this a really memorable event!

Driving Tour – October 12, 2022 – America’s Senior Heroes’ ’22 Appreciation Tour

HRR’s wrap up tour for the 2022 season, America’s Senior Hero’s ’22 Appreciation Tour, was a triple treat. It began with a visit to Charlie’s Custom Creations and Machines in Murfreesboro, where the group was given an insider’s view of the in’s and out’s of the custom fabrication process used to create show stopping rods capable of supercar speeds. Especially impressive was their use of 3-D printing to fabricate grills and other car parts. 

 Next, the tour followed scenic backroads for lunch at the Barrell House II BBQ restaurant located on the premises of the Nearest Green Distillery just on the outskirts of Shelbyville.  This tour member gives it a four Michelin star rating in the BBQ category.   It would have received five stars if they had toothpicks at the register.  The highlight of the lunch was Cindy Jones conducting the 50/50 raffle just as she and Rick had done for so many years.    

Finally, the tour swung by assisted living facilities in the Shelbyville area.  As has been the case in years past, the residents were enthusiastic and extremely grateful for the classic car parade in their honor.  The tour was held up for about 10 minutes at the last stop to allow the residents to finish their bingo game.   This leg of the tour was especially meaningful since it was scheduled as our May event but had to be cancelled due to the weather forecast.   Thanks to Greg Faulk and Sally McKay for organizing the tour.   An extra loud shout out goes to Russ and Pat Barnes for mapping out a pastoral tour route and dealing with the logistics of creating a time table involving a rod shop, a restaurant and three assisted living facilities.   The club should consider giving them a bottle of Nearest Green’s finest.

Dine Out – August 9, 2022 – 615 District

On Aug 9 we gathered at 615 District with a gathering of about 40.

 We enjoyed “soul food” along with other menu traditions. A great time of fellowship was had by all as we “Honked, Rattled, and Rolled.”

Special Thanks to our Dine-Out Specialist and superb Planner: Kathy Warlick!

Dine Out – July 12, 2022 – BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

                                                        Another Great Evening Out

There were lots of great food choices and lots of great Honk, Rattle, and Roll Club Members to enjoy the wonderful food, meeting new club members, catching-up on the latest happenings and just having a fun evening dining-out at BJ’s Brewery last Tuesday.

Forty-nine club members and their friends enjoyed Brewhouse Phillies, Bistro Burger, Grilled Chicken Alfredo, followed by a Salted Caramel Pizookie! BJ’s is a great place to meet and eat!

Our club was blessed to welcome first time new members, Mike and Chris Amoroso, to our gatherings. Also, we welcomed back to the fold, John and Martha Worley. We were thrilled to see John back after a long stint in the hospital!

Special Thanks to Kathy Warlick for her time and effort in making all the BJ arrangements and a special thanks to Arleen Timbs, our awesome photographer!


March 12 Driving Tour – We Made “Lemonade”

The weather was not the most cooperative this Saturday….  not that we got the 3 to 6 inches that were “possible” according to the forecasters.  But……

we did get enough of a “skiff” of snow that it made the roads a bit less than desirable.

We had a low turn-out at Loafers Glory that morning, but 14 folks enjoyed the hot fireplace, hot coffee and conversations before the decision was made to postpone the Falcon Rest Mansion cruise until a later date.  Hopefully the weather will be much better and more folks can join in for the day!  Perhaps it wall be at a time when the gardens will be in full bloom and glory.

As we were already gathered, we decided to head on over to the Boulevard Bar and Grill for more conversations and lunch.  After a good time there, we all headed on our separate ways.

HRR Dine Out – November 9, 2021

WOW- Another good Dine Out Night- our last one for 2021

 We had 60 people in attendance –  Beautiful Weather –  Outdoor & Indoor Fires –  Great Conversations –   lots of Food. 

There was a never-ending supply of hotdogs cooked by chef Michael Barrett, two large cakes were devoured- a Veteran Cake and a Birthday Cake for Tom Collins and many potluck dishes!

Many thanks to all of you that attended. Our gatherings are only successful when you attend!!!!! Thanks for the large turnout.