Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays from F&S Collision Repair Center! 

Come in today for a free estimate on your vehicle damage.  We have the fastest turn-around time in town, and we can get your car fixed in no time at all! From hail damage to fender benders to custom paint jobs, we are your number one source for auto body repair!

Friday, December 21, 2012

We are open today until noon, and we will re-open next Wednesday! Happy Holidays!

-F&S Collision Repair Staff

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Day in the Shop

Bryan and Eric inspecting the undercarriage

Firefighters are sometimes the unsung heroes in a community. They don't have their own comic books, they don't wear capes, and "Da-dada-DAA" theme music doesn't blast out the siren speakers on route to a rescue. However, firefighters are always there, day and night, to come save families from fires and cats from trees no matter what. It's nice, once in a while, to be reminded how necessary some people are to us...and we to them. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor


I was born in a small town in the mid-west or was it a large city back east?
I can’t remember anymore.
Did you know me then?
I remember getting the chores done so I could go to the Saturday matinee or was it the baseball game.
I can’t remember anymore.
Did you know me then?
I remember the depression of the 1930’s and Papa working so hard to care for the family,
Anyway he could with odd jobs. I especially remember Mama making ends meet.
Papa was stern with the family but, Mama sweet Mama , what an angel she was.
Did you know me then?
I remember the swimming hole that we swam in, the bicycle rides, the picnics.
Did you know me then?
I remember school, Boy, do I remember School. I remember the soda shop and the good times after school.
I remember Mary the girl next door or was it Sue the girl I met at the dance.
I can’t remember anymore.
Did you know me then?
I remember people talking about the war in Europe,
But we’re in America why worry about what’s going on there.
This is America, the land of opportunity. We would never get involved in their problems.
Did you know me then?
I remember my brother Bob and I enlisting in the Navy together.
I remember Mama insisting that we serve on the same ship together, so we could take care of each other.
Did you know us then?
I remember our being assigned to the battleship USS Arizona, she was a beautiful sight to behold.
I remember when we were told we were to be home ported in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu.
Wow! Hula girls, grass skirts, beautiful beaches. Paradise, a dream come true.
Did you know us then?
I remember December 6, we all went to Bloch Arena to watch the battle of the music competition.
The music played by the bands was great.
Did you know us then?
I remember Sunday, December 7, not too much going on, just lying around.
Then that thundering noise that broke the Sunday morning quiet. It sounded like hundreds of aircraft.
I remember the explosion, my breath and whole being taken away from me.
Did you know me then?
I can hear Mama crying, Papa hasn’t cried yet.
I want to tell him “It’s ok to cry , Papa, every tear is a prayer”
We’ve been home ported here for a very long time.
I can see our buddies aboard other ships saluting as they pass by. I hope they see me returning their salute.
Do they know me?
My buddies and I are really at peace now. Pray for us!
Did you know me?
Then if you knew us, remember us always.
– John Vierra, Park Ranger, USS Arizona Memorial