Saturday, January 31, 2015

Toy Workshop Jan 31, 2015 / Remembering Larry

Attendees today included Grant Coffin, Julian Wigen, Ed Pike, Frank DiCesare, Lon Gose, Darwin Buus, Al Oines, Richard Rasmussen, Gary Graves, Rick Weisbeck, and Kathie and Bob Buchanan.

The name of the game today was TRACING - Day 2.

Today's workshop was the second held in 2015.  We continued last week's workshop theme as we started TRACING - Day 2.  Today we showed what the training curve is all about, and traced 649 toys on 2" material, and 60 critters on 1" material.  After today's efforts, we will need to trace about 250 more vehicles/toys on 2 inch and 1 inch material for 2015.  This means that as of today, we have traced about 2/3 of the traceable toys needed for the year.

This has been the easy part.  After this, the fun will really begin.

Today's tracing efforts included the following standard toys:  Tugboat hulls, Racers (Large), Oldies (Large), Ameba cars, C-Cars, Locomotives, Oldies (Medium), Small Cars, Crayon Vans, and critters for bags.  Also traced were a few toys from the research and development department (R&D) including a new helicopter and Extra Large Oldies.

Larry Borg (1941 - 2015)

Today our hearts go out to the family of Larry Borg.  Larry (the retired Veterinarian) was making wheels for locomotives up until about ten days ago.  He had been diagnosed with Leukemia back in Dec 2013.  He and Barb battled for over a year with month long treatment/trips to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Larry put up a heroic fight, but the disease was relentless, and Larry passed away on Jan 29th, 2015.  We'll miss you Larry.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial for Dr. Larry Borg has been established for Leukemia Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, c/o Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905 (please write Leukemia Research in memory of Dr. Larry A. Borg on the memo line) or you can donate online at  Dr. Borg’s online guestbook is available for friends and family to sign at


For more information, contact Bob Buchanan at (605) 348-2865 or Rick Weisbeck at (605) 431-7375.  Or go to our website at


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