Henry White Remembered
|Carol with Domino on the left, Henry's favorite rabbit, and Hunny Bunny on the right.|
Carol White says,
A little history on our lives together... I was 12 and he 14 when our families first became acquainted. My brother was dating Henry's sister. Then, when I was fifteen, we hit it off and our romance began. That was 50 years ago. (Wow, does that make me feel old! )
As you know, he supported first Laura and then me in our love of rabbits and showing. And he was delighted when I gave him the BOB pin that Domino won for him at WCC.
Henry was an accomplished musician starting at a very young age. His current occupation in the tech industry was one of managing and directing employees with a gentle and positive manner, and it earned him the admiration and love of many.
Besides his family, Henry's other love was Boy Scouts, San Bruno Troop 72 in particular. He spent 25 years, first as a father, and then as a leader/Scout Master. He was dedicated to the boys and their families.
I've attached the invitation for the Celebration.
|Carol with Domino on the left, Henry's favorite rabbit, and Hunny Bunny on the right.|
|In youth show B, judge Carol G. picks Taylor's Polish as the Best In Show.|
|Emily's Holland Lop gets the youth Reserve In Show from judge Carol G. The same rabbit was the youth Best In Show winner in show A under judge Randy.|
|In youth show C, judges Melissa picks Emily's Mini Rex as the Best In Show. The same rabbit also won the Reserve In Show in show A picked by judge Randy.|
|Erica's Californian is the youth Reserve In Show winner in show C under judge Melissa.|
|In open show A, judge Joe Lugo picks Randy's Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show and Betty's English Angora as the Reserve In Show.|
|In show B, judge Armando selects Randy's Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show, Dave and Trina's English Lop gets the Reserve In Show.|
|Judge Justin takes a break from fire-fighting to judge the triple show. His choice of Best In Show is again Randy's Netherland Dwarf and Betty's English Angora.|
We don't need to point out that Randy's Netherland Dwarf is the biggest winner of the day.
|Broken senior buck, Best of Breed, the AFL National Show.|
|Solid senior doe, Best Opposite Sex of the Breed, the AFL National Show.|
|Broken senior doe, Best Opposite Sex of Variety, the AFL National Show.|
|Solid senior buck, Best Opposite of Variety, the AFL National Show.|
|At the Watsonville show, Betty has an unusual visit from Lisa and her family. Photo shows Betty with Lisa and her son Ethan. This is the first time that Lisa and her family was exposed to a rabbit show, everything is a first especially for the curious 7-year-old Ethan. She is a senior V.P. at the Charles Schwab brokerage company. Lisa's family name is the same as Betty's but no relation.|
The rabbit in the photo is handsome boy Chu's Mackie.
|In open show A, judge Scott R. is examining an English Angora white senior doe.|
|In show B, judge Allen is working on the English Angora colored senior doe class.|
|In the NCAG specialty show, the young English Angora junior doe is putting a smile on judge Carol G's face as well as on Julie's face. While the matured rabbits are usually the winners in the show, the babies are the future and their presence makes people happy.|
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|Kendall tried the "Destruction Derby" for the first time and guess what? She won her division and received a trophy and $600 prize!!!!|
For more of Kendall's adventure into the destruction derby, read the following news report:
Destruction derby a smashing success
The premise for the evening’s events was simple. Take your vehicle out and smash your opponents to pieces. The last vehicle moving amongst the remnants wins.
The evening of July 15 featured four categories. They had a truck division, an open division, a powder puff division, and lastly the grand finale a motor home division.
The women didn’t pull any punches in the powder puff event, and went right at each other. Once the green flag was hoisted the brawl was on.
Featured in the powder puff division were two local women. Recent Patterson High School graduate Haley Schilp participated in her 1976 Cordova. Haley Schilp has been racing for two years, and her derby car is a product of her high school prep project. Schilp won this event two years ago when she was just 16 in her first derby ever.
Kendall Green who is a teacher at Patterson High School decided to give the destruction derby a shot at the last minute. “We just decided to do this like two hours before the competition” Green said.
Green was given the opportunity to race by Dan Hicks who won the previous night, and decided to let Green borrow his car that was still in good condition. This turned out to be fortuitous for Green who went on to win the powder puff division in her first event ever.
After the race Green was asked what her favorite part about the event was which she replied; “Getting to hit other people”. The impulsive decision to join the event reaped a first place finish for the novice driver.
Schilp was cut short on her end when her engine gave out halfway through the grinding event after her front end was delivered some rough bashes. “Well it kind of caught on fire. My car wouldn’t start it was dead. So I couldn’t really do anything” said Schilp. Schilp was forced to waive the white flag signaling to the other drivers that she was resigning.
The signature moment of the powder puff event belonged to Turlock’s Cheyenne Cabral who rebounded from what looked like an early exit. Early in the derby Cabral’s car took a bruising blow. The front left wheel was completely tilted almost looking unhinged from the axle.
Everyone in the arena discounted Cabral’s No. 11 car. All signs pointed to her waiving the white flag, but Cabral never waivered continuing to try and resurrect her car. Miraculously she was able to bend the tire back in place after throttling her car back and forth, and jumped right back into the action.
This enduring show from Cabral immediately astonished and riled up the crowd. This stubbornness earned her a hard fought crowd pleasing second place finish behind the green hand driver of the event Kendall Green.
The crowd favorite event was saved for last. For the first time ever at the Turlock Lions Club Destruction Derby the motor home division was introduced. The division played host to the most mechanical carnage and memorable moments of the evening. These slow and heavy punchers left debris scattered all over the arena.
Parts that no other category could produce started flying off the motor homes such as couches, stoves, cabinets, and perhaps the most humorous a toilet left in the wake of their impactful collisions. Whether by design or out of forgetfulness these items were left in only to be dislodged or launched out much to the adoration of the spectators.
The last motor home standing was No. 43 Kurtis VanFoekn who outlasted the other vehicles in a slugfest. Van Foekn double dipped on the evening winning the truck category also.
In the open division category Number 54 Joe Lawrence took home first place beating up seven other competitors.
The event was hosted by the Turlock Lions Club in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Fair. The Turlock Lions Club hosts the event every year at the fair, and has been a mainstay at the fairgrounds for decades delivering quality smash filled destruction derby spectacles for locals to enjoy.
Read more: Patterson Irrigator - Destruction derby a smashing success
|The Chocolate is a "self" color with extension gene E.|
|The Chocolate tort is also a "self" color but without the extension gene E.|
thus the self chocolate color is not extended to the wool on the body. The only difference between the two colors is in the E series. The chocolate color is extended to the wool by the E gene while the chocolate tort only has the chocolate on the face, the chocolate color is not extended to the wool due to the non-extension gene ee.
|The clean fawn is chocolate based fawn, it's a wide band agouti pattern without the extension gene.|
Other than being the agouti pattern the rest of the genetic make up is the same as chocolate tort. Due to the A gene, the fawn has white eye circles and white half moon under the nose and the tummy is also white. The chocolate tort does not have white eye circle, no white half moon under nose and tummy color is about the same as the back.
|We have seen Mackie growing up from a baby to a handsome boy on|
|Betty is using a comb to smoothen out the surface of the wool, it is the final touch before Mackie is to be taken to the judging table.|
|It's almost done, Mackie now has a finished look.|
|The media seems to love Betty's English Angora being groomed. Brad Kava came to Watsonville and spent a couple of hours in the morning shooting Betty grooming Franchesca and her other English Angora.|
|Brad is serious about Franchesca being groomed. |
|Here is a close up of Franchesca being blown.|
|Brad left a little before noon then came back in the afternoon for more photos. On the table is 5-month-old white doe. |
|Brad Kava worked at San Jose Mercury News for over 20 years, now an instructor of Journalism at Cabrillo College. He accepts projects from other news media. This photo shoot is contracted by a news agency based in Los Angeles. It's not clear where and when these photos will be posted; as soon as it's known, a link will be put on our blog.|
|Why is Betty's mouth open so wide?|
Ruptly is a news agency based in Berlin, Germany that has offices in 22 countries, broadcast 24 hours a day, also supplies footages to other news agencies. Their website is:
"US: Is this the world's fluffiest bunny?" is one of the featured video on July 14, 2014 on the Ruptly website. To get to the video directly, go to the Ruptly video channel on youtube:
The video will provide an answer to Betty's "Big Mouth".
|Eric Louie is a local reporter who got the assignment from Ruptly TV to go to Watsonville to film Betty's English Angora. Eric is a graduate of San Francisco State University, has worked at Contra Costa Times and many media projects.|
|Eric was not the only reporter in the showroom, Eric and Brad are filming Allen judging English Angora. On the table is Betty's colored senior doe Franchesca.|
|Another scene of the two reporters videotaping and photographing the English Angora on the judging table.|