Last week, Martin, Kyle, Josh, & Stephen lost nearly everything they owned in a fire at a house they rented. As if that wasn't enough, Hershey (the chocolate lab of the house) fled and subsequently drowned in the neighbor's swimming pool.
Kyle severed his triceps on a shard of glass while escaping from a second-story window. He is unable to work for several weeks yet. For Martin, the fire came a day after the untimely loss of a dear friend to a fluke brain aneurism. For some of the men, these were not the only tragedies to befall them inside the span of a few days.
To understate, they've all had a rough week and could use a little help. So, come lift their spirits (and a glass) Friday at Cabaha Brewing Company. If you have clothes, other basic living essentials, or a few bucks to contribute, we'll be collecting on site. With luck, there will be a food truck as well.
If you have donations you'd like to make before Friday, please drop them by 1040 Montclair Road, Birmingham, AL 35213. There is a tan storage box next to the driveway for clothes (etc.) and a red lock box next to the front door for monetary gifts. Checks can be made out to any of the gentlemen mentioned above, who will see to equal distribution. If you have furniture or other things that need picking up, please email [masked].
Above and beyond: As musicians who have lost all of their gear, if you have any instruments collecting dust, these guys would love to put them to good use.
Martin, Kyle, Josh, & Stephen would like to sincerely thank you for your support & kindness. Last week was one of the worst. This week – because of you – is already becoming one of the best.
Special thanks to Cahaba Brewing Co. for letting us get together at their place. Support your city by supporting your local brewers.
One or two members of the “kennel” (we call them the “Hares”) lays a trail with flour, chalk and/or toilet paper across every imaginable terrain in the area. The pack of runners & walkers or “harriers & harriettes” chase the hares by following the "trail marks" until they reach the end of trail or the “On In". Along the way, the “Hares” will make diversions and stops (checks) of various types (including beer checks) to slow the pack down and keep the runners & walkers together. Trails are generally 3 miles +/-
Hashing is about having fun REGARDLESS of your age (21 min), physical condition, race, beliefs, political affiliations etc. It is completely NON-COMPETITIVE. The hash is an escape from the mundane, we have crazy “hash names” sing crazy "hash songs", and have "hash lingo" all of which you pick up along the way. We are a very in-formal and diverse group.
All you need to do is click "I'm Coming" for a trail and show up at the time and place posted. You will be welcomed by friendly non -judgmental people and everything you need to know will be explained to you.
There are no rules in HASHING but we do have traditions. The HHH or H3 have been around since 1938 and kennels are found in every major city around the world and in many smaller ones too.
Birmingham is fortunate to have three kennels that offer a variety of trails on different days of the week:
Brimingham H3 - hashes MOST Saturday afternoons every month and the trails have little to no pavement. This can depend on the hare that day however. www.birminghamhash.com
Vulcan H3 - hashes every Tuesday evening at 6:15 and is more pavement oriented with some off-road. www.vulcanh3.com