June 15, 2000
Rudy Mikeska's has been fortunate to have been written
about in many print articles and publications. We are featured in
this book titled "Texas Barbecue" by Paris Permenter &
John Bigley. It lists the best barbecue cooks in Texas along with
great recipes. I was asked to publish our cole slaw recipes. My father
always liked good cole slaw and said it was very important as a side
dish to our barbecue buffets. This is a great book, I suggest you
look in your bookstores or contact Pig Out Publications at
Congratulations Keith, Holly
and Alyssa Vanecek!
If you read my Family's story in the "Family Tradition"
page of this website, then you would have read about my 1st. cousins Benny
and Michael Vanecek. They are both highly respected McDonalds owners/operators
in El Paso and DFW areas. Recently Mike's son Keith Vanecek purchased
his own store located in Arlington Texas. Keith and his wonderful wife,
Holly, have a beautiful daughter named Alyssa.
You will never meet anyone nicer than Keith's parents....Mike & JoBeth.
They are not only my kin, they are also my friends. Keith's sister Laura
is also involved with the many stores the family operates. They all have
the drive and determination required to make a successful business and
more importantly.... a great family!
Keith has alot to be thankful for.
The entire Mikeska Family wish Keith, Holly and Alyssa the
best of luck......
Alyssa, Keith and Holly Vanecek.....Proud owners of their
own McDonalds franchise in Arlington Texas. Visit Keith and his new store
at 611 West Abram in Arlington.
A recent tragedy in New Mexico took the life of a friend
of the Vanecek and Mikeska families. Matt Maddox was a close friend to
Benny and Machelle and Mike and JoBeth. I had the pleasure of knowing
Matt when we hunted as a family in Llano county. We had also gambled in
Las Vegas together and played golf together. He was a very talented young
man and his death is too soon. We send our sincere condolences and prayers
to his family in El Paso.
Until we see you again......
thanks for all the great memories
My cousins Mike Vanecek, Thomas Vanecek, friend Matt Maddox and myself
making deer sausage in El Paso Texas.
Everything is still on for our Texas Bar-B-Q in Bosnia.
I leave July 1st from Austin.
1st stop.......... Andrews AFB in Maryland (pick up a Major General)
then on to .......Gander Newfoundland, Canada
then on to.......Shannon, Ireland
......................Arrive in Frankfurt Germany, Ramstein AFB
Then I plan on SLEEPING !!
The next morning we depart for Bosnia at 9:00 am
Arrive at Tuzla, Bosnia and start COOKING !!!
July 4th.......... Texas Bar-B-Q and Military Band Concert
July 5th...........Depart Tuzla for Germany
July 6th...........9:00 am depart Germany for Reykjavik, Iceland
.......................then Gander Newfoundland, Canada
.......................drop off the General at Andrews AFB Maryland
July 6th...........Arrive in Austin, Texas
Mission Completed !!
L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.
Diamond Inn Hamburger Count.......
Tuesday's Only Total....... 5,105
12-29-99..........Hoover Family, Rudy Sr's Prayer Garden,
Highlights: 1-15-2000........ Merle Haggard's
Archive Highlights: 2-14-2000........
A Mikeska Wedding, Sheriff Ed Richards, Crockett
High School Sports Banquet
Highlights: 3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn
Hamburgers, More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
Baylor University Award, Lent Specials, SnakeShow, Meggie's Scholastic
Award, Definition of "Bohemian"
3-25-2000....... Movie at the Mikeska
Home, My Children, Candy's Birthday, Military C-130 to California Catering,
Some of My Aunts.
Archive Highlights: 4-9-2000.......Serving
the Governor at the Capitol, Longhorn Band, Lt. Gov.Rick Perry and Timothy,
Astros at Enron Field, Nolan Ryan
Archive Highlights: 4-20-2000......History
of our Building, cooking a ton of beans, New Round Rock Express Stadium
"Dell Diamond", SP-500 Mobile Pit smoking our famous Pork Loin
Rudy's Grand Champion, Cooking Crawfish, Our Corporate Airplane, Picnic
Highlights: 5-15-2000..... My Grandfather
John Mikeska, Mom & Dad in the 1950's, My Dad and I in 1961, Skiing
Mikeska Cousins, Bosnia Update
Francisco, Taylor Publishing Party, Rudy's Glazed Brick Pit/Smoker.
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