“I read the article on your blog, “To Post Or Not To Post. That Is The Question.”, so I am going to try to make this snappy…
After doing some research on your site, I see that you know Jay Leno and are familiar with the Harley Davidsons that he collects celebrity signatures on and donates to specific causes. To my knowledge, he has done this act of patronage on three occasions. The causes were 9/11, the 2004 Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina. My dad, Frank Davis, bid $360,200 on the 2001 Harley Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider that Leno donated to help the victims of 9/11… but not before he walked out of the bank with a six figure loan. He appeared on the “Tonight Show” and accepted his Harley Davidson. He was only 37 years old when he obligated himself to this cause so he figured he would be able to take care of the bank note over the next couple years, with no problem. Unfortunately, this was not the case. He died in August of 2003 while trying to save his friend from drowning. He was our”rock” and his passing devastated my family in many, many ways.
That is where I got brought onto the picture. At the time of his death, I was 21 years old and my little sister, Lacey, was only 18. We were totally unprepared to deal with the sudden loss of our father and definitely had no idea what our future had in store for us. No one comes out of the wood-works to guide you through this type of situation. My dad’s estate was very complicated and we made several “expensive” mistakes. People took advantage of our lack of experience. We have been ripped off. We have faced foreclosures and repossessions. We have literally fought to preserve our livelihood.
After five long years, we have somehow managed to settle most of his estate and we still have the motorcycle. We are ready to sell it and have began our “attempt”. We sent out letters regarding the sale to everyone that we could possibly think of. Any advice or suggestions about this sale would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Crystal Davis”