Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: Life Sentences Publishing
(August 16, 2012)
A book about how one man’s determination to provide for his family became a small-town legacy where people help people, new friendships are formed, and where God’s light shines every day in the small things … Bucky’s: Stories and Recollections from 50 Years in Business tells the tough and awe-inspiring history of a small-town business with roots that are deep and far-reaching.
When Bucky and Lucy Neely started Bucky’s Repair in Pinedale, Wyoming, in 1961, they worked on almost anything with small engines just to net an income. Their son, Gary Neely, worked for them as they sold hides and furs to try to make ends meet. Gary and his wife, Ruth, bought the business in 1980, and now, half a century after its meager beginnings, Bucky’s is recognized as one of the top Polaris snowmobile and ATV dealers in the nation.
The stories in this book are contributed by friends, family members, customers and employees past and present. You will read about harrowing rescues and experiences where lives were nearly lost. You will discover a place of warm humor and practical jokes, the very brand of humor that has colored the culture of Bucky’s for decades. Here is the rich history of a small business with national appeal, where relationships with people are the very core. Come along with us. Listen to the old cowbell ring as you step inside the showroom. And pass the smile on.