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LIBERTY VAN ~ EIGHTH
ANNIVERSARY ~ December 14, 2013
I can hardly believe it myself, but this past week,
Liberty Van has completed EIGHT YEARS
on the highways of America, since
I first took paint to her windows in mid December, 2005.
Liberty Van is a 2004 Nissan Quest, which has served (and
still does) as my dog show van.
She now has 390,000+ miles on her. When I started
painting on her in 2005, she had about
Since her humble beginning, she evolved into a full blown,
award winning art car. She, and
my newer van, Freedom Van, tied for a Free Speech Trophy
at the Houston Art Car Parade
(the largest art car event in America) in 2011, and she's won some placements in Christmas
parades as well. These days, she's like a minor rock
star almost everywhere she goes.
Liberty Van may be the most photographed vehicle in
America (if not the world). For 8 years,
and nearly 340,000 miles, everyone and their grandma has
been taking pictures of her in 48
I call her Liberty Van for the verse on her front bumper,
from II Corinthians 3:17, KJV
Liberty Van is covered with velvets, satins, metallic and
sequined lame' fabrics; and has
sequined and beaded trims. Some of the lettering is
hand painted, some is cut out of fabric,
on fabric. She is adorned with statues, jewelry,
blown glass, and even a couple of snow globes.
She's also trimmed with mostly red, white, and blue silk
flowers, and red, white and blue
star shaped lights. Oh, there is LOTS of glitter,
and she has wind chimes and bells, too.
Some of the signs are printed on my computer, then laminated. The larger items, and flower
& light trim are tied onto roof racks with
ratchet tie downs. The signs and fabrics are
with carpet tape, the rest is glued with Amazing
Goop. She is fairly weather proof. I've
her through blizzards, ice storms (including one that shut down 4 states), deserts at 117 degrees,
dodged tornados in her, and she
got hit by lightning about 5 years ago.
I wash her regularly in the do it yourself car washes, for
two reasons. It would be no fun at
all to drive her around if I could not keep her all
sparkly. Also, safety is an issue. I blast her
on purpose with the high pressure hose. If there are
any problems with that, I FIX it before
I take her out on the road. In all these years and
miles, she's only lost a silk flower, or sometimes
one of the little bells or wind chimes
If there is any such thing as a spoiled rotten vehicle,
Liberty Van is it. Whatever she wants, she
gets - chrome wheels for summer, snow shoes (studded snow
tires) for winter, even new radio
buttons. She also has a rear view camera, as even if
my back windows were not covered,
I have her loaded to the ceiling
almost all the time with great big dog crates.
She is a little cannon in the 'culture war'. Art IS
part of culture, and she is art, that is available
to the public everywhere I go. She's entertained and
brought smiles to millions of folks, and
I've never had more fun in my life. Even most of
those who do not agree with the information
I am sharing love her. They say
things like, 'I don't agree with that, but you said it so
(as they click click click with the
camera or phone : ). And, actually, after all
these years and
miles and 48 states, my experience is that MOST folks
EVERYWHERE DO agree with most
of it!!! MOST non communists, whether they smoke or
not, believe that business OWNERS
should decide what happens on THEIR property. And,
most non smokers are mentally well
balanced folks, who do not care who smokes, so long as no
one blows it on them. There is
a tiny minority of those who will stand outdoors in a
parking lot, in the middle of dozens of
idling automobiles, who will complain about tobacco
smoke. Those folks are NEUROTIC,
they are mentally ill. Liberty Van is about LIBERTY - I
often tell people the front bumper is
the bottom line. Smoking is just ONE of my liberty
issues (since I AM a smoker : )
Here is Liberty Van's 'birth' story, because
people are always asking me about that.
In mid December, 2005, I was on my way with 5 Afghan
Hounds to a few days of dog shows
in Wheaton & Rosemont IL (near Chicago). They
had just passed the Chicago smoking
ban, and it ticked me off more than some of them have, as
I was born near there. These days,
I'm kind of ashamed to admit that I was actually born in 'Cr'ook County, IL (just N. of
in Evanston). So, on the way to those shows, I
stopped at the rest area at exit 0, on I64, on
the border of IL, and took Walmart florescent poster
paints to my then nearly new dog show
van. I painted the back window,
Just for good measure, I added the abbreviations for the
states with statewide smoking bans.
Also, they did not want us to say 'Merry Christmas' then,
which also annoyed me a LOT.
So, I painted the side windows too, and stuck a couple of
little 'foam' Christmas trees there.
I went to dog shows near Chicago like that, also cruised
Chicago. I had SO MUCH FUN!
Smokers were hanging out their windows all over the place, thumbs upping me, and
even cheering : ) Everyone liked my 'Merry
Christmas's, and I thought, why have I been
wasting 40,000-50,000 miles/year ALL OVER the USA, when this thing makes such a
great billboard??? Why not creatively exercise my
first amendment rights?
When I got home, I cleaned that all off, and redid it, and
made it 'pretty'. Then I started adding
ON to it. This is how Liberty Van was
MORE Liberty Van PHOTOS AND
On FB, last week are updates
of when Liberty Van was all over the news, when I won a
harassment ticket in New
Jersey. After 8 years, and hundreds of thousands of miles,
I am at a point where I have
ZERO tolerance for harassment.
Also on FB, check out October
14, 2013, when we helped
WWII Memorial in Washington
DC, during the government shut down.
I have literally dozens of
directories, and hundreds of photos of Liberty Van and her
which I have just never had time
to put up on the websites. To date, I have photos of
Van in front of every Statehouse
except Hawaii & Alaska, but all of them are not on the
I don't have much help, other
than my sweetheart husband
taking care of stuff at home while I'm
on the road. I have no
help at all with the websites, so sorry if they are out of date, or not done
'fancy' or 'pretty' enough (see
disclaimer below : ).
Recently, someone volunteered to make
a youtube of some of the pics. I think he did a great
job, though some of the pics are
actually Freedom Van (a 2010 Kia Sedona).
I bought Freedom Van in 2010, when Liberty Van was in the shop again (she was 5 yrs.
old, and had
over a quarter million miles on her). I pasted signs all over the Kia before
driving it off the new car
lot, and took it directly to Glasgow, KY City Hall, for a smoking ban
meeting. Freedom Van is now
three and a half years old, and has
113,000+ miles. I used to do seasonal trims on Liberty Van,
after acquiring the Kia, I have left
Liberty Van permanently in what used to be her summer stuff,
eagles, flags, red, white and blue, and
patriotic stuff. Since then, I've been using all the other
stuff on Freedom Van, so depending on
time of year, she's done up for Christmas, Valentines Day,
St. Patrick's Day. In the spring
and summer she is covered with butterflies, and she also has fall
flowers. Prior to fall, 2010,
Liberty Van was 'dressed' seasonally.
About the big eagle on the
trailer: I found that in a Native American art and jewelry gallery
town Santa Fe New Mexico, in July 2011,
when attending a Doctors for Disaster Preparedness
Conference in Albuquerque, NM. It
was delivered to me at Fancy Farm, KY in August, 2011.
It is 350 lbs of brass, and since it was
too big and heavy to put on the van, I fixed him his own
little 'war wagon'. I bring him on
some of my trips with either van.
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As a responsible citizen,
I am totally committed to being supportive, and COOPERATIVE with ALL
Constitutionally proper law enforcement.
I also do my best NOT to allow my God Given
Rights to be trampled.
NO one is paying me anything
to do anything. I'm a 'ticked off' grandma from
It doesn't get ANY more
'grassroots' than that. All my projects are 100% PRIVATELY
They are also about 99.9%
PERSONALLY funded. Since I am not actually 'rich', I may
up a bag lady. I
am doing what I am CALLED to do, and using EVERY
talent, and resource
God has blessed me with. It all belongs to
Liberty Van and Freedom Van
are my Hosanna Afghan Hounds dog show mobiles.
The dogs are not a
'business', but a very expensive HOBBY. We have
or produced (so far) 23 AKC
Champions, and two Grand Champions.
I am the sole owner and
sole 'webslave' of www.hosanna1.com
(online since 1998),
www.aalf.ws , An
American who Loves Freedom (online since 2005),
Since there is only me, and
I'm on the road so much, my older pages may be out of
and may not work well with
newer hardware/software/browsers. Most of the older
was done with IE. I do
not have the resources to test everything with everything,
to serve the priority of
getting info up, I am shifting to much more simple
which SHOULD work with just
about anything. It may not be as 'pretty' as I could do
but given my time
constraints, it's the best I can do.
Being on the road as much as
I have been would probably be impossible, but 27 years
ago God blessed me with the
most wonderful husband, John Farley. He's a 'home
hates to go anywhere, but he
agrees with me about EVERY WORD I put on those vans,
and he supports my every
effort. He fixes my lights on the vans, and helps me with
technical support at
home. We met when we shared an office at IBM - he's an
(retired). He holds the
fort down here, caring for kids, grandkids, and of course the
Some of the kids help me from
time to time with the vans, mostly with deconstruction,
when changing them from one
season to another. I pay them for their work, they
not slave labor.
My 6 kids range in age from 44-18, and they are ALL
Michael, the youngest, became
a Marine on October 11, 2013.
"Put on the whole armour
of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers
of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able
to withstand in the evil day,
and having done
all, to stand." Ephesians
I have pledged my life,
my treasure, and my sacred honor to the service of God and my
THIS IS MY
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We have been so very VERY Blessed.
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