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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 04-03-2011 08:44 PM 6866 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day when I got home from work my little princess overwelmed me by jumping on my back
and said very loud YOU GOT A PACKAGE lets ride to it my horse …....and of course as the bad dad I am we
did take a long ride all over the livingroom …...untill a werd look was coming from the corner chair ….LOL

I was surpriced since I expected a bigger packages from a store in Denmark with some suplyes we need
for the garden and kitchengarden and there on the table I cuold see it was from overseas as the custom
have had there long nose in it and taped it with an ugly green tape saying na na na na we have looked na na na na

who cuold that bee from since I hadn´t ordre anything outside europe for a long long time …...hmmh
here you see it

but it was time to eat and we agreed to wait untill later to unwrapping …..OOH yes you have to stay up early
to beat her when it comes to unwrapping ..
it was such a pleasure to tease each other about the package laying on the kitchentable waiting to be unpacked and talk about who it cuold be from
when shuold it bee done who shuold do it ( she just had loved to unpack surprice´s since she barely cuold crawl.. lol )
I was even surpriced it wasn´t already unwrapped when I got home from work …. LOL
she cuold have done it just to say HA HA I got to it first with her lovely smile in her eye´s telling me when I look into them … ” I did it becourse you have talk so much about a package shuold arive from the store so I didn´t want you to wait anylonger to see it all was in it ” OOH yeah she cuold have done it that little ….. ....:-)and she know I cuoldn´t resist to laugh about it if it had happen

I did let her open the packages in the end othervice I wuold have to carry her on my shoulder under the process ….LOL
yes she is curious too … LOL (just like her farther)
and here she has started to destroy the little packages and she wuoldn´t let me see who it was from :-( grrr


and what was hidding behind all this newspaper …...... a fine little brass hammer

now I had a little hint of who the packages was from ….. :-) a warmharted man of the finest
and there was more
yankee addapterbits for both size´s :-O

I had forgot all about those two little bits you talked about a while ago in a blog ….. there you see surprice surprice all over the evening and a little gloat dance with my daoghter ….sorry no pictures of the secret
Viking tool-welcoming-ceremoni …..and so it has to bee to honour the giving person and Thor
and now there cuoldn´t be more in that little surprice packages cuold there …..........OOH YES
but not ment for us but have to be handled over when we meet next time

MAAAADS are you looking

the brass will all go to Mads as it was ment to
at the moment (read long time before and hopefully not so long again ) I´m not set up for metal work at all :-( but that´s life in these years do to the fact that the house is on the market and has been 2½ years now

and even if I was …. it wuold still go to Mads he deffently know something about how to get most out of every thing and I know he will preciate every little micro millimeter of it
Dear Maddie and Rand
I thank you so much for have given me some quality time with my daughter the other day
and we had three more hours yesterday cutting two sheets of plywood with the bocsh skilsaw …ya I know
electronkiller but I had dragged it out so she cuold learn something even though I cuold have done it in 20 minuts with the handsaw …..where did we cut it … the livingroom ha ha .....ooh boy did we have to hurry clearning
everything from dust before the boss came home so one more good hour with my daughter

so big big thank you hugs from us to both of you
Silke and Dennis

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#1 posted 04-03-2011 08:53 PM

Very nice to share with us. Thank you.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#2 posted 04-03-2011 09:59 PM

A wonderful story and glad you had good times with your daughter…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 10:26 PM

Welll done, both of you. And what a smile! How old is your princess, Dennis? Looks around the same age as my older one.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#4 posted 04-03-2011 11:06 PM

you are a very fortunate man

and silke

well she is a beauty

well done rand
hands across the water

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 11:41 PM

Nice gift Dennis, and you are lucky to have such a cute box opener!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 04-03-2011 11:44 PM

what a wonderful story and so well told.


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 04-04-2011 12:22 AM

woodklutz : thank´s for looking

Larry : yes I realy do preciate the moments I have we her and making something together :-)

Div : Silke is nearly elleven (you now thats importen in that age to count weeks … LOL ) 8/4 is the B-day
a very little week from now :-) and we are going to have all her classmates here …..I´m glad I´m on the work …but I will see if I have time to come home to the party

David : yes I start to believe it more and more (not about Silke that I have known from day one )
but after I have joined L J I have learned so many freindly people to know I didn´t thought excisted
I have never known such kindness before ... thank you all for being who you are :-)

Mike : thank´s yes Rand is a speciel person with a big hart :-)

Deppie : :-) thank´s for looking by

to all : when I show Silke your comment´s she will blush as a real princess does …. thank you for that :-)

take care

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#8 posted 04-04-2011 12:42 AM

Hey my hammer has a brother. Rand you are to much. Dennis now every time I pick mine up I will think of this story.
Another woodworker stated to me one time. Have you ever noticed the giving heart that a woodworker has. I have from many here on this site. Enjoy your new toys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 04-04-2011 12:55 AM

Superdav : yes i have seen it here and its prettymuch overwelming me sometimes to see such
kindness there is here on L J and know I have been blessed twice in a short time + one time
in the autumn when I meet Mads and Thomas in Copenhagen :-)
and yes I think its a hammer like yours :-) that where I got the hint of who was sending me a packages :-)
and it will be given a speciel pplace right next to the tools I enherid from My father and uncle
that corner of the shop will be like a daily used shadowbox of tools when the times comes for my next

take care

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#10 posted 04-04-2011 08:48 AM

Wouuuu wiiiiuuuu.
I was quite exited at the opening ritual, even I am a Viking and know and respect these old rituals lead by our daughters, I almost could not wait to see what Maddie and Rand had come up with.
I had heard a little bird sing a song about a pack and this just made my nose even longer.
To see that they also put a little something for me, ofcourse made me happy and touched, tahnk you both!
What a fine hammer you got now Dennis, to tapper those wooden planes, now with style and heart.
And I’m green as you say from those Yankeebits they look so cool, congratulations with it all.
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 04-04-2011 08:49 AM

Ohhh yes, and tell Silke she is a wonderful helper.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 04-04-2011 09:48 AM

What a wonderful gift Dennis to a wonderful father, I like to see happy family times

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#13 posted 04-04-2011 05:45 PM

What a fantastic gift from one good man to another. Thanks for sharing this and bringing a good smile to my face on a Monday.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 04-04-2011 11:23 PM

Mads : thank´s I will tell her :-)
and do I feel I have hit the jackpot … yes yes I do its a wonderfull little hammer for the planes
and it will get the place right next to some other speciel tools to me those that only will be used
in the shop so they never get lost and in a place where I will see them shine every time I lift my head to
rest the eye for a secund from the project´s
isn´t it great now I have one more excuse to come and claim one more cup of your coffee …. LOL

Trevor :
thank´s for the warmharted word´s :-) ain´t so bad your self as far as I can see … LOL

Steve :
always happy if I can bring a little smile to people … thank´s

take care

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#15 posted 04-07-2011 10:12 PM

Whups this post was nearly slipped without i had seen it.

Wow you are a lucky man Dennis :) such fine gifts you got and with expert help to get it open :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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