A care package from an LJ friend

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Blog entry by Karson posted 06-11-2011 09:02 PM 3673 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I arrived home yesterday to find a package on my front porch.

It was a care package from an LJ friend in Texas. Gerardo Garcia sent me a message and asked if I wanted some wood. He was getting concerned about the posabalities of Huricanes in his area of S. Texas and was offering some wood.

What arrived was 61 lbs of Mesquite and Texas Ebony. Small to mid size turning wood.

Thanks BlueStingRayBoots. You are a great and generous friend.

I hope and pray that the water stays away from you but that gentle rains will fall on Texas and break their drouth.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 06-11-2011 09:13 PM

oh how wonderful
I, too, add my thoughts to protect the area from danger.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 06-11-2011 10:03 PM

what a wonderful gift, very thoughtful and it went to a wonderful man, i want to thank you too karson for helping me the other day when i called…it helped me out and i got things fixed…more light was needed as i set those blades…lol…i thought i have them set right…but…thanks again for your willingness to just take the time and help me when i needed it…thanks buddy…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 06-11-2011 10:03 PM

That must have cost a pretty penny… just for freight!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 06-11-2011 10:49 PM

what a great gift

i imagine mesquite and ebony
must not grow to much in joisey

we could use the rain in the whole south west

i can’t see the mountains
for the haze from the fire in arizona

-- 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 06-11-2011 11:19 PM

These are the moments that make life worth living.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 06-11-2011 11:34 PM

You are right david.

There is a big area of the country with not enough water and another area with too much.

Too bas is not spread around more.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 06-12-2011 12:10 AM

I foresee some pen making at the Mason Dixon Woodworkers!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 06-12-2011 03:51 AM

Wow!! What a gift, I bet it will be a hot time in the old shop tonight ;) I wish I had a friend like that…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 06-12-2011 04:20 AM

Phooh!, nice score! You have many friends on this planet!

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#10 posted 06-12-2011 06:11 AM

That is a hell of a sacrifice from a buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 06-12-2011 06:28 AM

what a nice guy to go to the trouble and expense.

-- rick

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#12 posted 06-12-2011 12:12 PM

Karson, Nice gift. I just find it difficult to believe that of all the LJ’s out here, someone actually thinks you may need more wood….However, I’m confident you will put it to very good use. Enjoy the blessings.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#13 posted 06-12-2011 01:53 PM

Way to go Karson, just remember, I’m your number one son. I sent Vernors. LOL

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 06-13-2011 03:56 AM

Hope they will be ok. In the meantime SCORE!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#15 posted 04-13-2012 02:51 AM

Glad to hear your happy with the package Karson. Some chicken some pork and your good to go. 8 )))) Best of luck to ya friend.

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