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Blog entry by Maveric777 posted 1354 days ago 1288 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a great afternoon! I was having a blast in the shop when I get the phone call from my buddy and fellow Lumber Jock Cozmo35 trying to get directions to my house. Turns out he was on his way from his home in the Dallas area to his deer camp down in Louisiana and he made a detour through Texarkana to say hi. Let me say that I was tickled to death to have a fellow LJ whom I respect highly to be sitting in my shop just talking shop….

My wife came out and I mentioned to her that Mike is the guy who makes the scroll crosses she has fits over. Just as soon as I got it out of my mouth Mike said “Well I brought you something”..... Mike went out to his truck and brought back two special gifts he made for me. I just want to say I don’t get stunned often and rarely do I get tongue tied, but I was beside myself proud of my new treasures. I mean seriously … Mike went out of his way just to say hi…. Then bring some of his handy work? ......... “What a great afternoon!”

Well, I just had to get on here and do me some bragging. I am so proud to have finally get to shake the hand of Mike and have some of his handy work here at the house….

Ohhh and Mike… You weren’t gone 5 minutes and my bride confiscated the cross….lol

Thanks again my friend… I’m going to have to return the favor soon….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.



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BarbS

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#2 posted 1354 days ago

Dems the best kinda visita !!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Popsnsons

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#3 posted 1354 days ago

Great story!

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#4 posted 1354 days ago

Very nice, what an awesome surprise. Thanks for sharing.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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RonPeters

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#5 posted 1354 days ago

Happy wife…happy life!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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Ryan Bruzan

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#6 posted 1354 days ago

That happened to me when I was about 15. Made good friends with one of my life mentors, Charlie, while visiting my folks in Las Vegas. Went back home to Indiana. One day I was out in the front yard and up pulls this traveling camper pulling a Jeep Cherokee and stops in front of the house. Sure enough, it was Charlie. Passing through and stopped to see me, of all people. Talk about a meaningful and rewarding experience, this one has definitely shaped my life.

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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MayflowerDescendant

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#7 posted 1353 days ago

Great story. Lumberjocks are the best!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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mafe

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#8 posted 1353 days ago

How wonderful,
So much kindness on LJ, we are a lucky bunch.
How wonderful of him, how lucky people you both are.
Smiles,
Mads

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

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TJ65

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#9 posted 1353 days ago

don’t ya just love LJ’s

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rance

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#10 posted 1353 days ago

True friends are hard to find. Thanks for posting.

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Triumph1

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#11 posted 1353 days ago

Well Dan I think you found the best way to get rid of the “funks” and back in the shop! That was a great story. Two great LJ’s meet up…excellent.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 1353 days ago

That is one happy woman! It’s always nice to have a visit from a friend.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 1353 days ago

That’s a very nice story, Dan. Your wife is lovely and also very happy at receiving such a nice gift. You are a lucky man. That was very nice of Cosmo.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Maveric777

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#14 posted 1353 days ago

Yea Jeff…. That definitely did the trick for my bad case of the “Funks”.... I woke up this morning still gleaming about yesterdays visit. It is amazing how little things like a friend stopping in to chat can be such a delight. I’m sure I will be talking about it all day….lol

I also want to add how thankful I am to have found this site. I can’t say thanks enough to Martin and everyone else involved for making such a place possible. I have made friends with some extremely talented and insporational people here. In a situation like mine as to where I know no one in my town that wood works it is good to know I have like minded friends just a click away….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 1353 days ago

Stories like this illustrate just what a great community this is!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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