Call fae the U S of A

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Blog entry by Jamie Speirs posted 02-05-2011 10:24 PM 4191 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a wonderful surprise.

I just got a call like a bolt out the Blue. It was Rand calling Scotland fae Texas

Now when the wife answered the phone, she got all twitchy.

You see when I normally get a call from the US of A it is normally them at the Whitehouse looking for some financial advice. (TIC)

So when I discovered that it was my LJ buddy Rand / lilredweldingrod, I was really excited

A real conversation

What did we chat about?

WOOD what else!

Health being a bit low at the moment it was the best medicine I could ask for.

Martin Sojka, thank you

Rand that call meant a lot to me, timing was great.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 10:27 PM


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 10:52 PM

aaaaaaaw that’s awesome!!
Gotta love our LumberJocks. They are the best

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 10:59 PM

Jamie, I’m glad it gave you a bit of a “pick-me-up”. I’m sorry my hearing is so far gone and had to make you repeat everything 20 times. lol But I must confess part was to hear your beautiful Scottish accent. lol A voice is so much better than just words on a computer screen. Thank you for the advice on the lathe mounting.
Our love to all and especially your lovely wife and your Jolly Rogues. Rand

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 11:02 PM

Another heart beating LJ way of sharing… Keep it up LJs.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 12:02 AM

I really enjoy seeing posts like this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 12:57 AM

Jamie, God Bless you. If you can help the US of A with it’s finances then all the power to ya. This sounds like a great conversation and I’m so happy to hear about it. However, I’m sorry about your health being a little low at the moment; I hope and pray that it takes a turn for the better because you’re one helluva fine fellow. Yes, Lj has a way for connecting people together. Thank you for that, Martin.

-- 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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#7 posted 02-06-2011 01:06 AM

HUUUURAAAAA another L J the best site possiple
ceep them coming we never be tired of hearing /seing them posted :-)

take care

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#8 posted 02-06-2011 01:38 AM

soooooooo coooool.
A friend calls when in need! and a Lj one at that, even better.!!

Have a great day

-- Theresa,

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#9 posted 02-06-2011 03:06 AM

That is wonderful! People here are the best! ;)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 02-06-2011 05:13 AM

Having been on both sides of this equation, I can say that it is hard to explain the desire to connect with or be connected to another human being on the other side of the planet. A phone call is a step up on personal messages. Hearing about it is a feel good moment.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 02-06-2011 05:47 AM

Very cool. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Here’s to better days ahead.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 02-06-2011 06:56 AM

Hope you get well.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 02-07-2011 05:57 PM

So wonderful,
Yes a few words can do a big difference sometimes.
Besyt thoughts to both,

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

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#14 posted 03-29-2011 06:55 PM

Fun! Fun! So Rand- does Jamie speak with a brogue?

-- 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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#15 posted 03-29-2011 07:53 PM

The best thread in months…nay, years.
Hope you get to feeling much better, and soon!
Good on ya Rand!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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