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Blog entry by grizzman posted 04-28-2012 05:15 PM 2177 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

our long time wood working friend NBEENER needs your help, he posted his story in the forums but i want to appeal to all of you , he doesn’t want your money, but what he does need is for his story to go out to as many who will read it, but i did something in hopes that it could happen, i went to this page and told them that we needed Oprah’s help, and i thought if enough of us did that, it just might get to her, and she could help our dear friend neil brooks… here is his story, please read this and then go to Oprah’s site i have provided and tell them you know a friend who needs her help and put his link to his blog in the message area, its all i know to do to really help neil now..please take a few minutes and help our wood working friend and brother…please….....grizzman

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

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 05:36 PM

This is truly terrible. I read the story and wrote to Oprah.

Take 20 minutes out of your day and lets help somebody LJ’s. Don’t be selfish, what else are we doing today? watching tv, making sawdust? The wood will be there when you’re done.

Thanks and God Bless!

-- Grant - N Dakota

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 05:36 PM

Gee Grizz, I sympathize but everyone from all the people in the area to the cops, other city officials, to the court system… etc. Didn’t give them any satisfaction. How can it be that there was not one sympathetic ear among them?

My heart goes out to him and I hope someone, maybe Oprah picks up on it. But, after reading all the reports I wonder what they’ll do?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 05:42 PM

Done and done Grizz!
I wish I could be of some real help myself.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 05:59 PM

Sad sad story. I feel for you Neil. Grizz, you got it I sent a message to Oprah, hope it helps.

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 06:08 PM

I read the story and wrote to Opra. If it were me I woud have just thrown a few spiked hamburger patties to the dogs early on and…end of story…

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#6 posted 04-28-2012 06:10 PM

done here too grizz

thanks for doing this

now we pray

with neils blessing

-- 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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#7 posted 04-28-2012 07:03 PM

Thanks for making this post Bob . I’ve sent my appeal to opera too.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 04-28-2012 07:42 PM

Thanks Grizz. I wrote to Oprah as well.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 04-28-2012 09:35 PM

I wrote her too. :) Hopefully the people at the show will bring it to her attention.


-- 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 04-28-2012 10:37 PM

What a sad sad story Bob, About all Sandra & I can do from down under is pray that Neil & his family get the peace they sort back into their lives sooner rather than later.
I spent about a week on business in Fort Collins back in the 80 ’s & can understand them chosing it as an ideal place to settle.
We will have a go at contacting Oprah but not sure if it will accept outside the US
Our oprayers for you Neil, go well friend
Pete & Sandra NZ

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 04-29-2012 12:55 AM

Hey, Grizz – got to thinking about this and am wondering if Neil and his family might be willing to contact some of the consumer advocate news reporters here locally. Nothing I can think of would be more embarrassing to all the people involved than having Neil’s story broadcast locally. There are a few they might want to contact:

Tom Martino, (this one they could click “contact” and their email would be routed to the right person)
Same with this one:

I’m not so sure Oprah would be the best option because she does more national. Local like what I’m suggesting might be more effective. Good luck to Neil and his family. Hope things work out for them.

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#12 posted 04-29-2012 02:19 AM

TZH, I had the same thought as you., Local pressure would be a good plan. I’ve talked to some of my friends in Ft. Collins and they agree that the local media would be the way to apply some pressure where it’s needed. Greg, I would have done the same as you but I think Neil is too nice a guy. What does that say about us?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 05-01-2012 12:15 AM

thank you everyone for trying.

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

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