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I recieved rivergirl's stool - please rejoice with me

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Blog entry by helluvawreck posted 1338 days ago 1390 reads 0 times favorited 70 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dear Lumberjocks, I recieved rivergirl’s gift to me only moments ago. I don’t know what to say, exactly. It is absolutely beautiful. It’s a beautiful foot stool where I can rest my feet in the twilight years of my old age. It’s everything that I ever thought it would be – even more. Rivergirl says it has flaws in it.

Kelly, where are the flaws that you spoke of? I don’t see the flaws. I told you that my toolbox that I build for you has flaws in it and that I will send the toolbox to you with the flaws. And it does have flaws in it and I will send the flaws with the tool box because I don’t know how to remove the flaws.

I love my gift from Kelly and I will cherish it always; I will cherish it for as long as I live. I am so happy that I received this from Kelly before Thanksgiving weekend so that I can rest my feet upon it over the long weekend. I don’t have a recliner I only have my chair and now I have a special footstool made with Kelly’s own two hands. This is a special gift to me and I will cherish it to the day that I die. :)

Dear, Kelly, I had planned to work on your tool box this weekend because I put my heart and soul in it and it gives me joy and pleasure to do so. I shall work on it with so much more diligence than before now that I have your stool but I know that it will still have the flaws because I’m not a craftsman and my work always has flaws. But it will have a piece of my heart and soul in it so I will send that as well. God Bless you, Kelly, and thanks for my wonderful foot stool that you have built for me with your own two hands.

-- 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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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1338 days ago

I recieved rivergirl’s stool – please rejoice with me

Aside from a title that reminds me of certain unpleasant lab tests, I find this a most touching post. :-)

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

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patron

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#2 posted 1338 days ago

how about some pics

great excitement here

and a wonderful
and caring response from you

sit back
feet up
enjoy !

-- 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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patron

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#3 posted 1338 days ago

go ahead

make me laugh charlie lol

-- 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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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 1338 days ago

Our minds must be connecting Charlie, and I agree it is a most touching post. Maybe we have the makings of a big romance here, exchanging gifts can lead to bliss.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1338 days ago

Ah, Charlie, I hadn’t though of that. I can always count on you for humor and always I love you for it. Being a man who loves humor myself I love your post and so will Kelly. :)

You can be sure that this is a touching post because it came from my heart and flowed out from my heart just like a river. God Bless.

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1338 days ago

Yes, I will take pictures of my big old Redwing boots resting upon rivergirl’s foot stool. I had just gotten through with my super while sitting in my chair (feet flat on floor, BTW) when my dear wife, Claire, holars at me “Charles, you have a big package here!” and I said “THAT’S RIVERGIRL’S FOOT STOOL !” It was just like old Santa had come early.

So I ran and got the package and brought it back to my chair and carefully opened it up with my pocket knife and carefully unwrapped it and there it was. Before I said anything my wife and my two daughters came running in to see it and they rejoiced with me and they thought it was beautiful too. This was a momentous ocassion because I have told them of rivergirl too. They were so happy for me!

-- 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 1338 days ago

way to go charles…a gift you certainly deserve and will have for the rest of your life..always great to get gifts from friends…..and now onto charlies remarks…good one charlie…it took me a minute to catch what you were leading to…its one thing to wear a pair of sweaty boots all day and deal with that..but when your feet have been resting on someones stool…well it takes on a whole new meaning…

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1338 days ago

Thanks, Grizz. That’s a good one too. Ya’ll are a bunch of characters. Yes you are. :)

Thanks, Roger and David, thanks to all of you wonderful guys.

-- 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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lew

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#9 posted 1338 days ago

Gifts made by friends are always the most special.

I agree with David- love to see some pictures.

Lew

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

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#10 posted 1338 days ago

YOU RAN OUT FOR A GIFT….TA TA TA you wery well know you have to go slowly thrugh the house
and build up the excidement to the moment you get the package into your hands
and walk very slowly back to your best chair etc. etc. to injoy the moment as long as possiple :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing the moment Helluwa :-) enjoy

Dennis

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1338 days ago

We’re all too tired to rejoice right now, but if we had foot stools we could rest up; then, be in much better shape for a real rejoicing ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 1338 days ago

Rivergirl is a real honey but I’d have to say that I would never get on her mean side. lol
helluvawreck, you make sure her tool box gets finished and sent. :-)
This just shows what a wonderful site this is for Woodworking Friends.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 1338 days ago

That’s awesome! I’m sure Rivergirl will enjoy her toolbox just as much.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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gul

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#14 posted 1338 days ago

That’s wonderful.

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 1338 days ago

Aww Charles, you are a sweetie and a soft touch. I am glad you are pleased with the stool, I always worry about things not being right enough. It was fun to make and I was hoping it would arrive without being smashed to pieces by the FedEx department. :) So Happy Thanksgiving my friend. But Charles, please do not spend all of Thanksgiving weekend working on that toolbox. Sit and rest and enjoy the family and eat too much turkey! :) Roger: I don’t believe I have ever been accused of having a mean side? ;) I enjoy building rustic stuff and it’s even more fun when I can find a home for what I build. Sometimes my spare room is full of things I build- sort of like the land of misfit toys. LOL But this year I have decided to take the plunge and give my stuff away at Christmas time. Now sure how that will go over. HA! But I am glad you like the stool Charles, that sure was a nice piece of wood. And yes, it does have plenty of flaws. :) But it’s good that you can ignore them in such an exuberant way. HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone!

-- 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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