Just for Fun... #57: What a Bunch!!

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You made my Girlfriend cry…
I was called out of the kitchen yesterday (where they usually keep me chained)... A Very Nice Lady wanted to see me…
It was the Wife of our very own Kerry Drake!! She was heavily laden with Gifts for Debbie and I from Lumberjocks near and far!!Look at all our Loot!!
It seems after reading of our recent misfortunes, a group of my friends here formed a conspiracy… A conspiracy to shower us with the beauty of their Work, and to try to make our Christmas a more joyous one…
You succeeded on all counts my Friends!!with flash...
Bob Kollman sent us an excellent Cutting Board, all the way from Wisconsin!! This one is my New Working Board Bob, and I Thank You!! I’ll actually be using it Tomorrow… That Yellow Stripe in the middle is a puzzler (as to what it is?) but it’s wicked eye-catching!! Beautiful Job my Friend!!
My Buddy Lenny sent along a stunning Serving Tray from Rhode Island!! Lenny, you wrote that it was the first time you ever used Bloodwood… Well, you did an unbelievable job with it… The Tray is as smooth as glass!! We’re going to use this on Christmas too!!
From Pennsylvania, Lew sent me one of his World-Famous Rolling Pins!! Lew, I’m amazed… not only at your craftsmanship, but also your kindness… When I first saw one of your pins on LJ’s, I thought how it would be the bee’s knees to have something like that… and now… :)
Ellen and Lorna, my Good Friends from Cape Cod, sent along a generous Gift Card to Market Basket!! The Turkey we’ll be eating tomorrow, is one You provided Ladies… :)
These co-conspirators were assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Drake, who volunteered to make sure the goods got to us!! Kerry sent along a Beautiful Bowl that he turned out of what I think is Cherry… It’s already holding our Lindor Truffles for Christmas!!

You made Debbie cry tears of gratitude and incredulity at the extent of your kindness and thoughtfulness my Friends… For my part, it’s difficult to put into words, but you’ve made this Christmas a very, very Special one…
A thousand times, Thank You!! May God Bless You All, not only at this Christmas-time, but throughout the coming New Year!! Merry Christmas Everyone!! :)Christmas 2011

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 977 days ago

Well that is just fabulous… Brought a tear to my eye… just how wonderfully generous… not only of gifts [handmade at that] but of spirit too… and in my humble opinion… well deserved… it made me sad to hear of your dilemmas but now I am slightly envious… such amazing friends…
Hope you and Deb enjoy your special gifts and have a great Xmas…

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

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#2 posted 977 days ago

Merry Christmas, Mike and Debbie!!


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

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#3 posted 977 days ago

Yes, Merry Christmas Mike and Debbie. I am happy to have played a role in this. As for making Debbie cry, tears of joy sure beat tears of sadness don’t they?

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

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#4 posted 977 days ago

What a great bunch of friends! Ljs are great people. Have a good Christmas and better luck for the coming year.

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

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#5 posted 977 days ago

Merry Christmas Mike and Debbie… welcome to the true meaning of Christmas and holiday spirit.
Enjoy the day…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 977 days ago

Merry Christmas Friends. This is what community is all about.

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.

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#7 posted 977 days ago

It’s humbling to know such a wonderful bunch of people, honest.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#8 posted 977 days ago

That is just toooo cool !!! Now that is truly the spirit of christmas and good will. Kudos !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Bob Kollman

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#9 posted 977 days ago

Merry Christmas, this year my wife gave me long awaited for and wanted wood chisels.
But, tears of gratitude is a gift beyond words. As for the yellow stripe in the middle, it is
Yellow Heart.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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David Craig

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#10 posted 977 days ago

The kindness couldn’t have been extended to a nicer person Mike. You are a constant inspiration here at LJs and am glad the holiday season found you so richly blessed. Nothing like living proof that when you give from the heart, the return in investment will be ten-fold.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#11 posted 977 days ago

All the best to you in the coming year, Mike ! May the spirit of this christmas hang around for a long long time for you and your family my friend !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 976 days ago

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Mike, Debbie, and the best of New Years. Well done Jocks, we salute you.
Being an LJ extends far beyond the passion for wood working.

-- 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 976 days ago

very well done Lumberjocks :-) you simply never stops to amaze me with your kindness
thank´s for sharing Mike


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#14 posted 976 days ago

Merry Christmas from me too! Mike you are one of the LJ’s who has helped spread the seeds of kindness around this site. Best wishes to you & Debbie in 2012!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#15 posted 974 days ago

Mike you both deserve the best.
What wonderful gifts and it looks so nice with the three and all.
Merry christmas and a happy newyear to both of you.
Best thoughts my friend,

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

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