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Blog entry by patron posted 12-14-2010 05:26 PM 1256 reads 0 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well yesterday we went to a funeral
for an old friend

jack never showed up !

seems they had him in the freezer
and told us to come back friday

i wrote my bud A1jim
about this
he sent me this back

”It’s pretty bad when a dead guy gives you the cold shoulder”

made me laugh

but that is not the point of this blog
when i got home there was a package on my porch
having exhausted all my own money
i didn’t expect anything to arrive
so was somewhat mystified
i opened the package to find this inside

it is a gift from my buddy joe lyddon
and his wife deanne
whom i had stayed with
on my ‘travels with buddy’ adventure

joe would make us breakfast
and i commented on his egg pan
saying i just had a small cast iron one for eggs
and it was hit and miss if the eggs stuck to the pan

joe taught me how he makes them
heating olive oil and basting
the spices and any additives first
then the eggs
it gives the eggs complete cooked in taste
not just sprinkled on

thank you Joe and Deanne !

have a merry Christmas all !

-- 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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#1 posted 12-14-2010 05:35 PM

This site is the best… it has given birth to so many friendships.
You are most deserving, David.
Enjoy your eggs!

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

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 05:41 PM

Eggs-cellent Story, David…
Nice early Christmas present Joe!!

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

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 05:50 PM

Over easy please!
Great surprise for a great guy.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 05:57 PM

and it is signed by


maybe i will get my own TV series

’ Eggs by Patron ’

-- 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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#5 posted 12-14-2010 06:02 PM

Kind of a flippant gift LOL So nice of Joe and his wife to think of you as a good egg.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 06:15 PM

Is it safe to say that all woodworkers have good appetites? I know I am hungry just pondering the questions. :) Good story.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 06:28 PM

I guess now you’ll have to build a coop and get some hens! Build a good fence to keep wylie coyote out!
Buddy would like eggs for breakfast too, keep his coat nice and shinny.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 06:30 PM

David good story, I hope to be late for my own funeral someday.
P.S. I like my eggs with bacon and toast. happy holidays

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#9 posted 12-14-2010 06:32 PM

OK, I will join the punsters and say “How eggs-citing! I hope that “cracks” you up David. As always, great story David and Merry Christmas to you.

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

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#10 posted 12-14-2010 06:43 PM

here’s breakfast

sorry joe
i don’t have any spices
so i sauteed some walnut sawdust

now i will have to dress for breakfast 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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#11 posted 12-14-2010 06:54 PM

David you are truly blessed. A new frying pan and Solid Gold eating utensils.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 12-14-2010 07:02 PM

Eggs-actly as it should be. Nice breakfast, David.

Neat joke though, not turning up for your own funeral. I may try that one.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 12-14-2010 07:05 PM

I have seen more than a few gift exchanges that resulted from friendships brought on by this site. It just goes to show you that looking at someones face is not the only path to friendship! AGAIN,...things like this are why this is my ALL TIME favorite site on the web!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#14 posted 12-14-2010 07:06 PM

I’m sorry Patron but that’s just waaaay to much butter on that toast!!!! Love the pepper on the eggs though! Perfectly cooked. What exactly is that brown thing though?


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#15 posted 12-14-2010 07:07 PM

Hi David!

Glad yu found it OK…

That breakfast sure looks GOOD! Better than mine! Eggs are cooked perfectly… and well seasoned!

Good job!

Making me hungry… I will be cooking mine in about 5 minutes!

My friend, enjoy…

Golly, if I knew you were going to publish our note, I would have put it on a Letterhead! :) :)

Take, care.

Thank you for everything you did for us during your stay here… it was nice!

Joe & Deanne

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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