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Blog entry by patron posted 01-22-2011 03:31 PM 4366 reads 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the last two days
i had the privilege
of meeting LJ’er

neil came for a visit

we spent a couple of days talking
and sharing woodworking ideas

what a smart and caring guy

we dined out every night
and spent our days walking
and talking in to the night

neil made it possible for me to get some help
from the local clinic
for my health issues


and brought a slew of healthy groceries for me

i enjoyed our visit even more than just another woodworker
i feel we bonded on a personal level
something i cherish even more

my only regret
is that we didn’t have more time together
i only got to use 395,283 words

next time i will ramp it up to
1,759,836 words

now i have someone else i can look up to
and am looking forward to when i can
visit with him
maybe this spring

-- 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 01-22-2011 03:58 PM

Well if that isn’t a wonderful story, I don’t know what would be.
Good for you guys.
And take care of yourself David. We need you.

And thanks to you, I have started counting my words. You guys say more than I do…..

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 03:59 PM

Sounds like a great visit. These days, we need caring friends. Good times for you both!


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#3 posted 01-22-2011 04:08 PM

What a great time. Glad you shared about it.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 04:17 PM

If this site had a “like” button…. I would be clicking it over and over right now.

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 04:21 PM

that is so cool david

-- -erik & christy-

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 04:31 PM

Two neat guys, you two.

-- 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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#7 posted 01-22-2011 04:34 PM

That’s great that Neil could visit and spend some quality time together. He seems to have many insites in alot of areas.
Congrats on the new friendship (or at least more deeply rooted).
Thanks for sharing David.

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

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 05:00 PM

David: A greqt post and a great visit. It’s nice when friends from far and near can stop and visit.

-- 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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#9 posted 01-22-2011 05:09 PM

Hey David, did you get his autograph? Neil, did you get David’s? Nice to hear you guys had a nice time together. As I am sure you learned Neil, David is apparently a very considerate host. I communicated with him during your stay (via the computer) and he alluded to “whispering” because Neil is visiting. Knowing David’s renowned ingenuity, he probably rigged up a muffler system for the keyboard!

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

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#10 posted 01-22-2011 05:45 PM

Hi David. It’s always good to hear about a nice visit and folks getting on so well. Obviously Neils human qualities are at least as good as his woodworking abilities. I’m sure you both benefited from the visit though, and thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 01-22-2011 05:55 PM

Congratulations :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#12 posted 01-22-2011 06:09 PM

It’s great you guys had a super visit I guess you and Neil can start a series called visiting my first 100 LJ members.
Your count-o- meter must be broken David how could the count possibly be that low when two LJers get together. :)) It was great that Neil was able to get you help and stock up you food.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 01-22-2011 06:17 PM

thank you all

‘man cannot live on bread alone’

he must talk
and talk
and talk

buddy took a liking to him
right away
he slept right next to him

and made sure
he didn’t sleep too much 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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#14 posted 01-22-2011 06:20 PM

n/beaner finest kind, i always enjoy his comments.

It sounds like a great time, both you guys are real up beat and positive influences

on this site.

David, I didn’t know you had health issues. In any case I might be able to

help in the future…I have pliers and a dermal for dental work, many different

hammers for anesthesia, saws for cutting parts out, glue, nailers, and staplers

for reattaching, and a 1790’s manual for blood letting. :) I am glad Neil, was able

to help you!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 01-22-2011 07:01 PM

Hey Patron!

Glad you’re still kicking!

Sounds you and Neil had a WONDERFUL time together!

Dining out EVERY NIGHT! Man o live… talk about being in “hog heaven”! Hard to beat that!

Sure glad he helped you health-wise… Hope all is OK now!

Neil, Thank you for taking care of our Buddy (Patron)...

I guess Buddy is still OK… and I trust that Neil didn’t bring a cat with him! (big GRIN)

Thank you for the report…

Take care!

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

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