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Blog entry by Sam Shakouri posted 786 days ago 1357 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Proudly to anounce that my daughter, Ashley, recently, has graduated as primary school teacher and on Monday 25/6/12 she started her first job in a nearby school. My wife and I feel proud of her and wish her all the best.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 786 days ago

happy day for you all !

go ahead and strut sam
(in a circular way of course)

-- 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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#2 posted 786 days ago

Congrats all around, Sam!

As a retired classroom teacher (33 years), I can tell you this is the most rewarding profession she could have chosen!

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 786 days ago


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

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

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#4 posted 786 days ago

Say congratulation to Ashley for me Sam, I can tell how immensely (& rightly) proud you are, I know the feeling well Sam my two girls graduated some years ago now youngest with Hon’s *& the Eldest with “A’s”.
Loved your story about the segmented but I will still leave it to you guys, I would keep loosing the little pieces lol,
Go pour a nice little “bubbly” for you & the Graduate
best wishes Mate

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

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#5 posted 786 days ago

Congratulations, a Very Noble commitment.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 786 days ago

Good for her. It is nice watching our kids grow and succeed with their achievements. Congratulations Ashley.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 786 days ago

Congratulations to her (and her parents)! You obviously did a good job in raising a smart and beautiful young woman.

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

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#8 posted 786 days ago

Congratulations to you, your wife & Ashley, Sam!
A very happy day in your household !

I am sure a lot of her success is because of the love & support she received from home.

We are very happy for you !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#9 posted 786 days ago

Congratulations on Ashley’s great achievement. Nothing makes a parent happier than the success of their
children, and you have a very good reason to be a proud Dad.
I agree with your reasons for segmented turning, and while I may never reach your level of ability, I have
fun playing in my workshop, and it does keep me out of trouble and off the street corners. Thank you for

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 786 days ago

Congratulations from a second grade Teacher to your daughter. It can be a challenging job, but very rewarding. The first few years can be the hardest so keep encouraging her. there are also lots of things you can make for her out of wood!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#11 posted 785 days ago

Congrats all around!! ;-))

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

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#12 posted 780 days ago

As they say in your country “Good On You” Ashley.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Sam Shakouri

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#13 posted 780 days ago

Hi everybody this is Ashley. Thank you all very much for your kind words.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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