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Forum topic by Betsy posted 10-21-2007 04:10 AM 1070 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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10-21-2007 04:10 AM

Has there ever been a Texas picnic? If so, where, when?

If not, is there any interest?

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!


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Karson

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#1 posted 10-21-2007 04:28 AM

I’ve not heard of one Betsy. There have only been three that I remember.

Ms Debbie in Canada.
Mark DeCou’s home Elmsdale Kansas West of KC
Lee Jesbergers Home Sewell NJ.

I’ve made it to Mark’s and Lee’s

Get one started and someone will show up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Betsy

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#2 posted 10-21-2007 05:14 AM

If anyone is interested in a Texas get together – let me know. I’ll be glad to see if I can get one organized. I’m in the Arlington/Fort Worth area. I have a pretty small house but I will be glad to have it here.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 10-21-2007 12:22 PM

I can’t make it.. but I’ll post the request in the next eMag. Do you have a month in mind? or season? or year? lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 10-21-2007 02:36 PM

Debbie – don’t blame you for not wanting to come to Texas——- But if you said you’d come I’m sure I’d have LJ’s coming out my ears to meet you!!!! :-)

Seriously though – with the coming holidays it may be hard to find a date until after the first of the year. But I’m a single gal who is more flexible with her time than folks that have family obligations. So if local LJ’s want to meet in the coming weeks/months I’m more than happy to arrange it. Unfortuantely to this point, I’ve not heard from any Texans. We’ll see what happens.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Mark

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#5 posted 10-22-2007 12:26 AM

Betsy,

I’m from Kerrville and if we can get some people together sometime it would be great. I know there are several LJ’s in Texas and several from central to east Texas. I agree that this late in the year would be problematic at best but next year offers all sorts of possiblilities.

Mark

-- Mark

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Betsy

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#6 posted 10-22-2007 01:04 AM

Mark – I agree. The nice thing about this part of Texas is that we generally have pretty good weather all year which means we can pretty much pick our dates. I’m thinking sometime in February. Let me know what you think.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Chipper

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#7 posted 10-22-2007 04:42 AM

Betsy,

Interesting idea. I second the problem of the holidays coming up. How about waiting for good weather next spring and meeting at one of the mills we’ve talked about going to look at? Kind of a field trip sort of thing?

We can round up the other Texas LJ’s and maybe get some more recruited in the meantime. :)

-- Steve (Plano, TX)

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Betsy

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#8 posted 10-22-2007 05:59 AM

Steve – I’m one step ahead. I’ve got the Woods of Mission Timbers on my list of folks to call to see if they would be interested in a field trip from us. I’ve been there a couple of times and the fellow that runs/owns the place can really tell you about the industry and is usually very willing to give a tour of his milling and kiln areas. He’s a very nice man who i think will work with us on a one day pricing for materials. But iI’ll hit hiim up in the next week or two to test the waters.

My thinking on February was that it would be before March Madness for our basketball fanatics and if we wait until April you’ve got baseball fanatics (I confess, I’m one of those). If we don’t do Feburay then May would be the next choice I think, Of course, once we figure out who/how many would be coming we can adjust the schedule depening on other committments, (read that games to watch—- and oh yeah – family commitments.

Regardless of the date—- plans need to be made. And honestly, I like organizng these things. If one idea does not work, then another will.

I’ll brainstrm over the next couple of weeks and then throw the list out to cybespace to see what you all think. I have grand scheme of having 15=20 but since this is the first and only a few expressed nterest – it may be only 4 or 5. Either way – I’ll make the first one work so the second one will be more popular.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#9 posted 10-22-2007 06:24 AM

Want steak. Want beer.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#10 posted 10-22-2007 12:20 PM

I’m just north of Tyler, TX. Not too far away.

I could probably make it.

Gary

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Mark

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#11 posted 10-22-2007 03:18 PM

A field trip of sorts sounds great. Just let me know when and where.

Mark

-- Mark

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#12 posted 10-22-2007 04:12 PM

I could make it, I’m 20 miles south of Dallas…..after the holidays may be best….

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#13 posted 10-22-2007 07:11 PM

I’m glad there seems to be interest in doing this. I’ll come up with some ideas and post it here soon.

Dadoo—- as far as steak and beer—- hummmm I do two things well in the kitchen department – Lasagna and reservations. The last steak I did for myself was about as tough as my dog’s rawhide bone. So perhaps I should consider getting a grill—- and we’ll put you in charge of it. What do you think???

Also, if I can swing the mill I’d like to——maybe they’d donate some of their mesquite for a grill.

I also intend to contact Rockler and Woodcraft to see if we can swing some door prizes. The Rockler manager has been after me to do a class so maybe I can twist his arm into some door prizes if I agree to do a Saturday afternoon presentation—- would be worth it.

I’ll let you know.

If anyone else is interested let me know.

Thanks.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 10-22-2007 07:24 PM

you sure are making it sound like a great event. Wish I could make it!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 10-22-2007 09:06 PM

Betsy

Which Rockler do you go to. The one in Arlington or maybe Mesquite.

Mesquites about 20 miles closer for me.

Gary

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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