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Old 12-21-2008, 03:49 PM   #21
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:51 PM   #22
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Now, that's what I'd call going out with a bang....
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:55 PM   #23
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Joining in on the group hug.

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Old 12-21-2008, 05:28 PM   #24
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Awww...poor bunny had a premature de-inflation

This forum is my all time favorite. I learn and I laugh every time I read the latest threads. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all.
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Somehow an inflatable bunny 'friend' just doesn't seem the same ....
Maybe he's been really busy?
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I love this forum too! Y'all are such an entertaining, informative bunch!
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:35 PM   #27
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So right. I remember how kind CFB was when my cat was so ill. Many others here were too. I'll never forget that. Great bunch of folks here. Cheers, purrs and headbumps to all.
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:38 PM   #28
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So right. I remember how kind CFB was when my cat was so ill. Many others here were too. I'll never forget that. Great bunch of folks here. Cheers, purrs and headbumps to all.
I think our support and caring for one another is genuine, and it is very nice to give and get. Thanks to everyone from me too.

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Old 12-22-2008, 09:31 AM   #29
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Thank you Martha, FinanceDude, Want2Retire, REWahoo, TromboneAl, Rich in Tampa, Rambler, NW-Bound, tangomonster, ESRBob, Gumby, ziggy29, ERD50 and many others for your provocative, thoughtful, smart and/or humorous posts here this year. I have learned a lot and laughed here – and that’s what will keep me coming back. To those I may often disagree with, I value those exchanges just as much if not more, and regret if I have offended anyone. We grow by honestly considering other POV’s --- not by talking only to like-minded folks. And I don’t discount that I may come around to another POV one day.

While this is primarily an Early Retirement Forum, what makes it special IMO is that it’s participants offer so much more than that. So a sincere thanks and Merry Christmas to all of you…and stealing from Hallmark:

“This year may the hands that touch the earth be a little gentler

And the hearts that care for it a little wiser.”
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This place feels like home; and it contains all the elements of a classic Southern gothic family, including the crazy uncle--though there are a lot of candidates for that role!
Thanks for the wonderful friendships born here; my world is enriched by this forum a great deal!
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Thanks for the wonderful friendships born here; my world is enriched by this forum a great deal!
Happy holidays to all!
I wish MY uncles were as "cool" as unclemick......heh heh heh........
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:39 PM   #33
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Can I be the eccentric Aunt acquired through a brief but stormy marriage to the crazy Uncle, who was 20 years his junior, but still attends family functions even though everyone just rolls their eyes at her behind her head ? Please please PLEASE ?

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Old 12-22-2008, 02:57 PM   #34
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Can I be the eccentric Aunt acquired through a brief but stormy marriage to the crazy Uncle, who was 20 years his junior, but still attends family functions even though everyone just rolls their eyes at her behind her head ? Please please PLEASE
Not my call, but would it help any if I told you I was rolling my eyes as I read this?
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As REW is one of the crazy uncle contenders in my family photo of the ER forum, he has some nerve shunning you, even if you did chase him out of the house at the culmination of your stormy marriage with a weedeater!

...hey, it's my story...fortunately, freebird doesn't actually catch REW with the weedeater, but the neighbors still talk about it!
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #36
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As REW is one of the crazy uncle contenders in my family photo of the ER forum, he has some nerve shunning you, even if you did chase him out of the house at the culmination of your stormy marriage with a weedeater!

...hey, it's my story...fortunately, freebird doesn't actually catch REW with the weedeater, but the neighbors still talk about it!
And a great story it is! I like the idea of the ER family being compared to a classic Southern gothic novel. We need a handsome drifter to come into town and cause a stir among the ladies
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And a great story it is! I like the idea of the ER family being compared to a classic Southern gothic novel. We need a handsome drifter to come into town and cause a stir among the ladies
Wouldn't be me. I'm a shorter, stockier and somewhat younger version of Captain Stubing from the Love Boat.
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Ooooh, ER Southern gothic on the love boat! Woo Hoo! Climb aboard!
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Goonie!
we gals always have a weakness for those strong, silent, accordian playing lobster worshipping types.
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