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Reasons to be thankful
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Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 13:53:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanking about Thanksgiving day in the car on the way back home, I started counting my blessings, things I have reason to be thankful for.

It's quite a lot:

- I'm thankful I found the love of my life. I'm so lucky to be married to her!

- I'm thankful we are healthy

- I'm thankful for my new family ( Patria's family ) The way the took me in, accepted me from day one and really make me feel part of them

- I'm thankful I have enough work to provide for my family

- I'm thankful for living on this paridise like island

-I'm thankful for having good friends, many of them on this board

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!


Zenia    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:51:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is really sweet, Gerrit. So much to be thankful for.

I am most thankful for my beautiful twin boys, they are the light of my life. Waking up to a big hug this morning, and my son saying "mommy, you're my favorite, and I love you forever!" made my day. Life is good!

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 16:16:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sure nothing beats that great feeling, Zenia!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your boys!


Burrhead    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:21:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Gerrit as far as wimmin and family goes I'm thankful that nearly 40 year ago I ran up on a nice young gal that did'nt take no lip off this redneck farm boy. That kinda tripped my trigger.

Now when I look around at the life that young gal helped and led me through I give thanks.

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:28:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's great when you can say that after being together for 40 years.. It had to become 50 before I met mine, but I assure you, ever since we're making up for the "lost time"

Burrhead    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:36:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
LMBO ye better stay as caught up as you can. when ye get behind it's rough.

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:38:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll keep that in mind lol

mark/mn    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:45:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm thankful my wife is still alive, for my healthy
children, my farm and some pretty great

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 16:17:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
What else can a man wish for?

Happy Thanksgiving, Mark

Patria    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:36:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gerrit..I'm not as eloquent as you are..:-)
I'll just say I'm grateful for the person I became, the day I met you..

And of course, for the family I was borne into. For the people who befriends me. For being a mom and a grandma. And last, but not least? I'll be grateful when I wake up tomorrow realizing I'm still breathing!LOL

Happy Thanksgiving Day to All!

Burrhead    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:14:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Patria what I noticed about you an Gerrit is that yall accent each other as a couple. Some folks seem more like a mismatched set than a loving couple.

I think Yall make a beautiful couple.

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:24:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Burr. It's really great to ( finally..) be together with someone who "just feels right"

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Ma Burr and the whole family!


Burrhead    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:48:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Gerrit and I hope you draw all aces.

Rickstir    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:26:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
There certainly are some similarities.

* got a lovely, loving wife
* her family excepted by also
* my former wife's (deceased) family is still very close
* my daughter is going to have my second grandbaby and this one is a girl
* live on a wonderful piece of land, happily with my honey
* good job that support us
* very good group of friends in our little town that have accepted the cityslickers from STL
* good health
* good brother to hunt with

I often, in all honesty, tell my wife I am the luckiest man on earth. It is great to be me.

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:28:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to read I'm not the only lucky guy..

Happy Thanksgiving, Rickstir!

now    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:09:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
all you need is water, very nice your a lucky man.

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:13:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oops! Forgot that one.. Yesterday the watertrucks came. Maybe with a little help from the Dutch Consul who called our mayor and put some pressure on the poor guy :-)

and    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:18:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was gonna send snow,guess who lol.

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:22:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh I knew it was you

So now you'r gonna sell huh? Make a good deal and use some of the profit to make that trip to PR. After a coupl of weeks here in the winter you'll feel like 25 again..

toolman    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:51:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
well im looking at two places both 20 acres one has a new house 339000 the other 267000 50 year old house and you know the 50 year old place has appealed to me , very well maintained as fars as i can see , and sorta my kind a place, i feel comfortable with it, won,t be doin anything untill spring and thats his plan now too so it works well for the both of us, know more after i head down their, very warm climate in that area, knowen for their farming and fruit growing, we,ll how it all plays out, if it was meant to be it will i belive that.if not then i guess im supposed to be here lol.

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:01:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds good! I love old houses myself as well.. Of course they have to be either well maintained or cheap enough to get them into shape..

Warm climate, fruit growing?? You make me curious! Is this in Canada you're talking about or are you thinking of going to Florida??

toolman    Posted 11-24-2004 at 16:10:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
it,s canada 100 miles west of me farther into the interio of b.c., very litte snow in the winter mild climate hot summers, big huge lake nearby. the house looks nice from the pictures all finished basement, workshop, barn some other out buildings, we,ll see.

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 16:15:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds really good! I'm sure you'll keep us updated.
Gonna hit the sack anytime soon now. Worked my a$$ off the last three days.. Lots of cement and concrete - not really my hobby lol

toolman    Posted 11-24-2004 at 16:40:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i hear ya been on enough big pours around here in my life to know assdraggin lol.

Helena    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:08:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good reasons to be thankful for! I'm thankful for
1) life
2) my children
3) being able to choose
4) a roof over my head
5) meals
6) a nice place to live
7) getting to really know my God
8) the good feeling I have after seeing a job
well done
9) my health
10) others who accept me as I am

Gerrit    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:34:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well it looks like you're lucky too!

Happy Thanksgiving Helena!

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