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Informed Opinion

Dahlonega, GA

#23 Nov 19, 2012
Slowpok wrote:
<quoted text>Thet sounds like it was fer usns before all you ole smelly ones changed everthang han took the peace han dignity away.
I feel your pain.

I miss those good 'ol days too.

Do what I do - as life steals your speed, quickness, flexibility, memory, and hair,

at Thanksgiving:

When remembering "back in the day", feel free to "enhance" your memories of how many touchdowns you scored when playing high school football, how many hits you had in baseball, how cute that cheerleader was that finally went up in the hayloft with you,

remember all those family and friends, who as, Springsteen says have "fallen in their tracks",

and suddenly, it's damn good to have another chance to be with the next generation of family and friends, even if we are now the "old folks".

This year, Mom's gone, so no more home cooked,(and very dry), turkey.
instead its Brasstown Valley for Thanksgiving Dinner - it's the start of a new tradition.

Thankfully, they carry Makers Mark bourbon and you can have a cigar on the patio.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Informed Opinion

Dahlonega, GA

#24 Nov 19, 2012
Slowpok wrote:
<quoted text>Thet sounds like it was fer usns before all you ole smelly ones changed everthang han took the peace han dignity away.
And Slo, get back up here. Texas ain't no place for a smart man.
Curious

Ellijay, GA

#25 Nov 19, 2012
Talking about traditions. We started one a few years back at Steve Steak House for Thanksgiving. It is always packed .
Georgia Idiots

Fitzgerald, GA

#26 Nov 19, 2012
Slowpok wrote:
Git!!
looks like you did !!!
Zoltar

Dawsonville, GA

#27 Nov 20, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
I feel your pain.
I miss those good 'ol days too.
Do what I do - as life steals your speed, quickness, flexibility, memory, and hair,
at Thanksgiving:
When remembering "back in the day", feel free to "enhance" your memories of how many touchdowns you scored when playing high school football, how many hits you had in baseball, how cute that cheerleader was that finally went up in the hayloft with you,
remember all those family and friends, who as, Springsteen says have "fallen in their tracks",
and suddenly, it's damn good to have another chance to be with the next generation of family and friends, even if we are now the "old folks".
This year, Mom's gone, so no more home cooked,(and very dry), turkey.
instead its Brasstown Valley for Thanksgiving Dinner - it's the start of a new tradition.
Thankfully, they carry Makers Mark bourbon and you can have a cigar on the patio.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Informed, I really enjoyed your post. You are correct in that family traditions do change over the years as family members pass on.

My father-in-law, who in my eyes was a great man and who bacame the father I never had, enjoyed Thanksgiving more than any other holiday. He enjoyed the food, the football and getting together with family and friends. I believe that man smiled all day long as he enjoyed all that his favorite holiday entailed. Two years ago, he passed away suddenly the day after Thanksgiving. It was if a higher power had granted him one more Thanksgiving Day before his untimely demise.

Now, with his absence, it is getting much more difficult to bring family members together for Thanksgiving. But, we keep trying since this holiday is uniquely American and a day in which we can at least try to get together. Whether the dinner is at home or at a restaurant really doesn't matter. It's just the beiig together that is important.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Informed Opinion

Dahlonega, GA

#28 Nov 21, 2012
Zoltar wrote:
<quoted text>Informed, I really enjoyed your post. You are correct in that family traditions do change over the years as family members pass on.

My father-in-law, who in my eyes was a great man and who bacame the father I never had, enjoyed Thanksgiving more than any other holiday. He enjoyed the food, the football and getting together with family and friends. I believe that man smiled all day long as he enjoyed all that his favorite holiday entailed. Two years ago, he passed away suddenly the day after Thanksgiving. It was if a higher power had granted him one more Thanksgiving Day before his untimely demise.

Now, with his absence, it is getting much more difficult to bring family members together for Thanksgiving. But, we keep trying since this holiday is uniquely American and a day in which we can at least try to get together. Whether the dinner is at home or at a restaurant really doesn't matter. It's just the beiig together that is important.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Wow, maybe I'm not a macho as I should be, but I admit that got to me.

To have had that much of a positive impact in your life, he must have been one heck of man. Isn't it a extra hard when the good ones leave us.

I truly believe that wherever he is, Heaven (or whatever we decide to call the place God has for us), he is as proud of and grateful for you and yours, as you are him.

Can anybody hope for more than to live their life in such a way as to be remembered like you remember him ?

Anyway, on Thanksgiving, when we remember own own, I'll offer up a silent toast for him too.

And don't worry, in case he was offended by drink, we have apple cider on standby.

Here's hoping you can emulate your Father-in-Law, and enjoy every single second of a great Thanksgiving, and that one day,(hopefully many decades from now), others will remember you as the same kind of man Father-in-Law was.
Zoltar

Jefferson, GA

#29 Nov 26, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Wow, maybe I'm not a macho as I should be, but I admit that got to me.
To have had that much of a positive impact in your life, he must have been one heck of man. Isn't it a extra hard when the good ones leave us.
I truly believe that wherever he is, Heaven (or whatever we decide to call the place God has for us), he is as proud of and grateful for you and yours, as you are him.
Can anybody hope for more than to live their life in such a way as to be remembered like you remember him ?
Anyway, on Thanksgiving, when we remember own own, I'll offer up a silent toast for him too.
And don't worry, in case he was offended by drink, we have apple cider on standby.
Here's hoping you can emulate your Father-in-Law, and enjoy every single second of a great Thanksgiving, and that one day,(hopefully many decades from now), others will remember you as the same kind of man Father-in-Law was.
I just noticed your post this morning and I thank you.

My Father-In-Law must have appreciated your toast and definately would not have been offeded by "drink". He used to proudly announce every day at 5:00 p.m., "the sun is over the yard arm" and proceed to mix himself a Manhattan.

Thanks again for your kind words.

Since: Apr 11

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#30 Nov 26, 2012
Slowpok wrote:
Git!!! Git!!! Git!!!
Hey 'Pok, I git back to the PA Appys and first day of Buck today Ridge Runner dropped 8 point 142 lb this morning.
Love the Appalachians and the people whether here in PA or in GA!
Have a great Holiday Season!

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