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#20075 Dec 20, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
I would like to dedicate this poem to all the
lovely people who come to the kitchen and who I am
delighted to call my friends.
With special thoughts of PFfff, Flower, Deer Whisperer
(Cuz Luke), Boomer and Franko.
♥ Friends ♥
Friends stay together
through good and through bad
Friends stay together
through happy and sad
Friends stay together
through break-ups and tears
Friends stay together
over the years
Friends stay together
when different or alike
Friends stay together
through pain and through strife
Friends stay together
no matter the cause
Friends stay together
just because
Friends stay together
through love and through hate
Friends stay together
through destiny and fate
Friends stay together
they're just always there
Friends stay together
because they care♥
Jade Just me
beautiful

thanks for including me.
:)

“Hey, Sarge!”

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Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#20076 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Can't let that pass - some of the best meals I had was in my time with the Royal Navy and the Commandos - the Sergeants, Colour Sergeants and Chief Petty Officer chefs were top rate and won national competitions. Did eat a couple of times on USN ships though and do know where you are coming from!
USAF, active duty 12 years. The chow was terrible!
11 years in the Ohio Air National Guard, active, the grub was much better.

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20077 Dec 20, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
USAF, active duty 12 years. The chow was terrible!
11 years in the Ohio Air National Guard, active, the grub was much better.
I remember one Thanksgiving dinner on base and I pulled out a page of recipes from the massed potatoes

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20078 Dec 20, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>That's just nonsense Dennie ...
No that is just politics. You like one thing with another so you can say the other party is against keeping our kids safe. At one time in Texas you could not carry a gun in church. There was a mass shooting in church so the carry law was changed and you can now carry in church and we have had no more church shooting. The same change needs to be made to schools. We have 500,000 people in Texas with carry permits so no one knows who is armed. It makes a criminal think twice. All these shooting take place where no one has a gun. I trust my fellow citizen who is not a felon and has had training in the law and the use of a gun. Lots of women I work with have a carry permit and one has killed an attacker. It is very dangerous for a woman in real estate

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#20079 Dec 20, 2012
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
beautiful
thanks for including me.
:)
She didn't include 'me'

STOMP! POUT! lol

[j/k]

El & I go back a long long... way..
and know where we stand .. to date.

No need for affirmation...

“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#20080 Dec 20, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>No that is just politics. You like one thing with another so you can say the other party is against keeping our kids safe. At one time in Texas you could not carry a gun in church. There was a mass shooting in church so the carry law was changed and you can now carry in church and we have had no more church shooting. The same change needs to be made to schools. We have 500,000 people in Texas with carry permits so no one knows who is armed. It makes a criminal think twice. All these shooting take place where no one has a gun. I trust my fellow citizen who is not a felon and has had training in the law and the use of a gun. Lots of women I work with have a carry permit and one has killed an attacker. It is very dangerous for a woman in real estate
We've had only one up here too, and you still can't carry a loaded gun into a church.

Trust your fellow gun owners? In Texas?

To receive a carry permit in Texas, you must attend and pass the mandatory class for gun safety and use that is taught by a certified instructor. Classes are usually ten to fifteen hours long and include the cost of your application. This class is a must for all who wish to carry a concealed weapon. A part of this class is shooting practice at the firing range, and some instructors require that you bring your own gun to the range.

LMFGDAO...yep, they be a sharpshooter alright after 10-15 hours of training.

Tally?

“Grab all the good”

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Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20081 Dec 20, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
She didn't include 'me'
STOMP! POUT! lol
[j/k]
El & I go back a long long... way..
and know where we stand .. to date.
No need for affirmation...
Good morning Grace. How are you this fine day :)

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#20082 Dec 20, 2012
EL,

I was VERY impressed to hear this...

so much so that I stopped what I was doing to
give it my *full attention*..

'Some Mother's Do have 'em'

WHO would have thought(:

For all the great Brits who write here.

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#20083 Dec 20, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning Grace. How are you this fine day :)
GREAT, Full of the Christmas "Spirit" lol

NOT a gun to be seen ANYWHERE round here!
well!!! maybe a water pistol in the garden shed!!(:

but that is all(:

Hope you're enjoying these Pre-Christmas days.D..

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Poole, UK

#20084 Dec 20, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
We've had only one up here too, and you still can't carry a loaded gun into a church.
Trust your fellow gun owners? In Texas?
To receive a carry permit in Texas, you must attend and pass the mandatory class for gun safety and use that is taught by a certified instructor. Classes are usually ten to fifteen hours long and include the cost of your application. This class is a must for all who wish to carry a concealed weapon. A part of this class is shooting practice at the firing range, and some instructors require that you bring your own gun to the range.
LMFGDAO...yep, they be a sharpshooter alright after 10-15 hours of training.
Tally?
Sniper courses in the commandos were 8 weeks when I designed it, but that was a while ago (and I'm not telling when that was!). Marines probably trained for around 2 weeks in total on their weapons, but throughout their service were required to keep up to date with regular range work and dry training.

10-15 hours is better than nothing, but only scratches the surface. And that doesn't keep you current - hand guns are very difficult to fire accurately at the best of times: frankly, sky marshals scare the hell out of me with weapons in a pressurised aircraft.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20085 Dec 20, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
We've had only one up here too, and you still can't carry a loaded gun into a church.
Trust your fellow gun owners? In Texas?
To receive a carry permit in Texas, you must attend and pass the mandatory class for gun safety and use that is taught by a certified instructor. Classes are usually ten to fifteen hours long and include the cost of your application. This class is a must for all who wish to carry a concealed weapon. A part of this class is shooting practice at the firing range, and some instructors require that you bring your own gun to the range.
LMFGDAO...yep, they be a sharpshooter alright after 10-15 hours of training.
Tally?
There is no training on shooting. The training is on the laws. You have to prove you are able to shoot to a certain standard. You may have been shooting for years before you get a permit. I just heard on the news that gun sales are up 800%

“Spot the orange Ram!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#20086 Dec 20, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>that says it all .....
Not quite! Thank you is in order for your support and understanding, it seems I misinterpreted your meaning
Franko, so apologies are also in order.
Just like to mention I had included you in the poem before I
read your post!...:) We posted simultaeneously.
Oh, and I will, I am looking out for White Christmas coming on tv.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20087 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sniper courses in the commandos were 8 weeks when I designed it, but that was a while ago (and I'm not telling when that was!). Marines probably trained for around 2 weeks in total on their weapons, but throughout their service were required to keep up to date with regular range work and dry training.
10-15 hours is better than nothing, but only scratches the surface. And that doesn't keep you current - hand guns are very difficult to fire accurately at the best of times: frankly, sky marshals scare the hell out of me with weapons in a pressurised aircraft.
There is no training in the use of a pistol when you get a permit. All the training is in gun laws. You do have to show you can pass a shooting test but they don't teach you how to shoot at all. It is expected you will be proficient to begin with. The last time I renewed my license after a few rounds my group was so tight the instructor said I passed but let have some fun and he instructed me in a combat course. I can out shoot most cops

“Spot the orange Ram!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#20088 Dec 20, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
El,
If I may come in here to say..
what a VERY LOVELY sentiment in that poem..
GREAT CHOICE...
First, I thought it was of your own
creation...
I might .. with your 'say so'.. put the
Christmas poem I wrote .. on here before the
big day..
It is a kind of 'patchwork quilt' of Christmas memories
from my past, and all deeply cherished & ever fondly remembered.
El,
It's a nice time of year to say
YOU are 'A Good Egg'
(X)
Thanks Grace....
I remembered that poem from a while back, seemed to fit the bill
as to how I felt, I got quite emotional there for a minute or two...not like me at all! haha
Now what do you mean, with my 'say so'....this is everybody's thread,(Post 1) so please do, am looking forward to hearing it.
That's nice of you to say Grace. Very much appreciate the compliment.
Will resist saying 'you crack me up'...LOL!

“Spot the orange Ram!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#20089 Dec 20, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
She didn't include 'me'
STOMP! POUT! lol
[j/k]
El & I go back a long long... way..
and know where we stand .. to date.
No need for affirmation...
Calm down dear!(best Micheal Winner impersonation)...

It was for everybody Grace, but I made mention of those
folk who I have insulted. Inadvertently.

“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#20090 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sniper courses in the commandos were 8 weeks when I designed it, but that was a while ago (and I'm not telling when that was!). Marines probably trained for around 2 weeks in total on their weapons, but throughout their service were required to keep up to date with regular range work and dry training.
10-15 hours is better than nothing, but only scratches the surface. And that doesn't keep you current - hand guns are very difficult to fire accurately at the best of times: frankly, sky marshals scare the hell out of me with weapons in a pressurised aircraft.
Very well put - and that was my point.

I'm not saying that there isn't a few "sharpshooters" out there, but in general they are far and few between.

Excellent post Tone.

“Spot the orange Ram!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#20091 Dec 20, 2012
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
well El, lets give credit where it should be given, that bottle of wine helped. lol
:))
It was a lovely idea PFfff...I was so pleased to see you,
we hugged, we sat in the best room and I got my best wine
glasses out, the Jacob's Creek wine and we had a good laugh
as I knew we would...notice I hedged until the fourth glass
was well and truly down before broaching the 'C' word....
c for cowardly.....now that's one thing I repute 100%.
Otherwise....happy we made up. <3

“Spot the orange Ram!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#20092 Dec 20, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Hi El. My wife and I went to a casino and had a nice drive and a good lunch. The sad thing is I lost $20 :) Well Obama went on TV and as we thought he is going to expand gun control or at least try to. We have a bill being introduced in Texas that will really reduce the probability of another tragedy. Just like they have sky marshals we will have school marshals. They will be unknown who is the first responders and will be school personal who will have concealed carry license and police training and will be a deputy. These nuts don't go to places they know someone will be armed. Blame the person who pulled the trigger not the gun
Hi Denny....you did a great job with CC on the lights,
bless your hearts.
Glad you and Mrs. C had a nice drive...and glad you didn't lose more than 20 bucks! lol
With the gun situation Denny, whatever works out for the best is all I can say. Something surely has to be done and soon.
It makes perfect sense to me to be armed.

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#20093 Dec 20, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Denny....you did a great job with CC on the lights,
bless your hearts.
Glad you and Mrs. C had a nice drive...and glad you didn't lose more than 20 bucks! lol
With the gun situation Denny, whatever works out for the best is all I can say. Something surely has to be done and soon.
It makes perfect sense to me to be armed.
Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it :)

“Spot the orange Ram!”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#20094 Dec 20, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh my! You humble me, Lady El.
an excerpt offered; "doctored" from the Hollies tune:
"It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
She ain't heavy, she's my cuzzin"
Golden slumbers for you tonight; waking up to morning bright.
That is so sweet. I really love that Dear Luke.

All set for Christmas? I pick everything up for Christmas Day
Lunch on Saturday, I ordered it all from one source from Anglesey,
and it will be available to collect nearer to where I live.
Has made life easier rather than shopping around, as Grace mentioned, we have an epidemic doing the rounds.
Glad to say all is well here by this time...

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