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Hello.  Sorry to be a dunderbrain, but are we really having a 'gathering' this summer, or is that a long-standing joke?  OR . . . is it invitation only, which would be completely understandable.  I don't want to show up and end up as fertilizer.

Cheers!

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Me, too!  I just have to figure out how to get all the Cincinnati Chili fixin's there in good order.  No Graeter's ice cream as it would surely melt.

We need a count by mid-June, I suggest, to be sure we all bring enough of whatever we're bringing!

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Yes, it's for real, and I'm hosting.  No need to bring anything, but I do need a count.  If you're not sure, a "maybe" is fine.  June 23 in middle TN.  Anybody interested please message me for directions!

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This sounds spectacular.  Because it is further than where we get groceries, I can't make it.  But...I know it will be a swell time for anyone form this group.

Just to see all the smiling faces that we talk to on here, in person,... WoW !   My wife and I are limited to short distance travel.   Don't get me wrong... We both like food.

My best to whom ever thought this up, and to who ever can make it to the gathering.  It will be the cherry on top of this fine community.

Elrod

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9 minutes ago, Elrod said:

This sounds spectacular.  Because it is further than where we get groceries, I can't make it.  But...I know it will be a swell time for anyone form this group.

Just to see all the smiling faces that we talk to on here, in person,... WoW !   My wife and I are limited to short distance travel.   Don't get me wrong... We both like food.

My best to whom ever thought this up, and to who ever can make it to the gathering.  It will be the cherry on top of this fine community.

Elrod

I think this got "thought up" one day when Rita took a 10 minute break from the site.

I'll be there!

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28 minutes ago, Possi said:

I think this got "thought up" one day when Rita took a 10 minute break from the site.

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Total Turtle Poop!  That is the one day in June that I cannot be in TN.  I am Treasurer of my Church, and we are paying a consultant for a retreat to be held that day to deal with some transition and search committee issues.

Have so much fun!  I would have loved to join you.  Perhaps it will go so well that you'll all agree we should do something again next summer.  You are all welcome in KS.

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Does the venue have quality Wifi?  I will be toting my laptop and we can facetime or Facebook video chat, or several other ways to let people be there that can't be in person.

Think "Big Bang Theory".

Maybe even possibly stream some of it live...

It is just the life-long geek coming out in me....

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I am working every angle I can to get there with my spouse.   But, I lost my day job and it will totally depend on if I get hired somewhere after we get back from our  London vacation.   Really hoping I don't have a job until July...or August...or later.   I am enjoying the unemployed life.   My backyard is becoming fabulous, all the to-do's around the house are getting done, and I have time to work on tax issues without any pressure.    I could get used to this.

Anyway, I have never driven across the country, so I am really excited to drive from CA to TN.   I have a sister in southern OH, so I will stop by and see her too.   But being away from the house for 2 weeks is a stretch for the spouse.  

I guess that means I am a maybe.

Tom
Modesto, CA

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I am very disappointed that I cannot make the party due to other obligations.   I do love a party, especially one with all of you.    Looking forward to hearing all about it and wishing everyone a great time, Rita will make sure of that.  I will be with you in heart and spirit.    

Bill

PS.  If possible, I would like a 5x7 for my desk of Rita on her tractor with her million dollar smile after taking care of a special client.

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Rich:


The instigator of all this.....  will be traveling Toronto.  So...  I think I will not be bringing the Crab Cakes I promised.

Rich

 

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We haven't made any reservations yet but we're really looking forward to it. I've made a few notes about ATX letters, but I have a lot more work to do to fill the 3 hours Jack has alloted. 😜 If I went on for 3 hours, you'd all be so drunk you'd start throwing things at me.

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@Abby Normal, you have to do a seminar on ATX tips and tricks.   And give us all a certificate of completion.   How else are we going to write this off?  That is a lot of business miles I can rack up from CA to TN and back.

Tom
Modesto, CA

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I'll be having a hip replaced this summer, and maybe spinal surgery, too.  Doctors are still arguing about the source of my pain and weakness.  Have already had x-rays, an MRI, blood work, etc.  Rheumatologist, who was holding out for spinal stenosis, went to a conference and changed his mind to hip.  But internist, who agreed with the orthopedic surgeon re hip, is now concerned about the source of weakness on my left side, so he's sending me to a spine specialist next week.  I'm concerned about the source of PAIN on my left side.  If I have a hip replaced and still hurt, I will not be a happy camper.  At least one hip needs to be replaced soon, but maybe there is something I need done first.  Anyway, I won't be at Rita's in TN nor at Appalachia Service Project in TN, KY, WV, VA, or NC, and might miss hubby's family reunion on the Cape.  I didn't sign up for the CCH User Conference at the Fountainebleau in Miami Beach, because I don't think I'll be doing a log of walking this fall.  Luckily, I'm pretty comfortable sitting (especially on a heating pad) so can prepare taxes and do anything else at my computer.  I look forward to the live stream from Rita's back forty! 

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I am still digging my way out from under work, plus the managing of my parents' estates.  But I have a reservation in Gatlinburg, which I think gets me to within driving distance (not as short a distance as I would like, but doable) so I am planning to be there if at all possible.

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23 hours ago, WITAXLADY said:

ok - not to be dumb.. but again - where and when?!

thx

June 23rd in middle TN.  Hope to see you then!

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Sorry, cain't make it.  That's family reunion season and several relatives in dire straits are depending on me to co-sign their bank note renewals.  Too, although I am allowed to leave the state, I don't like to get much further away from home than Little Rock.  Good luck with your barbecue'n and stuff.

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31 minutes ago, BLACK BART said:

Sorry, cain't make it.  That's family reunion season and several relatives in dire straits are depending on me to co-sign their bank note renewals.  Too, although I am allowed to leave the state, I don't like to get much further away from home than Little Rock.  Good luck with your barbecue'n and stuff.

I can round up a couple cousins that will not only let you co-sign, but make you feel good about it.  One is married to a guy who wears muscle shirts all year and I am thinking about getting him sleeves for Thanksgiving.  Or barbells.  C'mon, Bart.  We are twins.

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Nope....Sorry....Can't make it...This won't be removed until after August....

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......So... To Rita....One of these..

 

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