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  • SandyBoy
    Super-Experienced
    • Oct 31 2002
    • 836

    New Thread: "What I got for the holidays"

    My wife got a navy blue scarf and a new fancy umbrella,
    as well as a couple gift cards, and money.
    Our son got money, a really nice sweater in light yellow,
    a now top coat and I got money and a poster that I wanted
    and a gift of framing it. Tonight we went to a huge Chanukkah party at a friend's mansion in the hills, all catered and with entertainment to boot.
    I know absolutely, now, that we are poor. This took place in a 5.5 million mountain top home with esclators in it. We had a great time, but we now
    know that we are poor. Happy Holidays

    Sanford
  • simplyconnected
    Administrator
    • May 26 2009
    • 8809

    #2
    Originally posted by SandyBoy
    ...I know absolutely, now, that we are poor...
    If you have quality of life and the love of your family, you aren't poor. Those gifts you got sound wonderful, too. You are blessed with riches far greater than money.

    Everyone who owns a classic car is doing far better than most, in this economy, Sandy. I'm happy and thankful for these days of sharing with family and friends, and the fond memories of many great Holidays past. I sorely miss my parents during this time, but I realize it is very selfish of me to feel that way. Dad made it to 97 and Mom was 99; a good long run for both of them.

    Thank God for the priceless time we spend enjoying each other's company. And Thank You, Len Wheeler, for the Christmas phone call. I hope you had a great time with your Dad. - Dave
    Member, Sons of the American Revolution

    CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

    "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
    --Lee Iacocca

    From: Royal Oak, Michigan

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    • LuckyJay
      • Jan 4 2007
      • 234

      #3
      All I can say is, AMEN !

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      • Jimz Bird
        Experienced
        • Feb 3 2011
        • 374

        #4
        North Jersey and Norfolk may not be Vale, Co or Palm Springs but a darn sight better than Baghdad!!

        Well put Dave, brought a tear to my eye. Sometimes I miss how fortunate I am and that I really need to be thankful and grateful for what I do have.

        One thing I am really thankful for is this site and the people and information that is here. What a great gift this has been to those of us who hang around here.

        Thanks Sandy and to all who have and continue to make this a great place!
        Jim
        Jimz Greenie with a White Hat and Brown Guts (ZE-XG)
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        CLICK HERE for Jimz web site

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        • JohnG
          John
          • Jul 28 2003
          • 2341

          #5
          I got a copy of Corvette in the Barn, one of Tom Cotter's books about amazing and unusual car finds.
          Last edited by JohnG; December 27, 2011, 09:31 AM.
          1958 Hardtop
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          • SandyBoy
            Super-Experienced
            • Oct 31 2002
            • 836

            #6
            Dave, of course you are correct, but somwtimes one can be overwhelmed over another's wealth.

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            • simplyconnected
              Administrator
              • May 26 2009
              • 8809

              #7
              It's A NEW CAR!

              Sorry to bust on you Sandy, and I mean no harm or disrespect. I just got a reality check flash when reading about others' opulence.

              Eric Taylor (DKheld) is the winner for my Christmas.
              My birthday (and Alexander's & Sandy's) is just before Christmas.
              On Dec. 9th, I received a curious package (that I thought might be for my birthday on the 12th). Noooooo... Here's what I found inside:


              I was beside myself with laughter, and I HAD to share it with Ray Clark right away. It was a totally unexpected random act of thoughtful kindness. Then, Ray tried to 'have some fun with it' by posting that I got a new '58 Thunderbird vert!

              You guys are too good and caught on right away, but Ray fooled Eric at first. There's the poetic justice.

              Now, I have my work cut out for me as I WILL paint and assemble this model. I'm thinking of installing LED's for head and tail lights. I will get started just after the New Year.

              The model is detailed with correct front and rear suspension, an FE engine with optional tri-power, and decals to make the tires w/w or red line. It's cute, and made in Iowa! Thanks again, Eric. - Dave

              Thanks again, Eric. You threw me for a loop with that one. - Dave
              Member, Sons of the American Revolution

              CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

              "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
              --Lee Iacocca

              From: Royal Oak, Michigan

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              • SandyBoy
                Super-Experienced
                • Oct 31 2002
                • 836

                #8
                That's pretty cool !!

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                • Dakota Boy
                  Super-Experienced
                  • Jun 30 2009
                  • 1561

                  #9
                  I had a distant uncle who, 20 years ago, was apparently loaded up with all sorts of wealth and riches.

                  But within the last decade, he has lost all of those things, and is now in the last steps of Alzhiemer's disease. It's very sad, that's for sure.

                  Enjoy what you have, while you have it.
                  http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=33517

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                  • DKheld
                    Super-Experienced
                    • Aug 27 2008
                    • 1583

                    #10
                    You're more than welcome Dave - can't wait to see the finished product. I loved that story Ray wrote.......

                    Sandy - I'd only be jealous if that escalator goes to Heaven......I'm sure you're not poor at all - you believe.

                    Hope you guys (and everyone else) had a great Christmas, and Hanukkah - I know I did - I got 2 lumps of coal this year so I must have been really good! (just kidding of course)

                    Eric
                    Last edited by SandyBoy; December 30, 2011, 01:40 PM.

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                    • scumdog
                      Super-Experienced

                      • May 12 2006
                      • 1528

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Dakota Boy
                      Enjoy what you have, while you have it.
                      I agree 100%.

                      That is why we're not as wealthy money-wise as we could be here at Chez Scumdog.

                      But our toys like the Thunderbird and our friends sure make up for it.
                      A Thunderbirder from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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