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Old 04-29-2015, 02:26   #1
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I Love You Folks

You know, some things have happened recently that got me thinking of life and friends and love. I was raised in a family that didn't much share emotions and I've come to the realization over the years that this is not the kind of person I want to be.

I want you to know that I love you guys. You have all been a part of my life , some of you for more than a third of my life. You have been there with me through my troubles and my triumphs and we have shared our time together.

So many of you have given me wise council, have made me laugh and have helped drive me on, when things needed doing. You have all helped me turn this place into the juggernaut it has become and we have all in turn been able to help so many others, befriend so many others. What we have done here matters. We have helped people. We've helped each other and we have grown together. For my part, I want to thank you all, from my heart. Thank you.

Anyway, I have not gotten the Long Face from the doctor or anything. It has just occurred to me recently that people wait too long to say how they feel. So here I am, letting you all know what you mean to me. Carry on. Eric
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:39   #2
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You can't have my Bud Light. (ooooold tv commercial)

love you too, man. nice place ya got here.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:39   #3
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Very kind words Eric. Thank you!
You are appreciated and thanks again for this great site.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:42   #4
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You can't have my Bud Light. (ooooold tv commercial)

love you too, man. nice place ya got here.
I confess that the Bud commercial you referenced was the VERY first thing I thought about, when I wrote my thread title. great minds think alike.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:43   #5
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And thank you for giving me a place to kill my down time while I'm at work...
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:56   #6
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How many people in your life do you love? How many have you told so today? How about this week or this month? Life is to short, friends.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:03   #7
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"I Love You Folks"

I sort off like some of you a little bit.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:18   #8
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"I Love You Folks"

I sort off like some of you a little bit.
I'll be the first to admit that there are a few bits of me that are not only not lovable, but barely tolerable. the smells of some of those bits could knock a buzzard off a fresh roadkill.

Other areas make up for them, I hope. I heard once that everyone was a coward, if you caught him at the right moment. A pure SOB, a poet, a thief a killer, a hero, a leader. If you catch him at the right moment. I'm not sure that I totally agree with that, but I believe that we all have the capacity for good and bad in us. I believe the lowest among us can be a noble man, at the right time, under the right circumstances.

Anyway, I don't mean to ramble. I've done things in my life that I am ashamed of. Things that fall short of the man that I want to be. I want to be a better man. And I want to let you all know that your caring and friendship is one of the things that make me want to be a better man.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:22   #9
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I heard this many years ago and this seems to be a good time to share it:

Love doesn't make the world go 'round but it makes the ride worthwhile.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:50   #10
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GREAT post, Eric!!!!


I have found GT to be one of the few places where I can go to, to not only be entertained, but also learn and discuss everything from laundry to death (and beyond).

This last week has been a real hemorrhoid, especially having to deal with my Mom passing away, and my sister leaving ALL of the 'picking up the pieces' to me, while she does her 'crafts'.



Thank YOU for keeping the lights on.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:03   #11
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Very nice...
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:16   #12
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Life is short. Life is now. Live it to the fullest every day and cherish those in your life whether they are here in person or on the forums such as this one. Thanks for the kind thoughts Eric.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:28   #15
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Don't worry Eric, we all have our Kumbaya moments from time to time.
It will pass.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:32   #16
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Love. A pretty strong word. I don't even like Bud Light.
Yet here I am. On the board. Again.
3:00 a.m.

Thinking about Okie, Peachy, PatrolMom, the wise and smart guys, the LEOs, the warriors who are serving and/or have.

Family. Of sorts.

Some are lovable. Others I love to read or discuss or avoid.

I worry that this is my (facialbook) special E-addiction, then laugh that thought off, because... sometimes as of late, I dream about Silverados... with a new Glock. I don't dare tell anyone tho.

GT is your baby. You should love it because it is you, yours, we are here because of that effort, that love (a pretty strong word).

I thank you for that. I think.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:34   #17
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:47   #18
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I appreciate the work and effort you have put into this place over the years. I believe that there is a sense of community here, a certain familiarity, and we are or should be very grateful for that to you.
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:06   #19
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Great post Eric! You have really made a difference in so many lives by creating this place and managing it with integrity. This place attracts and keeps really good folks. We love you too.

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Thanks to your efforts, this site has made the world a little better place for a lot of people. There's not many that can say that.

A shout out to the mods, too. I couldn't do their job.
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