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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2004, 02:04:50 AM »
I too am thankful for my Dad and the Christain hertiage and legacy that he left for us kids. In our home Christmas never became about us but was always about what God did for us.
I can only hope that my kids look back at their memories of Christmas as a magical time where family and God were really important to me.
Thanks for sharing the story, Jeff
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2004, 04:29:14 AM »
Brought even a tear to the SwampDonkey. I used to read that at the christmas concert in church, as a young whipper snapper. Merry Christams all. :)

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2004, 05:25:01 AM »
kinda puts santa in his place, eh?
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2004, 06:01:04 AM »
God Bless
Merry Christmas
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2004, 08:19:48 AM »
Thanks for the story Jeff.
My Grandfather was in a German POW camp for one Christmas and the only thing he ever shared about that experience was singing "Oh Tannenbaum" along with his captors that Christmas eve. Every year before we opened presents we sang Oh Christmas Tree in English followed by the German version. He could never finish the song without a flood of tears. He died in 82 but we still sing both versions of the song each year, now I canít hold back the flood of tears.
Merry Christmas all!
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2004, 04:28:32 PM »
Very nice story Jeff. Thanks for sharing it.
Merry Christmas to you too...
Merry Christmas all!

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2004, 03:58:05 AM »
AMEN

Thanks for the Christmas present, Jeff

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2005, 11:40:46 AM »
I try to bring this up most every year for Christmas and to help Remember my Dad. (You all would have liked him). This year I thought of it a little earlier because of the Christmas tree vrs holiday tree thread here:
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=15621.0;all
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2005, 01:19:25 PM »
Very timely thread. Merry Christmas to all. I think it very important to remember our folks in uniform like Jeffs dad, particularly at this time of the year. We have someone very dear to us who should be out of Iraq to Kuwait and then home. His supervisors say he will be home not later than Dec18 and I can't wait until his boots are on American soil. Best wishes to all.

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2005, 02:20:03 PM »
Tom, Jeff B got a gimp now? ;D
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2005, 05:05:21 PM »
Thanks for sharing with us Jeff.

Merry Christmas to you all.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2005, 07:56:51 PM »
MERRY CHRISTMAS to every one here at The Forestry Forum
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2005, 08:09:16 PM »
Jeff,

We are all better off because of your hard work. You are a hell of a guy. Merry Christmas, my friend.

And best wishes to all at the great Forestry Forum.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2014, 06:23:35 PM »
It has been quite sometime since this was first posted. I would like to bring it back up to wish everyone a Merry Christmas like my Dad would have.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2014, 07:47:27 PM »
I some how locked this topic when I posted on it via my phone. sure didn't mean to do that!
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2014, 07:58:32 PM »
What a refresher of what Christmas is all about.
I can tell your Dad was a special man to you. I'll bet he was a blessing to everyone that came in contact with him.
Very good post Brother. Merry Christmas.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2014, 09:01:42 PM »
Merry Christmas Jeff, that was very nice, thank you for bringing that back up.

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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2014, 09:23:24 PM »
Merry Christmas to all of my Forestry Forum friends! Thanks for the story, Jeff.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2014, 09:50:20 PM »
Thanks Jeff.  This one was "hidden" and I do not remember ever seeing it.  Yes, we remember and carry on for those who have gone on before us.  We remember them in our heart, but it is also good to share.
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Re: The days before Christmas
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2014, 10:22:44 PM »
Thanks for bringing this back, Jeff.  It not only is a wonderful reminder of the real Christmas spirit, it also brings back wonderful memories of Forumites who have moved on out of our lives, for whatever reason.  I see some names in the first year of this thread that were key in formulating the Forestry Forum creed of generosity and human love.  That is something that has become very rare in this world, and I thank you for keeping it alive.  Merry Christmas to all of my Forestry Forum friends!  :)
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