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Blog entry by Cher posted 11-16-2010 11:41 AM 2309 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I received a parcel in the post all the way from the USA.
My dearest buddy Ellen (ellen35) sent me a gift

When I opened the cover there was a card

Here is the beautiful hand made card by Ellen

Ellen kindly sent this to me because I am going for a little surgery next week Wednesday (24th)
nothing major or serious, I wont be doing my usual activities for at least 3 weeks.

Ellen, thank you so much for your love, kindness and moral support, it is people like you that make this
world a better place.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 12:15 PM

Thanks for the post. It’s always nice to get something like that from a friend. I hope everything goes well with your surgery..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 12:18 PM

Gifts from afar, very cool – wishing you the best and a speedy recovery even better!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Sam Shakouri

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 12:33 PM

You deserve a beautiful gift like this one. I wish you all the best and quick recovery.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 01:39 PM

How sweet. And yes, I hope it is a speedy recovery too. Good luck.

-- Janice

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 01:48 PM

It was my pleasure to do this. If anyone is interested, it is Tracy Kidder’s book called House… a wonderful read on the building of a house. Written in 1985!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 02:57 PM

Hi Cher,
What a lovely gift from Ellen, she is a honey.
Good luck with the surgery, we’ll be “with you” all the way.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 03:17 PM

You are all so sweet thank you so much and I totally agree Ellen is a honey

-- When you know better you do better.

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#8 posted 11-16-2010 03:51 PM

what a kind and thoughtful gift

“nothing says ‘lovin
like something from ….

........cape cod” (lol)

be safe
be well

maybe i can borrow it sometime
i’m still working on mine
(i didn’t read the manual)

here is today


may be 1985 again
before i finish !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 11-16-2010 04:23 PM

if things get to hot there
(i do believe it’s summer there now)
come for a visit
you can cool off on the porch

and teach me how it’s done
so i can finally finish this house

this is sunrise
might just warm up

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Mary Anne

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#10 posted 11-16-2010 05:26 PM

We will all be with you in our thoughts during your surgery and recovery. I hope all goes well!
Enjoy the book. I understand it is a very good read. I have it on my reading list if it ever gets released on Kindle. Ellen is a great buddy to have in your corner!!

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#11 posted 11-16-2010 06:10 PM

Good luck next week. It is great to have wwww (world wide wood working) friends who care :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-16-2010 09:34 PM

All the best for next week and hope you recover quickly so you can get back to the lathe! So

So nice to receive gifts from afar….I’ve had the same experience!

wwww…I like that!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 11-16-2010 09:37 PM

Thank you all, I will be in Jhb for about 3 – 5 weeks after the op, I will be staying with my son as I am not even allowed to pack a dishwasher, I am sure I will enjoy a rest for the first few days thereafter I dont know what I am going to do.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 11-16-2010 11:31 PM

Get well soon! Pack a laptop so you can keep in touch.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#15 posted 11-17-2010 12:37 AM

WHAT ! a surgery and after that you wants WHAT !......3 to 5 weeks hollydays from shopwork
and have a vacation in Johannesburg….......I can´t see one of those seventeen blankets
in different colours there has to bee filled out before the permission can get thrugh.
Don´t you know there is still dust to make and chips to fly before Chrismas

I will think about it ,if you promisse to pack a laptop so you atleast can make some paperwork
and stay in contact with the business Lumber Jock our most importen costummer on the market

niiice gift you got there Cher :-) a wonderfull gestus from Ellen and even with a handmade card
it can´t be much better than that
hope you will have a speedy recover and may the time fly fast the next 4-6 weeks
head up its over before you know it

best toughts

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