Good News and a request for help for Dennis Zongker

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 06-26-2009 03:41 PM 11298 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you may have missed the announcement, two of our valued Lumberjocks Patti and Dennis Zongker have gotten engaged. The other shoe to drop is that Dennis, who first broke his foot subsequently tore up his back and has been significantly hobbled by pain. It’s been going on for a bit now, although I can testify from experience that it probably seems like forever for him as he is unable to stand or sit for more than about five minutes at a time.

So, here’s my hope. If you are of the mind that prayer helps, would you please join me in praying for Dennis’ return to health and resolution of his pain. If you have a different conception of things metaphysical, please send some good thoughts and wishes Dennis’ way. I hate to see his enormous talent and skill benched to this injury, and how do you expect this fine man to get hitched if he can’t stand in one place long enough…

Congrats Dennis and Patti. May you have a long and healthy life together, starting as soon as possible!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 03:44 PM

I’m in! You have my complete support!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 03:46 PM

Both Barb, & I are with Dennis, & Patti, 200%

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 03:47 PM

way to go doug .
you can ” bonderize ” my prayers with yours .
and when it comes to ” i do ” ,
i’m in too !

-- 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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#4 posted 06-26-2009 03:55 PM

A candle will be lit…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 04:23 PM

My hopes and prayers are with you both, but I pray that God eases your suffering Dennis, I know too well the agony you are enduring, just follow the Dr. advice and stay ahead of the pain with the meds. It took be a long time to get that through my thick scull. And lay down when it hurts or whatever you have to do. God Bless you both, have a long and happy life together, it can be done, Dick Cain and Barb are a good example and my wife and I just celebrated our 36th year of married bliss and I mean that. I don’t know what I would have done without her since I hurt my back. You can still work, you just have to slow down… Best wishes, Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 06-26-2009 04:39 PM

Count us in!!

Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-26-2009 05:18 PM

Count me in Douglas.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 06-26-2009 05:49 PM

You got it!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#9 posted 06-26-2009 06:25 PM

count me in

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 06-26-2009 06:39 PM

I’m in too Douglas.

-- Rusty

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#11 posted 06-26-2009 06:45 PM

Me too!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Patti Zongker

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#12 posted 06-26-2009 07:12 PM

Thank you Douglas…. what you and everyone on LJ’s is doing for Dennis is very much appreciated. Thanks goes out to each and everyone of you. Even just saying thanks is not enough to express how Dennis and I are feeling right now. God Bless each and everyone of you for your support.

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#13 posted 06-26-2009 07:33 PM

Congratulations to both Patti and Dennis! I wish you both a lovely engagement period, followed by many years of happy marriage. I’m saddend to hear of your, present physical state Dennis. Sounds like jockmike2 has some sound advice as to how to help deal with the physical aspect of the pain! I’ll have you both in my prayers, hoping that you’ll recieve some relief from the pain Dennis, and that both of you, will enjoy a very loving and lasting future together as man and wife. May God bless you both!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 06-26-2009 10:00 PM

Good work Lumberjocks.


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 06-26-2009 11:42 PM

Count me in.
May Dennis have a speedy recovery and congrats To Dennis and Patti.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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