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Project by JoeinGa posted 09-15-2015 07:02 PM 1424 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s a small group of friends who usually go to lunch after church. There’s a small café about a block from the house that puts out a huge buffet for 8 bucks, which includes drink, and tax. There’s generally 4 or 5 choices in meats, a bunch of fresh cooked veggies, and usually 5 or 6 different casseroles. Oh yeah, and three’s always a choice of several of fresh baked desserts! You cant beat it for 8 bucks!
Any hooo, for some reason if you’re late getting there, the best desserts are sometimes in short supply, so most of us grab something the first time thru the line so as to not get caught without :-)
One of the guys ALWAYS eats his dessert first. We kid him about it, but apparently it stems from when he was a kid, his older siblings would take his dessert from him, so he started eating it first.
Bonnie saw a framed sign in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and said ”That would be perfect for Jimbo.” I agreed but you know I wasn’t about to PAY for a lousy framed print when I could MAKE him one from wood. Made from a piece of cedar I had in the pile. It’s 23” long and 10” wide. I used the router to “freehand” the letters and since I didn’t want that lovely cedar aroma to get sealed in, I only put the BLO on the front.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 07:06 PM

Well, is the restaurant going to hang it up? (the sign, I mean)

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 07:12 PM

I agree with his logic. Good job sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-15-2015 07:40 PM

Well, is the restaurant going to hang it up? (the sign, I mean)

- Ocelot

Not giving it to the restaurant, giving it to the friend who eats his dessert first :-)

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#4 posted 09-15-2015 07:45 PM

Cool sign. Can’t tell a lie, I would be grabbing my desert first also.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-15-2015 08:50 PM

If I ever go to the USA, I will go to your church ;)


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#6 posted 09-15-2015 09:05 PM

That’s a great looking sign. My Dad’s version of this saying was “What if the house burns down?”

If you are anything like me, you checked carefully, just in case, that you weren’t advising to first eat “a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation”.

-- "Join the chorus if you can. It'll make of you an honest man." - I. Anderson

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#7 posted 09-15-2015 10:29 PM

Nice sign.

I just knew we’ve all been doing this meal thing wrong all along. I’m all for ‘Dessert First” !!!!

-- Ed

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#8 posted 09-16-2015 05:16 AM

I like it….good job buddy!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 09-16-2015 01:17 PM

Eat two desserts. The older you get the less time you have to enjoy all the good things left within your reach. Go for two at a minimum, and they can keep their chckin’n’dumplins….!

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#10 posted 09-16-2015 02:32 PM

Wise words and a very handsome sign. I admire your free handing skills.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#11 posted 09-16-2015 06:53 PM

Thanks all. I gave it to him today… he LOVED IT! And his wife said “Oh yeah. That is SO Jimbo!” :-)

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#12 posted 09-17-2015 02:35 AM

Thoughtful gift, Joe!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 09-23-2015 01:28 PM

Now yer talkin my lingo… Ice cream first sounds grrrrrr8 to me… LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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