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11-20-2018 04:07 PM

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Hi Everyone
I just wanted to wish everyone a very joyous Thanksgiving. I have so much to be grateful for and give thanks for things like: a most loving friend and wife of 51 years ,a wonderful family including my loving children and their spouses and grandchildren, relatively good health, a warm safe home, freedom, a more than sufficient supply of food, all of the indivigals who serve and have served in our military to protect our country and our way of life, many friends here on LJs and so many others gained through this amazing thing called woodworking, I’m blessed to have two successful businesses and of course I’m grateful to have a nice woodshop and the ability to share what I know with students.
I try to make every day a day of thanksgiving and gratitude for all the blessings in my life.
Thanks to everyone on LJs for all of the great online friendships, the information I’ve gained knowledge from and the Joy of sharing what little I know.


What are you grateful for?


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#1 posted 11-20-2018 04:29 PM

Jim: Backacha. You are a fine, fine man. I am grateful to know that in this world of discord and strife, there are still men like you to show us the way. Thanks. Rick

-- Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

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#2 posted 11-20-2018 05:34 PM

and the same to you and your family, Jim.
yes ~ many of us have so much to be thankful for !!



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#3 posted 11-20-2018 06:10 PM

Thank you Rick that’s very kind of you to say.
Thanks John hope you have a super day.


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#4 posted 11-20-2018 06:17 PM

jim ive always regarded you as a true gentleman and a gracious member of this community we call lumber jocks,sharing your knowledge and welcoming all who come.may god bless you and your family my friend.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 11-20-2018 08:47 PM

Here here Jim, you’re a very well respected member here with very sage advice. I’m thankful for people like you who look for the good first and are so ready to share to valuable knowledge and skills that can really only be gained by experience. Bravo and high five for 51 years, the love of my life & i just celebrated 25 years and are also blessed with an awesome family that we built together with the priority of sacrificing for the purpose of raising them right the way our folks did.

I’m also a little thankful that I don’t have to go to my MIL’s for the holiday, but that’s for a different thread!

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#6 posted 11-21-2018 01:24 AM

Thank you pottz for the blessings and supportive words I certainly wish the same for you and yours. Dan I try to be positive, congrats on your 25 years and the goal of raising kids right Dan thanks for sharing what your grateful for.wishing your family a joyous Thanksgiving, when we think about it there are so many people in the world that don’t even have the basics: water, food, and shelter,I sincerely feel for those poor souls .


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#7 posted 11-22-2018 02:59 PM

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone.


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#8 posted 11-22-2018 05:02 PM

Jim, to you and all ‘Jocks, the very best wishes for a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving. A great community.

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#9 posted 11-22-2018 05:28 PM

Thanks Jim,

Cheers to good friends, good eats, and a blessed Thanksgiving to All

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#10 posted 11-22-2018 06:00 PM

God bless you and your family. It’s wonderful to hear from people like you in a world full of hatred and negative thoughts. You give meaning to Thanksgiving. Like you, I am blessed with a wonderful family. Fortunately, they all live very close to me and my wife and I see them most every day. I thank God that they are all drug free and working members of society. We brought them up with ethical values and they in turn have done the same with their children. I don’t have much money, but I have something more valuable, and that is my family. Priceless.

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#11 posted 11-22-2018 09:40 PM


Always a pleasure to say hello.

You Take Care of yourself, and family.


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#12 posted 11-22-2018 09:49 PM

Thanks Bill,”J”, Ron and MJCD enjoy the day


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#13 posted 11-22-2018 11:05 PM

Thank you Jim, and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I try always to be thankful for all I have been blessed with through the years. Even in bad times, there are always things to be thankful for.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#14 posted 11-23-2018 01:38 AM

I agree Mike there is always someone else that has bigger challenges even when things are not good for ourselves


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