Finally, a thread not about wine

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by StefanM, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. StefanM

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    This thread is for discussing something other than wine. I don't care what we discuss, as long as we don't end up discussing wine.
     
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    How about beer? Or maybe cigars?
     
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    I just hate whiners....
     
  4. Scarlett O.

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    Let's talk about our grandparents. September is Grandparent's Month.

    Mine were great!!

    Papaw Dude, died in '86. He was a postal worker and a staunch church worker. He was the church treasurer and we counted money on his kitchen table many Sunday afternoons! It was his idea for me to take piano lessons and one time, when I was 5, I drew and colored a picture called Spring. One of my cousins told me it was stupid and I cried and crumpled it up and through it away. Papaw Dude got it out of the garbage and uncrumpled it and taped it to his office door. It stayed there for many years. He called me "Monkey". I miss him!

    Granddaddy died in '89. He was mill worker and a farmer and a great Christian. He always laughed and always treated me like I was his peer. Even when I was a pre-schooler! :laugh: One of my favorite pictures is of he and I feeding the chickens when I was little. I was his favorite, but never told anyone in the family and never will. I miss him!

    Memaw died in '03. She made all of my clothes when I was a little girl. She cooked the best cornbread ever and could shell peas faster than anyone I knew. She read her bible daily even after she developed Alheizmer's. She taught me how to make a quilt and how to make a peanut butter cake. She was beautiful and kind and treated us all as if we were the only people in the world that mattered. I miss her!

    Grannie is in the nursing home. She is turned 90 last March. She is bed-ridden and non-responsive, but feels no pain. She was a school cook and could make the best chocolate pie ever eaten by man. She taught me how to paint and she and I even lived together for a year when I moved back from Texas to Louisiana. She loved the Atlanta Braves and watched them religiously. I have her bible with her notes and would not trade it for all the world.

    Hurray for Godly grandparents!
     
  5. webdog

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    Lite beer compared to regular?
     
  6. Jack Matthews

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    Yipee! A thread not about wine. Good idea.

    Let's talk about whether or not church potluck dinners contribute to the sin of gluttony.
     
  7. Helen

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    I only vaguely remember my paternal grandfather. I have one picture in my head of him -- standing looking out of the window in our dining room with his hands behind his back and his legs apart a little. That's it. He died when I was five or six.

    My maternal grandfather was one of the most special people in my life, though. I would trot around after him as he worked in his rather extensive gardens and I think that is where my love of gardening started -- because I loved him. I learned to read sitting on his lap while we listened to the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and his finger would go along the lines on the score in 'our' lap and gradually I learned to recognize the words. I had a rather extensive, but strange vocabulary by the time I was five!

    I was terribly shy as a child and I wrote him a note one time apologizing for being so quiet and not talking the way my two sisters did. I still have his letter of reassurance that I was special and that 'empty wagons rattle the most.'

    He died the summer after my sophomore year in college. I never saw him in church and after I became a Christian a few years later, it hurt deeply to know he has been a 32nd degree Mason. Still, I am glad he was my grandfather. He really was special.

    My paternal grandmother died before I was born. My step-grandmother, Dede, had been her nurse and my grandfather married her. She was incredible. She was the family peace-maker, a wonderful Christian lady, and I can't hear the expression "Oh my DEAR!" without thinking of her with a big smile and a warm heart. For many years after my grandfather's death she was the head dietician at one of the dorms at Kansas U. in Lawrence. Could that woman cook! She made a key lime pie to die for and the best corn chowder in the world.

    My maternal grandmother died when I was a sophomore in high school. I don't remember too much about her, though. I remember walking in on her exercising one morning and thinking "gee, her arms are flabby!" Now, I look in the mirror and say, "gee, my arms are flabby!" She had a maid, Della, who cooked great cookies!

    I'm a grandmother now and I love it. So much less responsibility for the day to day details and so much more time when they want to hang around and talk. It's special.
     
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    Less filling!
     
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    I was blessed with 4 wonderful, Godly grandparents.

    My paternal grandfather was a Baptist preacher and a carpenter. He could build anything. He died in 91 at age 85, and I will never forget his dry wit and his love of a good joke.

    His wife, Mamaw, was the best gardener I ever knew. She was also the best cook I've ever known. She taught me how to garden, can and freeze and then cook what you grew. Sunday dinner at her house was amazing! Aunts, uncles and cousins all fellowshipping and eating delicious, fresh from the garden veggies, at least 2 meats and 2 or 3 desserts. And she did this every Sunday. I miss her terribly. Especially in the spring when the iris bloom.

    My maternal grandfather was also a Baptist preacher and a coal miner. He died in 1954 at the age of 44 ( before I was born) of polycystic kidney disease. He was a godly man who was loved by everyone in their small town.

    His wife, Granny, is 92 and still going strong. She raised her family of 8 children alone, and never remarried. She also took in anyone who needed a home or a hot meal. I consider her to be the closest thing to the Proverbs 31 woman that I will ever meet.

    I'm looking forward to becoming a Grandmother someday. My oldest son will be married in December, so I hope they won't make me wait too long to have grandbabies! Oh, the joy of things to come!

    Happy Grandparents Day, everyone!!
     
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    Nah! Tastes great!! :thumbsup: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     
  12. LeBuick

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    Less filling!
     
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    Its a breath mint!

    No, its a candy mint!

    You're both right. Its two....two....two mints in one.

    Certs has a sparkling drop of Retsyn for fresher breath. And its a great tasting candy mint.
     
  14. EdSutton

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    Tastes great! TASTES GREAT! TASTES GREAT!!! Gee, Le Buick! You know even less about beer than theology!!* :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed


    * - With apologies and a tip of the "Hatlo Hat" to retired great Boston Celtic player and coach Tommy Heinson and former great NBA fereree, the late Mindy Rudolph, as well as those who did that commercial, for the idea of this 'exchange'.
     
  15. LeBuick

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    Less filling! :BangHead:
     
  16. Lagardo

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    Alright then.

    What famous pastor said regarding a cigar, "As for me, I intend to smoke to the Glory of God?"
     
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    If LeBuick and EdSutton are going to keep on squabbling, I say we kick them off the thread. Huddle up and vote. All in favor....:1_grouphug:
     
  18. StefanM

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    What if it tastes less and has great filling?
     
  19. John of Japan

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    You know, Ed, never mind your unseemly squabble with LeBuick, you REEEEAAAALY date yourself with the Hatlo Hat thingy. Does anyone on the thread but you (and me, sigh) actually know what that is? :tonofbricks: :laugh:
     
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    Then we're talking about a good visit to the dentist. :smilewinkgrin: :tongue3:
     

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