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dshpipes

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Age : 33
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:14 pm

Glad to see you back, George! For what it's worth, I really enjoyed reading your story. It sounds like life hit the reset button for you and you're starting over not only with fresh perspective but with something simpler. Good for you!
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Jimmy1973

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Age : 44
Location : Eastern Ky
Registration date : 2011-09-25

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:27 pm

Pack your pipe and stick around.Good to see you are still kicking.†cheers
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Coastie3202

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Age : 62
Location : New Mexico
Registration date : 2014-01-31

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:52 pm

I have never met you George as I am a new member, but from reading your posts I think you would be an interesting beer drinking, pipe smoking partner. Good on ya for just throwing in the towel and heading north. I would have done the same thing.

The most tragic part of your tale is the loss of your cat. I have one that is my partner, 16 years old, and I dread the day that I lose her.
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jefe1037

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Age : 35
Location : West Chicagoland
Registration date : 2012-02-07

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:34 pm

if you want to spend some time in some warmer climes, come down to chicago and we will smoke a bowl or two. Welcome back GK.
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Mozjo33

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Age : 49
Location : Chantilly, Va
Registration date : 2011-12-04

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Welcome back George!! Great to see you around. Your story is amazing. Keep going strong brother and keep getting your health back!!!
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Dave_In_Philly

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Age : 36
Location : Philly
Registration date : 2011-08-18

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:51 pm

Damn good to see you back around these parts brother.
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AJ

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Age : 68
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:11 pm

George,

When I joined the forum you were one of the first to welcome me. You used the term "Sir" and for some reason that struck a chord with me. Of all that have left the forum since I became a member your absence was the hardest for me to cope with. I cannot begin to express my delight for your return. Welcome back my friend. Your well considered thoughts will again be appreciated and I'm sure your fantastic wit will soon have us all ROFLOAO. †Smile

AJ
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Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:37 am

George so glad to see you back! Sounds like a rough patch for sure. Glad to hear you're still kicking butt and taking names though.

Jim
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DrumsAndBeer

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Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:19 am

George, good to see you around again, and welcome back.†Very Happy
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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:53 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
And as for your last tale I have to ask, did you have to change your britches after that? I know my heart skipped a beat. †

Maybe just a little, but Iím getting to the age where I should expect that from time to time. †Embarassed† We all had a good laugh about it after the cop left. We werenít on Indian land, but law enforcementís stretched pretty thin in these parts. Jurisdiction doesnít count for much. Hell, even the DNR can pull you over for traffic violations. I guess no oneís made an official complaint about smoking in this particular bar, so the cop didnít see a reason to do anything about it. †
To everyone who has welcomed me back and offered words of encouragement, a heart felt Thank You.
New guys, I look forward to getting to know you all.
Hawker, I imagine youíd be at home here. The UP is geographically separate from the rest of the state, and owes more of its laid back character to bordering Canada than it does to Michigan.
Dshpipes, itís David, right? Like the new handle. Very professional, but youíll always be the Uberman to me.†Wink
Coastie, pleased to meet you, sir. Somewhere around here thereís a portrait thread for BoB pets. Some pics of the late Talullah in there. I hope youíll post some of your own.
Jefe, howís the Lake down by you? They say Superiorís nearly 80% frozen over. Itís downright †erie. (pun intended) I might take you up on that offer; I think I could actually kill someone right now for a Ginoís East pizza.
A.J., what can I say, sir? I hope to someday be man enough to take a compliment from you without blushing. Thank you so much for your kind words. Itís good to see you posting regularly. Iíve always known you to be a man who speaks his mind, and with a mind worth hearing.
Everyone, thank you and bless you.
I assure you all, despite my setbacks I am doing well. I wish you all had the chance to live on your own terms like this. MisterE recently said something to me about an unrelated topic that rang true with my own life. He said itís like boiling a frog; turn up the heat slowly enough and the frog will be cooked before he knows heís in trouble. The way everything came at me all at once last spring was like tossing the frog into a boiling pot. I jumped the hell outa there! Iíve always been one to shoulder burdens. I accommodate. I compromise. This time I took a good look at he world and said, ďNoĒ.
No, Iím not playing your game. No, Iím not gonna worry about my 401K or padding my resume. No, Iím not gonna miss the things that were stolen from me. No, Iím not taking your pills that make me feel like someone I donít know, and wouldnít care to. No, Iím not grading my masculinity by the women in my past. No, Iím not gonna shave my beard for your stupid job interview.
So whatís on my resume now? What are my accomplishments? Letís see now. Yesterday I picked three children up from school and helped them build an evil-looking snowman staring directly into their parentís bedroom window. (Iím an excellent houseguest.) †Twisted Evil† Later, I had dinner with a green eyed woman who laughed at my stories, but wasnít afraid to sass me about my downstate accent; a woman whoís good-night kiss lingered just a bit. Thatís enough. Thatís who I am now. Thatís how I earned my evening pipe. Today Itíll be something different, but will be just as real, and it will be on my terms.

Amen
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Cartaphilus

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Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:53 am

George, Sounds like you've figured it out and know what to do.
And the GREEN eyed woman sparks my imagination and makes my heart throb a bit.
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RAlden

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Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2012-06-07

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:11 pm

George Kaplan wrote:

I assure you all, despite my setbacks I am doing well.

Indeed Sir !
I don't know you, but you certainly have my respect. Keep truckin'.
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:49 am

Just catching up after a few days away...

DAMN good to see you, GK! Glad to see your doing...er, "well" might not be the best word here...scratch that. Glad to see you're pushing on considering the circumstances. Seriously, the tale of your life since last spring reads like a case study in Murphy's Law. Sounds like you're turning the corner and headed for some better days.



But why are there no pics of the evil snowman?
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George Kaplan

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Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:07 pm

lol!† Thank you, Ian. Unfortunately my camera, computer, and speargun were all stolen, so no more pics in every post, photoshop Monnbla Calimaris, or forced cob appreciation for the immediate future.
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Rob_In_MO

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Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:59 pm

George Kaplan wrote:
no more pics in every post, photoshop Monnbla Calimaris, or forced cob appreciation for the immediate future.

Maybe we can take up a collection to get a new Speargun for you, George. †

Sorry about your losses and all, but the camera and computer just aren't as important as Forced Cob Appreciation these days. ††Cool
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Stick

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Age : 47
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:20 pm

Hey George! Welcome back! As newbie, Coastie has summed up my thoughts perfectly. I've read your posts with interest and intrigue; I salute you Sir. You're a man after my own heart too George as it seems we both share a passion for the solitude of the wilderness. Looking forward to your future posts and the Adventures of George Kaplan... now that's got a good ring to it...!
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Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:50 pm

Glad to hear your doing OK brother. Missed you, been too quiet with you ,yak, and Kyle on the DL . Been doing a lot of lurking myself as of lately. Glad you got away from it all for awhile and congrats for being able to bring life back to the basics.†Very Happy
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George Kaplan

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Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:46 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
George Kaplan wrote:
no more pics in every post, photoshop Monnbla Calimaris, or forced cob appreciation for the immediate future.

Maybe we can take up a collection to get a new Speargun...the camera and computer just aren't as important as Forced Cob Appreciation these days. ††Cool

lol!† The last time I handed out free cobs I was holding a shotgun, but all of the recipients had rifles, so it pretty much evened out. There's just something about a speargun that has a much more persuasive quality.
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Location : Cape Town
Registration date : 2011-01-28

PostSubject: Re: The rumors of my demise...   Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:35 am

I've been a member of AA for more than 20 years now. †We have a saying "This too shall pass". †I know it's true 'cause it happened to me.

Your bad times shall pass, my unknown friend †cheers
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