"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Birthdays, Good Thoughts and DC Hugs
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-30-2013, 09:05 AM   #5561
Executive Chef
 
chopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,199
Wow Dawg! What a wonderful story. It has me smiling too! I always look for the little things to get enjoyment out of in the educational field, but it is so nice when you find out about the big things. I think sometimes we don't get to see just what a difference we can make! Way to go!
__________________
No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
chopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #5562
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by chopper View Post
Wow Dawg! What a wonderful story. It has me smiling too! I always look for the little things to get enjoyment out of in the educational field, but it is so nice when you find out about the big things. I think sometimes we don't get to see just what a difference we can make! Way to go!
Thanks guys! Longest 3 years of my life getting those boys to graduate, but it was so worth it! Oh lordy, the stories....
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 05:35 PM   #5563
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,114
The last thing that made me smile big time was getting a replacement washing machine, from a front loader to a top loader...they were not going to do it, but I tried and tried and eventually they said they would do it YAY, big smiles all round
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 05:36 PM   #5564
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,114
Quote:
Originally Posted by chopper View Post
Thanks Kylie. I always enjoy my time off. I will have my grandkids visit for some of it, and I also have my niece coming for a bit. Right before I go back to work, we are going to Michigan for a trip. Should be nice, and will probably go by much too fast!
Your very welcome Chops

It all sounds wonderful
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #5565
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,046
Wrestling is back in the Olympics!

It was the original Olympic sport, what were they thinking, to take it out in the first place???
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #5566
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 48,188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Wrestling is back in the Olympics!

It was the original Olympic sport, what were they thinking, to take it out in the first place???

That's great news! I've been supporting this. If they want a list of idiotic events in the Olympics they can eliminate, they can call me.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 08:18 PM   #5567
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post

That's great news! I've been supporting this. If they want a list of idiotic events in the Olympics they can eliminate, they can call me.
Shoot. That will teach me to trust DH's reporting. I asked him if he was sure, oh yeah. Not so. Wrestling is on the short list, up against baseball-softball and squash. Wrestling is not a given yet.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #5568
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 48,188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Shoot. That will teach me to trust DH's reporting. I asked him if he was sure, oh yeah. Not so. Wrestling is on the short list, up against baseball-softball and squash. Wrestling is not a given yet.
Thanks for the update. I guess I'll keep hoping.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #5569
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post

Thanks for the update. I guess I'll keep hoping.
Me too. I have no interest in the others. (like they're gonna listen to me) Go Wrestling!!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 05:09 PM   #5570
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,114
Today being the first day of Winter
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 08:15 PM   #5571
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,046
Hearing "Okie From Muskogee" sung by the Swan Brothers on The Voice! Back in HS, my then boyfriend had his own version, and I hadn't heard it in years. I'm more of a rocker, but this was fun!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #5572
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,875
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Hearing "Okie From Muskokie" sung by the Swan Brothers on The Voice! Back in HS, my then boyfriend had his own version, and I hadn't heard it in years. I'm more of a rocker, but this was fun!
Hey, no spoilers, yet...the show just started here. They just got done with their first song.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #5573
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,114
Our new washing machine

It is washing the clothes wonderfully
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #5574
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: upper midwest
Posts: 5,380
My grandson who is 11 won a lot of awards at school today including the American Legion Award. We are so proud of him.
__________________
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Unknown
JoAnn L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 10:43 PM   #5575
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,046
Wow! Wonderful, JoAnn!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #5576
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 14,866
Congratulations to him JoAnn. You have every right to be proud.
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 11:40 PM   #5577
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: upper midwest
Posts: 5,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Wow! Wonderful, JoAnn!
Thanks. We also saw a lot of other great kids get awards today. They also had a drawing to give one of the kids a bike, I wish everyone could have been there and seen the little boy who won, he was so excited and happy. It made everyone tear up. If all the children are as special as Josh and his classmates, I think the future will be in good hands.
__________________
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Unknown
JoAnn L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 12:42 AM   #5578
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 21,539
congrats to your grandson, el joann.

what's the american legion award about?


my smile today is about my boy, once again.

he pitched a great game tonight, giving up only one earned run. unfortunately, we lost 10 - 9 due to 7 fielding errors.

and our 2 best hitters struck out with the winning runs on 2nd and 3rd.

but i'm so proud of him at how much he's improved this season, and how hard he's worked at it. three other coaches came to me tonight and complimented him on as much. they all want him for next year. lol. he might not be the best pitcher or the hardest thrower in the league, but he's got great control of his pitches and himself. he never gets down after a bad inning or at bat.

and now tomorrow night, i get to go see all of the projects on display that he's worked on all year in his "gifted and talented" class. i'm really looking forward to seeing all of his schoolwork that he's kept so secret from us, lol.
__________________
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 06:26 AM   #5579
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: upper midwest
Posts: 5,380
Buckytom;Youth are often awarded for their scholastic achievements, but The American Legion believes they should also be praised when they demonstrate strong qualities of character and good citizenship. That's why, since 1926, the Legion has recognized such students with its School Award Medal Program.
In 1921, the Department of Pennsylvania created the School Award Medal Program for the purpose of instilling character and helping perpetuate the ideals of Americanism among youth. The award is given to a boy and a girl in the graduating classes of elementary school, junior and senior high school, and college. Those who receive a medal must exemplify six qualities that define character: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.
Candidates for the award are voted upon by a school's faculty and members of the candidates graduating class through a secret ballot casting. The local Legion post involved with the school makes the final selection upon receiving recommendation from students and faculty. Each awardee receives a certificate and a medal with the six qualities listed on the face of the medal, as the back bares the Marine Corps motto, "Semper Fidelis" ("always faithful").
__________________
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Unknown
JoAnn L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #5580
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 22,365
That is quite an honor. Congrats to him.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.