Small Town Story

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Walt B, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    OK, my wife is nice, maybe a saint (she'd almost have to be to stay 38 years with me)! :|

    Anyway, we were thrilled to get about 2 gallons of honey from the girls this summer. We gave each of the neighbors a pound and some to friends. We decided the folks at the hardware store (yes we have a hardware store) are so nice and helpful that they should enjoy also. She showed up one morning with a platter of biscuits and a pound of honey. They thanked her.

    Last week one of the guys fom the hardware store showed up with 2 tickets to a bar-b-cue dinner at the Methodist Church. :) We never expected that!

    It's nice to live among friendly people.

    Anybody else got a nice story? 'Tis the season' is rapidly approaching, It's a Wonderful Life and all..

    Walt
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Check my "more venison" thread in the rural life forum. I've been given 6 deer so far, and not all from the same guy. There's some real nice people around here, too.
     

  3. Bitty Bee

    Bitty Bee New Member

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    The kind man at our hardware store gave daddy a part for...something he needed(I don't remember what) after we had given him a quart of honey and some home made soap.
     
  4. Mama Beek

    Mama Beek New Member

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    That nice man at our favorite hardware store also gives the kids free (accidentally he says) broken or slightly torn bags of perfectly good chicken and bunny food. He has refused to allow us to pay him for quite a few odds and ends of things over the last couple of years. He told the kids to come in last year and pick themselves out a Christmas gift.....they got flashlights and pocket knives. All we ever did was give him a little jar of purple honey one time. :)
     
  5. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    humm... reminds me of a line from Ulee's Gold (which I use at every possible occasion) where Ulee (ie Peter Fonda) hands the small town sheriff a bottle of honey and says... 'consider it a bribe'.
     
  6. LilWilli

    LilWilli New Member

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    It is because I'm home always that I can help out my son and future daughter-in-law. They bring clothes over , and I wash, dry, fold, or hang them. (except the undies---their business...lol)Last night , I got a whole bowl of hot apple dumplings and a tray of devilled eggs.------We're even, I'd say. :yahoo:
     
  7. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    The neighbors and I are always doing something to help each other out, I have a neighbor that's an excavator and one of the other neighbors hired him to road base his drive last year. Well on his way home he made a run around our drive with the grader.

    I called him and he said "last time I was over you were gettin a little wash board so thought I'd make a run around"

    The other day he told me he was adding some lights to his place so I handed him my conduit bender and 4 spools of wire I had left over from my last project.

    Can't beat good neighbors :thumbsup:
     
  8. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    A truck just pulled in my driveway, coming from Nebraska. Unloaded two white tail and one muley, skinned, quartered, and packed in ice. Now that's a friend that doesn't happen every day.
     
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    Omie New Member

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    Yes my little town is like this too. :D
    Here it is...[​IMG]
     
  10. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Not everyday just once a year, danged trophy hunters ;)

    G3
     
  11. Mama Beek

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    An awesome friend is one who will call you when those deer come in and share!! Love ya Iddee!! :yahoo:
     
  12. rast

    rast New Member

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    In 04 a tornado took down 2 huge oaks in my yard. One went onto and through the roof of my house. The next day when I got here (I spent the night in a motel) there were at least 10 here with chainsaws and ropes. One had been a tree monkey and did acrobatics in the tree with a chainsaw that scared me to death. Another showed up with a big MF (thats Massey Ferguson!) tractor and logging chain. Both trees were cut up and drug out into my E. field by dark and my roof was covered with a tarp. All I could do was set and sharpen chainsaw blades which was nonstop.
     
  13. Mama Beek

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    Wow, those are good friends! We sound like a bunch of folks with much to be thankful for!