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    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

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    This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out
    Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after
    row of toys and everything else imaginable, and after hours of hearing both
    her children asking for everything they saw, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.

    She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season.....overwhelming pressure to go to every party,
    taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every
    single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't forget anyone on
    our card list. Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car.
    She pushed her way in and dragged her two kids with her and
    all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore
    and said, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found,
    strung up and shot.!"

    From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond,
    "Don't worry. We already crucified him."

    > Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole 'Christmas
    > thing' in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it,
    > just think of how different this whole world would be
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    > Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole 'Christmas
    > thing' in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it,
    > just think of how different this whole world would be
    Yeah, just think of how American retailers would suffer. Of course they'd probably just come up with a new national holiday centered around giving gifts, cards, hosting parties, etc. . . . National Baked Bean Day or something to that effect.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out
    Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after
    row of toys and everything else imaginable, and after hours of hearing both
    her children asking for everything they saw, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.

    She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season.....overwhelming pressure to go to every party,
    taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every
    single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't forget anyone on
    our card list. Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car.
    She pushed her way in and dragged her two kids with her and
    all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore
    and said, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found,
    strung up and shot.!"

    From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond,
    "Don't worry. We already crucified him."

    > Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole 'Christmas
    > thing' in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it,
    > just think of how different this whole world would be


    What??!! Hiram there is no reference here to drinking or opening a "cold one." You running a fever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurs*-R-*Fun
    What??!! Hiram there is no reference here to drinking or opening a "cold one." You running a fever?
    Looks like there is hope for him after all.
    Happy Trails!
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    So JAy,

    One can assume you weren't the three wise men.

    You could of just told her you gave her the gift of loyalty and love, the gift that keeps on giving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurs*-R-*Fun
    What??!! Hiram there is no reference here to drinking or opening a "cold one." You running a fever?
    uhhh, well i was drinking a beer while i was posting it (does that count) i figured in spirit of the season i would keep my post family friendly, you know.. for this kiddies, but since you brought it up i'm rasing my glass to my post!!
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    So JAy,

    One can assume you weren't the three wise men.

    You could of just told her you gave her the gift of loyalty and love, the gift that keeps on giving.

    Ya know Dave, I got away with giving a girlfriend FAKE flowers one time... I told her that I would have gotten her real ones but they would just wilt and die, but i wanted something to represent my love for her, so i got the fake ones that would never die and always be in bloom! (and that they were only $1.50 and the real ones were like $20) *cough* yeah, that relationship only lasted 2 years.
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake
    Yeah, just think of how American retailers would suffer. Of course they'd probably just come up with a new national holiday centered around giving gifts, cards, hosting parties, etc. . . . National Baked Bean Day or something to that effect.
    I would support a National Baked Bean Day!!! ( I don't think people within a 10 mile radius around me would though )
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    Ya know Dave, I got away with giving a girlfriend FAKE flowers one time... I told her that I would have gotten her real ones but they would just wilt and die, but i wanted something to represent my love for her, so i got the fake ones that would never die and always be in bloom! (and that they were only $1.50 and the real ones were like $20) *cough* yeah, that relationship only lasted 2 years.
    sounds like a pretty good deal, $1.50 for two years. The holidays could border prositution but most don't like to look at it from that angle.

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