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    It sure is great having Elliott back in saddle here. I know I have not been as active as I was in the past before this achilles surgery, but this recovery is nasty although I have learned quite a bit from the experience.

    There were a few times, I was getting overwhelmed between this place, recovery efforts, the new business and forum knives. On the down hill side now and things are falling back into place! It is good to have my brother beside me (although I know he never left).
    "There is no further education to be gained by the second kick of a mule."

    "Opening doors and letting a little fresh air in every once in a while is good for this place."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastid View Post
    It sure is great having Elliott back in saddle here. I know I have not been as active as I was in the past before this achilles surgery, but this recovery is nasty although I have learned quite a bit from the experience.

    There were a few times, I was getting overwhelmed between this place, recovery efforts, the new business and forum knives. On the down hill side now and things are falling back into place! It is good to have my brother beside me (although I know he never left).


    Aw shucks...

    (Thanks, Gus. )
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    Here are some cigar labels that may be amusing, although I have left tobacco behind forever.
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    Popcorn was a famous moonshine maker, right? I remember seeing something about him on TV a while back

    What happened to him?

    The talk of corn liquor reminds me that one of the ideas I have had on my mind lately is to dig out the Foxfire books and see if I can get any ideas of projects to work on. I'm afraid a still might not go over too well here in the middle of suburbia, though.

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    Hey David,

    Good to meet you so to speak. I am from Chattaboogie originally and go up there quite a bit to see my folks. Good to have a hometown guy here, we have another one who also hangs around.

    gus
    "There is no further education to be gained by the second kick of a mule."

    "Opening doors and letting a little fresh air in every once in a while is good for this place."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Holt View Post
    Popcorn was a famous moonshine maker, right? I remember seeing something about him on TV a while back

    What happened to him?
    Someone at some level of gov't decided to prosecute him for his manufacture and distribution of moonshine. Rather than go to jail over it he took his own life.
    Sad ending but he went out on his own terms.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Sutton
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken erickson View Post
    Luciano,

    I am with you. I very seldom if ever hang out in a lounge, but if I did , I would want it modeled after this one!

    Now , were is that bottle of Leinenkugel's Sunset wheat beer?? (check out their website, a more traditional brewer would be hard to find, at least UPNORT ! )

    Ken
    Hi,

    There used to be a lounge in the small town I grew up by. It was called Ken's Den. Even had the red vinyl pleated door with a tiny diamond shaped window. Oh what a den of iniquity! Just full of loose, tawdry women, and the demon rum! At least that was the opinion of the little old ladies of the community. We couldn't wait to grow up to be old enough to go in there.

    That Linnie's Sunset sounds good Ken. Haven't had one of those in a while. I think the store is still open. I'm going to make a quick trip!

    Dale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues View Post
    Corey, it hurts but we all go through it at some point. It's almost a rite of passage.

    Doesn't make it hurt less but it's just part of the growth process. You'll be a stronger and better man for it though you'll still feel the hurt for a while.

    I'll be sending you a knife today. Small consolation, I know, but let it represent the good wishes of your friends on the forum.
    Elliot,
    That is one hell of a nice thing to do-well done
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    Hmmmm, corn Liquor eh? This is all I know about it...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chmZ7sqQ_QE

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    So, is this lounge the kind of place that if you spend too much time there in the evening...you can get a real good cup of coffee as the sun comes up the next morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastid View Post
    Hey David,

    Good to meet you so to speak. I am from Chattaboogie originally and go up there quite a bit to see my folks. Good to have a hometown guy here, we have another one who also hangs around.

    gus
    Right back atcha!

    I've stumbled across quite a few from east Tennessee in W&SS. Mistwalker lives on Signal Mtn. and posts a lot of pics from around here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blues View Post
    Someone at some level of gov't decided to prosecute him for his manufacture and distribution of moonshine. Rather than go to jail over it he took his own life.
    Sad ending but he went out on his own terms.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Sutton
    I had no idea. That is indeed sad to hear.

    I never really understood why you can brew your own beer or make your own wine, but can't distill your own liquor. But then again, I haven't given it a lot of thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken erickson View Post

    Now , were is that bottle of Leinenkugel's Sunset wheat beer?? (check out their website, a more traditional brewer would be hard to find, at least UPNORT ! )

    Ken
    Ken Leinenkugel is what made me start drinking beer. Ended up in Wisconsin a couple of years back for a Briggs and Stratton training and they had it on tap in the bar at the hotel. It was amazing. The night I got back to VA I went down the street to get some Bud light for the wife and low and behold there was that nice blue label with an indian on it. Made my night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Campbellclanman View Post
    Elliot,
    That is one hell of a nice thing to do-well done
    Thank you, Duncan. It was just a small gesture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tongueriver View Post
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    This reminds me! As of today, guys, Mrs. mnblade and I have been married 10 years. The kids are out of town and we have two great steaks in the fridge. After dinner, a nice long stroll to a little wine bar we know for a glass or two. If I spy a good cigar for sale along the way, I just might have to get one.

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    Congratulation Mark! Sounds like a sound start to a lifetime together.
    Gus
    "There is no further education to be gained by the second kick of a mule."

    "Opening doors and letting a little fresh air in every once in a while is good for this place."

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    Like this sub forum a lot as well.
    Same friendlyness as on the Spyderco forums I've been frequented for a good part of 5 years.
    Don't post very often because the only traditionals I can get my hands on without spending a fortune on taxes and shipping are Opinels, Herder Sodbusters (don't like the F&F on those and are quite expensive as well, about eur 50 for a Junior with wobble) And Victorinox(not really traditionals I'm afraid)

    Furthermore I don't drink hard liqoir very often. I always end the day with a couple of half a litre cans of budget beer.

    Don't smoke cigars, but roll my own cigarettes of "Zware Vanelle" strong tobacco

    I'm divorced 10 years ago and have a son of 14 years who lives by his mother a 2 hour drive away. Lukily my ex and I get along fine.

    I hope to score a carbon steel Traditional Penknife one day to kick my Alox Soldier out of my pocket.

    Take care,

    Arend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastid View Post
    Congratulation Mark! Sounds like a sound start to a lifetime together.
    Gus
    Thank you, sir. I've found the key to a happy marriage was finding a woman who would put up with my s**t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnblade View Post
    Thank you, sir. I've found the key to a happy marriage was finding a woman who would put up with my s**t.
    That's the only way mine's lasted. (23 years come August.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues View Post
    That's the only way mine's lasted. (23 years come August.)
    She is a saint; I tell ya, a saint.
    "There is no further education to be gained by the second kick of a mule."

    "Opening doors and letting a little fresh air in every once in a while is good for this place."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastid View Post
    She is a saint; I tell ya, a saint.

    (Obviously I can never let her see this thread. )
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