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"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    And here I thought you weren't posting anything because you were mad at us ;) I think you have like 10 pages in the "Old Knives" thread to get caught up on :D
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
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  2. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Ha! I look forward to catching up. (I may have to skip a bit in the 'toting' thread, since I can barely keep up with that one when I'm reading it daily)
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  3. Humppa


    Jul 25, 2010
    Hey guys & gals.... I just wanted to chime in here for a short look.

    I was an incredible stressful year until now with the house and a lot of work to do, because of the way too early passing of my dad. I miss every day more.

    So I was no longer in touch with you guys and it doesn´t seem to get lighter in any way...
  4. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Andi, nice to see you here again and sincere condolences for the loss of your father my friend. Hope you, your wife and Max? are well.
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  5. Humppa


    Jul 25, 2010
    Thanks for the kind words, Paul. It has been on the 30th November 2017 when my dad passed. But it still hurts. Maybe time will change that. Yeah, my family is fine so far. Our son is almost four and a half year old. Almost a real rascal ... something he must have got from his mom :)
  6. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    Reminds me of the Purina plant not far from where I grew up. Smelled like dried Dog food.
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  7. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    My Dad physically left this Earth in December of 2010 but he is still alive and well in my heart and memories. As time passed, thinking about it that way helped the hurt go away... I still think about him every day and smile :)
  8. Humppa


    Jul 25, 2010
    Thanks for the kind words, Will....
  9. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    @Humppa - Andi I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. Such a sad time. May your heart heal as time allows.
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  10. WinchesteRalox


    Mar 26, 2018
    Sorry to hear about your dad Humppa. glad to see you back though.
  11. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Servus Andi! Although things have been very trying for you it is with happiness that I and others hear from you again:thumbsup: I don't often talk about personal issues-except banal or amusing ones- but I know your emptiness at the death of your father. Thirty two years ago last month my father died and for me the sky fell in. I can honestly say not a day has passed without me thinking of him, we were not very similar in background or job but he always knew how to cheer me up and he was a man with a lot of satirical humour and dignity. I stood by the hearse as his coffin was taken out, some of his ex colleagues had appeared-people I and my family felt animosity towards, but he towered above them in death as he did in life. However, I draw strength from his memory and I know that he would never want people to be cast down by his death. It matters not what religion or belief or ethics a person holds, but what he feels but may not voice that is the key.

    I hope that you can relax a bit and enjoy sharing your thoughts and pictures of your knives once again.:thumbsup:

    Warmest regards, Will
  12. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    About smells.....:cool::D

    There used to be an animal fodder factory near here and the boil up days could be pretty ripe :eek:
    When I was living further north-never again...:D there were numerous pulp and cellulose plants, they really reek. But I remember going to a small town in Italy that had this appalling stink, really foul and then I found out it was from some tannery of hides! Every time I look at my Italian leather sofa I remember..Amarcord:D:eek:
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  13. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    We are fortunate to still have our Nestle plant and still have the very nice aroma when they are roasting the beans .

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  14. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    My favorite local roaster closed up shop. That is a true shame, because there is nothing like fresh ground coffee made from roasted-that-week beans. Pouring the hot water in and watching the "bloom" form, waiting for it to subside before adding more water. Great coffee. I'll miss that.
  15. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Good to see you, Andi. I hope things lighten up for you.
    When my dad died 17 years ago, I asked a senior colleague if you ever get over it, and she didn't say anything. My eyes are watering a bit now, so I guess the answer is no.
  16. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    When I was a youngster, my room window opened on two factories, a coffe/ toffees plant and an industrial delicatessens. Depending wether the wind blew East or West, I had the first course or the dessert. :eek:
  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That must have been wonderful!
  18. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I'm glad to see your post, Andi. My dad passed in 2005. His birthday was 3 days ago. I still mist up when I think about him, but sometimes I smile when I do now.
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  19. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
    Same here, my Dad passed in 1998. The pain does fade over time, but the memories don't.
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  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Good to see you Andi :) :thumbsup:

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