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mayor al
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Thu, 12/13/12 7:46 PM
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D R U M L I N E ???? 
 
 I thought you said DRUMSTICKS !
Too Much Turkey over the weekend, again.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Thu, 12/13/12 10:17 PM
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Thank you!  I am excited about seeing everyone again, and so pleased the Glee Club will convene so close to me!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 12/14/12 3:01 AM
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BBQ---
  You're smart enough to live in a great area for RF lovers. It will be fun to talk about the Nashville mtg and share stories with the folks who gather this time.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 12/14/12 10:41 AM
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The Curmudgeon and the Chef????
wj,
Sandra is indeed very brave.
 
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 12/14/12 1:35 PM
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Lori and I will be glad to come.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 12/14/12 1:51 PM
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Ralph, That's great.  Hopefully we'll have a bit more time for chatting this time ! 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 12/14/12 7:17 PM
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Lord, I feel like I am going to the Oscar's of Roadfood! i dont have a Hawaiin shirt, but boy do i have  Hawaiin dress!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 12/14/12 10:21 PM
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Ann
At the last meeting their were awards given out, And as I recall SOMEONE (NOT NAMING ANY NAMES (coughing CLIFF)) left theirs on the table.    #1 Son and I were going to give him so much grief about it, but we decided to be nice to him for once. 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 12/14/12 10:26 PM
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I would love to attend this wonderful event this coming year, but who knows what the next months will bring.
 
I am also thinking of joining my favorite band for a week in Ireland in June, so I got to do some serious number crunching and hopefully the numbers work.
 
www.enterthehaggis.com
 
That trips sounds awesome and the price is really affordable too.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 12/14/12 11:13 PM
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So glad to read that I will finally get to meet Ann peeples, plus Lynn and Ralph & Lori are coming also. What a group we will have. Still haven't heard from ChiTownDiner or Chris & Amy.


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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 12/15/12 5:17 AM
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The best part of the whole event is the 'fellowship' we share while enjoying some great food too. I really like meeting folks who I share "threads' with ,'live and in person'.  It has been 8  years since the first gathering of a small bunch of guys came together to do this, and that was just a couple of weeks after a bunch of the SoCal folks had met on Superbowl Sunday of 2004 In Rancho Cucamonga . Lisa was there, as was Red Patti and ET and Glenn and some others.  It was FUN !
  I don't get out near as much as I did 8 years ago, but I try very hard to keep this annual reminder of friendship and good food on my agenda.
  

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 12/15/12 6:50 PM
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Roz and I are in at the same hotel most of you are staying.  Admiral Semmes I believe.  We had always stayed at the Marriott just three blocks away but we wanted to stay with the rest of the group.
 
Al, you are correct as the best part of the trip is the fellowship. Next is the food and the next is the evening cocktails with all that wish to attend.
 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 12/16/12 11:30 AM
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lleechef and I are in. It will be a nice drive, and I've heard there are some places to eat in the area.

 
Awesome.  I'll be there, but I think I'll bring my own car this time!    Can't wait to see everyone!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 12/16/12 11:40 AM
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Awesome.  I'll be there, but I think I'll bring my own car this time!    Can't wait to see everyone!

 
Alright, Bushie!!! 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 12/16/12 11:47 AM
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Wonderful! 

Ralph Melton and Ice Cream Chick
 
and now Bushie!   

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 12/16/12 2:29 PM
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Again, will be in GREAT company. Thanks to Al and Janet for working this out for me. Bob said" Annie, go-these people are great to you and you need oysters!" And he feels I have had enough-what a guy.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 12/16/12 4:46 PM
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YAY BUSHIE!!
Can we skip Christmas and New Year's and go directly to President's Day????
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 12/22/12 7:16 PM
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mayor al

Paging Pogo..Pogo pick up the white courtesy phone please...

Checking schedule, not sure yet...

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 12/22/12 7:36 PM
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pogophiles


mayor al

Paging Pogo..Pogo pick up the white courtesy phone please...

Checking schedule, not sure yet...

I sure hope you can be there.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 12/24/12 8:19 AM
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I already planned our itinerary for our 7 day trip  which to TTM's chagrin is planned well in advance even for me.... but since this is our (Sandra and I) first big trip together it just made sense....(yes she likes to plan in advance too)
-We'll be flying to Charlotte on Wednesday February 13 and drive to Mobile the next day with an overnight stop in Birmingham
- We'll depart Mobile sometime in the late morning early afternoon of Sunday February 17 , overnight in Atlanta and then spend the next couple of days in Charlotte visiting friends and relatives.
-We'll fly home from Charlotte Wednesday February 20 in the late afternoon.
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There most likely won't be a trip report since many of the places  we will visit will be places I visited this past February and August, but I will add highlights and photos of new places.
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 12/24/12 9:08 AM
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This reminds me. I am flying out today and headed up north. I should probably book a hotel room for this week.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 12/24/12 9:10 AM
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wanderingjew


 .....with an overnight stop in Birmingham......  
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If you and Sandra feel like some company for supper during your Bham stop, just give me shout!  But I understand if you want to be alone....

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 12/24/12 9:39 AM
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wanderingjew


.....with an overnight stop in Birmingham......  
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If you and Sandra feel like some company for supper during your Bham stop, just give me shout!  But I understand if you want to be alone....

 
Absolutely, of course you can join us.  Although it's Valentine's Day, we are going to be having a very "unromantic" dinner at Miss Myra's .  I may even have to get some Banana Pudding "to go" for everyone in Mobile the next day, but I'll have to check first and see if our hotel has a fridge.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 12/24/12 10:01 AM
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I have a fridge if you don't.  I'd be glad to keep it for you.  And I promise not to eat it!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 12/24/12 10:20 AM
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I have a fridge if you don't.  I'd be glad to keep it for you.  And I promise not to eat it!

We'll be staying at the Residence Inn, Homewood, as it turns out they do have a fridge in the room. .
Depending on how early we get to Birmingham the day before, we will either do some sightseeing that morning in Birmingham or in Montgomery on the way down to Mobile.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 12/24/12 9:42 PM
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Hello all ,
I love reading and seeing the pics form the Annual Glee Club and other meets .
Unfortunately the geographical location of the meets  along with two little boys of 8 and 3 , dont allow me to jettison off too often to meat ups .
I do wish you all much fun and camraderie .
FYI - Seafarer John is not well and  prayers are needed for him , I last seen him at a holiday get together last Dec at Coney Island Rest. in Middletown NY with  his adorable wife Gail , Brooklyn Bill and Ginny , Coney Island Lou and a few others .
I have recently talked to him via the computer and please say some prayers , thanks all .
 
Benzee
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 12/25/12 3:36 AM
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I have wondered about John. Prayers are on the way.. Thanks, Benzee.....

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 12/25/12 8:16 AM
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Benzee
 
Thanks for the update about Seafarer John, I got to break bread with him and his wife Gail on several occasions. They are truly wonderful folks and my  positive thoughts and prayers are with him. 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 12/25/12 11:18 AM
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So sorry to hear that about Seafarer John.  He is a good man.  He will be in our prayers.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 12/25/12 7:15 PM
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For those of you who are prone to the prayer, while thinking of Seafarer John, you might want to throw in a few good words for all of our friends in Mobile....or we may be looking for a new destination come February. :(

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 12/25/12 7:29 PM
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The Travelin Man


For those of you who are prone to the prayer, while thinking of Seafarer John, you might want to throw in a few good words for all of our friends in Mobile....or we may be looking for a new destination come February. :(

You took the words right out of my mouth.  They had a tornado earlier today.  I  haven't heard any reports about damage yet.  If I hear anything, I'll post it.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 12/26/12 12:24 AM
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Here is a look at the tornado that went to the westside of downtown.  You have to love the bible belt commentary.
https://www.facebook.com/...amp;type=2&theater
 
All the reports I have read and an email from a friend down in Mobile, it was a massive twister but not a strong one.  It did some damage to one of the schools and several homes and a church.  So all in all.  They got a holiday miracle.
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 12/26/12 6:22 PM
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We have been off line for a day or two. Sorry to read that our friend John (Seafarer) is not well...and hopefully he will recover shortly.
Also the Tornado damage is evident, but so far it hasn't been reported as extensive. Again, our thoughts are with the folks in the Mobile area.
 
We had a close brush with this storm. Our friends north and west of us got almost a foot of snow and roads were/are a mess. We got only an inch or so with sleet and ice causing more of the problems than snow. Temps above freezing are melting the problem as I type.
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 12/26/12 6:34 PM
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We have about three inches here. Nothing to bother about.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Thu, 01/10/13 2:40 AM
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I booked our plane tickets earlier tonight! We'll get into Mobile kind of late on 2/15 (11:30 pm landing), we leave Sunday evening. We are really looking forward to seeing all of you!
 
I'd like to say we've used up all of our bad luck with storms and flight delays by having a flight to Texas scheduled on 12/26. To make a long story very, very short, we arrived on 12/28 in Dallas, just in time for Ralph's family's belated Christmas dinner (not everyone could make the 25th). 
 
However, I know better...we have an inexhaustible supply of bad luck with flight delays, and a lot of good luck with other things. So, we hope to see y'all that weekend, do not count on us for a sunrise Saturday breakfast. 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Thu, 01/10/13 7:00 AM
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I booked our plane tickets earlier tonight! We'll get into Mobile kind of late on 2/15 (11:30 pm landing), we leave Sunday evening. We are really looking forward to seeing all of you!


Yayy!!!  Glad you guys are coming! 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Thu, 01/10/13 8:25 AM
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Lori, you and Ralph are definitely long overdue for some good luck traveling-wise.  Are you flying right into Mobile or are you flying into one of the other nearby airports (Pensacola, Gulfport, Montgomery, etc.)?

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Thu, 01/10/13 5:43 PM
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Cliff, we're coming right in to Mobile. Less time traveling, more time visiting and eating :-)

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 4:25 AM
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Friday Nite Wintzells Oyster House- 5 PM Downtown needs a count. Post your notice so I can reserve table space. Here's who I have so far. I will add you to this list if you post a note. Thanks,  AL
Mayor, Jan and Annie P--- 3
Sundancer & Roz              2
Bushie                               1
BB                                     3 2
TTM                                   1
WJ                                    2
Work-4-BBQ                     1
MH & Lisa                         2
Mike S                              1 
Who Have I  Missed???
Pogophile??
Poverty Pete
Cajun King
I know there are members near the Gulf Coast...come out and meet your Roadfood Friends.
 
Saturday evening at the Brick Pit BBQ Bill has donated space for us...but a count there would be nice too...
All of the above plus Ralph and Lori.
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 5:16 AM
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Roz and Paul for the two events.  We will be in Mobile early afternoon Friday.
 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 7:15 AM
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MayorAl-
The flights into Mobile and the surrounding area from Baltimore have just been too high, so right now nothing is booked for Cousin Johnny.  I am still looking.  Mariton and I will be at both night's events for sure.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 7:31 AM
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BB:  Roz was inquiring if Mariton would be there and I just confirmed it with her.  Made her morning.
 
Al, Let's go sorta early to the Wintzell's in time for their happy hour.  We may make a stop at Dreamland on the way in.  We expect to be there by 2:00PM Friday.
 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 7:49 AM
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Sandra and I will be there for both Friday night and Saturday night's  events. We hope to be in Mobile sometime in the mid afternoon on Friday

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 7:59 AM
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BB:  Roz was inquiring if Mariton would be there and I just confirmed it with her.  Made her morning.  
Mariton also asked about Roz, so that works out real well.  We are very much looking forward to seeing you two in Mobile! 


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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 9:42 AM
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I will not be there for the Friday night event. I have a work issue that will keep me here until at least 7 pm. :(

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 10:07 AM
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Lisa and I will be there for both.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 2:31 PM
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Mayor Al: You are correct -- we'll be there for Saturday Night, but not Friday. We're looking forward to seeing y'all!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 7:41 PM
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Ticket to Kentucky( where Al and Janet pick me up) is purchased. Its going to be a long ride, but I honestly cant wait to meet all of you!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Fri, 01/11/13 7:53 PM
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lleechef and I are looking forward to meeting you Ann.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 01/12/13 12:27 AM
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BB
Can't Johnnie get a cheap flight to New Orleans or Jacksonville and drive over?  or some other 'within driving range airport.???
 
 We'll save the speeches and dancing for Saturday night at the Brick Pit.
Friday I will ask Wintzells to have space for us at 5 PM. That gives us two hours of "Happy Hour Beer and Oysters" before the serious dinner gets going.  I am determined to get some of the West Indies Salad there this time.
 
The floor is open for suggestions for breakfast and lunch on Saturday so the late arriving folks can catch up on their calorie intake before the group hits the Brick Pit that evening.  I too would like to insert a stop at Dreamland sometime during the day...but not sure when! What with BBQ on the menu for dinner.
 
Lori and Ralph, Hope you get in in time to get some rest before Breakfast...where-ever it will be.
TTM when do you get to Mobile? Need a pick-up???

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 01/12/13 10:34 AM
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Holy smokes!  TWO HOURS of "Happy Hour Beer and Oysters"!!  That should be enough time for me to get my fix of those lovely morsels on the half shell!!!  

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 01/12/13 7:54 PM
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LOL, Lisa!!!!!!!!!!! I thought the same thing!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 01/12/13 9:25 PM
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Lisa,
Not wanting to 'brag' on the Happy Hour time a couple of years ago, But I couldn't stop...5 dozen raw on the half-shell during that time..with an equal number of beers. Since I am not much on the beer drinking I finished only two of those during the appetizer marathon... Then is was Shrimp and Scallops and Crab Claws for dinner....thats why there was no West Indies Salad that night (for me).  I think Padre Rick kept up with me that evening. During Happy hour the Oysters are half-price or about $5 per dozen.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 01/12/13 10:12 PM
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Ok, I get it.......this is going to be the Roadfood version of "Man/Woman vs. Oyster Challenge"!!  MH already has started to bet on me.  Minus the beers......too filling.....I'll substitute a white wine.  5 dozen, huh??  I dunno.  Maybe ann peeples and I could be a team??  May the victor end up with the 'bragging' rights!!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 01/12/13 10:29 PM
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I want to see this. I know lleechef can put away at least two dozen, probably two and a half. Now if Ann can down the other two and a half you're going down to defeat, Mr. Mayor.
 
Me, I'll be sticking to eating already dead oysters, preferably with spinach and stuff maybe fried.
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sat, 01/12/13 11:55 PM
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BB you are right, there is nothing out of BAL or DC that is very cheap.
$333 was the cheapest I found, and $222 was the cheapest going from dc to TAL but then a 2 1/2 drive from TAL to Mobile.
 
even flying into ORL wasnt cheap
 
greyhound wasnt cheap either
 
Wont he fit into one of your checked bags??
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 01/13/13 3:44 AM
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Lisa, This is not a RF vs Food thing.  I just could not stop slurping those Briney, tasty,  fresh from the gulf shellfish. Even my friend Sundancer had more than one dozen, and he is a modest eater for sure !
The point is it is a real budget supporting 'time-slot' for those who like to focus on the Oysters before dinner/

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 01/13/13 5:07 AM
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Al:  I believe I read on their web site that Happy hour is from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
 
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 01/13/13 7:24 AM
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I am up for the challenge, minus the beer........

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Sun, 01/13/13 7:38 AM
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Al, as a "Modest eater" as you stated, it is a embarassment to myself to be around folks who can pack it away.  I sorta wish I could do that but I have limits.  Perhaps it is because of my age???  I do not now.  I do believe I ate a dozen raw and ordered a dozen fried at dinner which I could not finish.
 
Roz does not eat oysters period so count her out.  I guess it will be Lisa and Ann vs. BB and the Mayor.
 
I sure do enjoy the raw oysters though and at happy hour prices, that may be my entire dinner.
 
Paul E. Smith
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