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mayor al
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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 10:42 AM
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Pete
I lost your phone number. 
Please send it in an email. I also have misplaced your new email...send it all to me, then skip the calling.
 
We will be at the Petro's at the 299 in AL about 8 am Friday.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 11:09 AM
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Al, I had a really terrific hot dog at the Petro on I-65 at exit 86 in Kentucky on the way down to Nashville last year. We didn't get into the Iron Skillet there, though. Unfortunately, the only Petro truck stops in Ohio are too far away for a chicken fried steak run. I sure wish the Flying Js were still operating real restaurants.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 11:58 AM
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I am beginning to get hungry...

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 12:13 PM
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So am I, and lleechef wants to go to Buffalo Wild Wings.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 12:14 PM
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My 2 boys love that place...but that translates to mean beer, women and food! 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 12:23 PM
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I've never been. I hope they have Smithwicks -- and on tap, please.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 12:25 PM
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ChiTownDiner


I am beginning to get hungry...


Really?????
You????
Naahhh, couldnt be.......

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 12:31 PM
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After twelve years of hard use, today our hot water heater decided to retire. Service man is on the way. We will have this fixed before Queen Anne steps off of her Limo (Greyhound) Wed. Evening !!!
Couldn't have happened at a better time !!! It is the pilot light valve...not the water or plumbing, so hopfully the gas company can get it fixed.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 3:29 PM
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Saturday I had to re-light the pilot light. I had just taken a cold shower. It seems I have been having to relight it every few weeks. Are we caught in "Revenge of the Water Heaters"?
 

 
mayor al


After twelve years of hard use, today our hot water heater decided to retire. Service man is on the way. We will have this fixed before Queen Anne steps off of her Limo (Greyhound) Wed. Evening !!!
Couldn't have happened at a better time !!! It is the pilot light valve...not the water or plumbing, so hopfully the gas company can get it fixed.



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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 4:42 PM
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Michael Hoffman


I've never been. I hope they have Smithwicks -- and on tap, please.

 
Not sure...as both boys are on college budgets, they drink a brand called "cheapest!" 


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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 4:44 PM
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We have had some gusty winds today...30-40 mph, thats enough to do in the pilot in the water heater. Manually lighting it is a chore, but we've done it many times over the years.  This time it doesn't light at all.
Gas company came and went...Plumber is on the way.  Not a big worry, but a diversion !

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 4:57 PM
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Michael Hoffman


I've never been. I hope they have Smithwicks -- and on tap, please.


Not sure...as both boys are on college budgets, they drink a brand called "cheapest!" 

They didn't have Smithwicks. I ended up with a bottled Guiness Black lager. lleechef had a Newcastle Brown Ale on tap. My burger was somewhat acceptable. She liked her little wings. We are  not likely to return.


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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 6:07 PM
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The Launch hour is fast approaching. We are really looking forward to Anne's arrival wed evening.  Then Thursday she and I will lunch at Hubers Family  Farm Restaurant, and bring home doggie bags for Mrs Mayor.  Nap til 2 am or so and on the road by 3 AM. we gain an hour as we cross KY, so the total driving time should run about 12 hours.
  Yeah... I love it when a plan comes together.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 6:30 PM
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Oh crap. That's THIS week?

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 6:34 PM
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The Travelin Man


Oh crap. That's THIS week?

 
I heard all hotels are booked in Mobile next weekend for some "glee club event"- looks like chez mini van for you ! 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 6:37 PM
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I just saw the weather forcast forthe rest of ths week...
 
WHICH ONE OF YOU IS BRINGING THE COLD & SNOW TO THE SOUTH?????
 
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 6:43 PM
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CajunKing


I just saw the weather forcast forthe rest of ths week...

WHICH ONE OF YOU IS BRINGING THE COLD & SNOW TO THE SOUTH?????



 
Like I said previously- that would be me!
 
I also bring heat waves out west....... as evidenced by past trips to LA (twice) Boise, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Tucson, Portland and Seattle.
 
 
BTW, not sure where you see snow, but it's nowhere near where I'm heading.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 6:59 PM
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Just checked in online......all set to fly to PNS tomorrow morning. I have a 3 hour layover in Atlanta. Any decent place to grab a bite in the Atlanta airport while I am waiting?

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 7:03 PM
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I am packed, and ready. Books for the limo ride down-have about an hour stop both in Chicago and Indianapolis-hoping for some adventure time. Hubers on Thursday! Its a date!.....My co workers can tell I am already in the mode for this.........dreamy eyed and ready.This trip will be SO worth it, my friends.....

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 7:06 PM
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By the way, I love naps!Mom said I never argued.....

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 7:40 PM
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Hell, I've been ready since Al started this thread last December!! 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 7:46 PM
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Cant wait, Lisa!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 7:58 PM
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Just checked in online......all set to fly to PNS tomorrow morning. I have a 3 hour layover in Atlanta. Any decent place to grab a bite in the Atlanta airport while I am waiting?

 
Ed,
 
I can tell you what to avoid
Paschal's Southern Cuisine
 
Horrible with a capital H
 
 
On an aside, we fly out Wednesday at 5pm to Charlotte and begin our journey to Mobile there.....
 
Still not sure if Lawan's Soul Food Restaurant  or Nana's Soul Food Kitchen is going to be our dinner  stop (assuming we arrive on time)

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 8:57 PM
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Saturday in nashville is only to be in the low 30's for a high and teens over night with a chance of SNOW.  So it will be a little warmer down south but Mid Tenn will be colder than a well diggers arse.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 9:17 PM
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On the way home from work today, I heard Sweet Home Alabama on the radio, which can only be taken as a good sign.  Now, if they will play The Who's Going Mobile, I will be all set!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 9:22 PM
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wanderingjew


EdSails


Just checked in online......all set to fly to PNS tomorrow morning. I have a 3 hour layover in Atlanta. Any decent place to grab a bite in the Atlanta airport while I am waiting?


Ed,
 I can tell you what to avoid
Paschal's Southern Cuisine

Horrible with a capital H

Thanks, Dale. I might have tried it because of the name. Sometimes it is more important to know which one NOT to try!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 9:27 PM
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On the way home from work today, I heard Sweet Home Alabama on the radio, which can only be taken as a good sign.  Now, if they will play The Who's Going Mobile, I will be all set!

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I will have to do some music tonight before I get to sleep for my early morning flight. Grateful Dead's "Alabama Getaway"and Jimmy Buffet's  "Stars Fell Over Alabama" seem to be good choices. Any other ideas for official music for the Meeting?

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 9:28 PM
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Have a great time folks!  Hope to make it one of these years.
 
A Toast!
 


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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 10:13 PM
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Buffet's "Bama Breeze"
Buffet's "The Weather is Here, I wish You Were Beautiful"
Buffet's "I will Play for Gumbo"
Buffet's " Stars Fell on Alalbama"
Bufffet's "When The Coast is Clear"
 
are just a few I can think of that will get you in the forgotten coast frame of mind
 
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 10:21 PM
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I just talked to Poverty Pete, he and I will hook up with Cajun King for lunch on Thursday. I'm hoping that my cousin Johnnie will come along.

Friday 7ish we'll head South to Mobile. We're going to meet up with WJ and Sandy for lunch in Montgomery.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 10:26 PM
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I just talked to Poverty Pete, he and I will hook up with Cajun King for lunch on Thursday. I'm hoping that my cousin Johnnie will come along.

Friday 7ish we'll head South to Mobile. We're going to meet up with WJ and Sandy for lunch in Montgomery.

You mean there are TWO Cousin Johnnies???

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Mon, 02/11/13 11:23 PM
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CajunKing


Buffet's "Bama Breeze"
Buffet's "The Weather is Here, I wish You Were Beautiful"
Buffet's "I will Play for Gumbo"
Buffet's " Stars Fell on Alalbama"
Bufffet's "When The Coast is Clear"

are just a few I can think of that will get you in the forgotten coast frame of mind



Good ones!
maybe add Little Feat's "Rad Gumbo" too.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 4:03 AM
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joerogo


Have a great time folks!  Hope to make it one of these years.

A Toast!




JOE,
  I think we are going to Nominate that brand to be the Official Glee Club Beverage. No beautiful Horses, No Icy trains, No low-calorie claims.... Just an honest evaluation of the average Glee Club Member !!!


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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 7:31 AM
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Looks like a product endorsement from WJ...

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 8:47 AM
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will_work_4_bbq

You mean there are TWO Cousin Johnnies???

One appears to be from an alternate universe.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 2:16 PM
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I realize this is off-topic,  but the plumbers arrived at 1:15 this afternoon, and in less than an hour had removed the old and installed a new hot water heater, ran their tests, adjusted the thermostat, took their check and were gone.  We now have hot water working just fine....we had visions of driving to Alabama, just to get a shower !!!  I am more than pleased with this guys service.
 
Now, Come On Anne, we're ready to get this show on the road.
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 3:42 PM
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Ouch! I had to replace my water heater about four years ago. It had developed a leak. As I recall it cost around $300 for the new water heater and installation and removal of the old one. But I have the only plumber in America who isn't trying to pay off his yacht.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 4:18 PM
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Terribly off topic but as a comment to Mister Mayor and Michael, my town requires a permit and 2 inspection to replace a water heater.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 4:19 PM
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Wow! I'm sure glad that's not necessary here.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 7:52 PM
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Never required a permit to replace our water heater......okay Al, am packed and ready to go. Being picked up at 5:30 a.m.tomorrow, bus station by 6 a.m, Louisville by 5:30p.m. Should be an interesting ride....
Havent slept a whole lot the last two nights in anticipation-so napping will be on the agenda-and a book in my purse. Cant wait to meet you all, southern style!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 9:07 PM
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I plan on leaving the house NLT 0630. Gonna stop at Golden Corral for their breakfast then head south down I-81 thru VA and into TN. I should be in Nashville by 1800. Hopefully not too much rain and no snow.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 9:08 PM
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MH. Double the cost you paid... but a super job and long warrenty period.  No permits required.
 
Anne call us when it is convenient for you, en-route. Remember the time change once you get inside Indiana and away from  Chicago.
 
We'll get that hour back in Kentucky on the way South.
Catfish dinner tomorrow night.  We are so looking forward to having company on the road.
Folks I will check in Thursday nite here on this thread, but I am not dragging a laptop with me to Mobile...so call my cell number if you need to reach me.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 10:09 PM
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No laptop for me either BUT I will have my Ralph Melton iPad. :)

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 10:55 PM
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Speaking of plumbers and no bathing...the stinky cruise ship that has been stranded is being towed to.....MOBILE!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 10:58 PM
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I saw that!  They're going to arrive on Thursday.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Tue, 02/12/13 11:10 PM
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Beware the stinky cruise ship tourist!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 12:31 AM
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I'm glad my hotel room is already reserved.

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 12:41 AM
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Can you imagine being on that ship and your room is on deck 4 and the main buffet is deck 10 with NO elevators.  Stinky is right but they should be washed up or out by this weekend.  Another Black eye for carnival "The Fun **** er I meant SHIP"

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 4:41 AM
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Good point, Mike!
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 5:46 AM
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Yeah, I do believe that the cruise line will be doing their best to get these folks out of town ASAP after the ship docks. I don't think folks are going to want to stay in Mobile, looking at their 'Titanic'.
AL

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 7:31 AM
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Roz and I regret that we will not attend this years Glee club event in Mobile.  As far as my health is concerned, I am much better and finally on a solid diet.  Something I have not been able to do for almost two weeks.  Regardless, I feel that I am not up to a 1200 mile round trip and enjoying the fine treats that Mobile offers and in addition enjoying the company of folks that I have known for many years.
 
I appreciate the efforts that Al has demonstrated not only this event but many others.  Roz and I will miss your company and we sincerely hope that you put the oyster industry on the night shift.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 7:45 AM
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Mariton and I are disappointed that you and Roz won't be there, but very grateful that you are feeling better.  You will be greatly missed!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 8:38 AM
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Paul,
 
I too am disappointed that you and Roz won't be able to make it. Sandra was looking forward to meeting you , however your health matters most and I'm glad that you're on the road to recovery.
 

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 8:52 AM
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I feel very mixed emotions, my Friend. We will miss you and Roz a lot, but do understand about the need for recovery time.
I promise a full report as soos as possible !!
 
Another casualty, but not serious enough to stop her from heading South... Anne slipped on some Black-Ice while boarding her ride to Louisville and took a nasty fall.  She is OK, but shaken-up a bit. She is now enroute and called us to say she is ok.
AL

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 10:22 AM
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Paul & Roz - sorry to hear you won't be dining with us but happy to hear you're on the road to recovery!  CTD

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 11:27 AM
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Paul.
We are so sorry you and Roz will not be joining us but glad you are finally feeling better.  Put your Hawaiian shirt on Saturday night and you'll be with us in spirit!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 4:54 PM
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Thanks all Roadfooders for the wishes.  No one regrets more than Roz and myself about missing one of the key events of the year.  Al, Poverty, Bushie and myself were the originators of the events many years ago.  This will be only the second one I have missed.
 
Mike Shell even volunteered to stop by in Knoxville to pick up Roz since I had a Priceline guarantee in Mobile so she could take advantage of that.  For that we really thank Mike but Roz felt reluctant to go without me.  I am not sure why because Poverty and Mike would have made great company
 
Please enjoy the oysters and BBQ and Roz and I will wear our ugly Hawaii shirts on Saturday night and raise our cocktails in salute to our friends in Mobile.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 6:25 PM
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Well, first one in Mobile! I am in Fairhope, at Sterling's house. We went to a bookstore featuring a writer named Winston Groom who lives here in Fair hope. He wrote a book called.....Forrest Gump.
First food stop---buck's Diner in Fairhope. Rainy today, but they say it will be nice by Friday.

 
My small lunch:
 
Chicken fried steak with a side of sweet potato casserole, with some nice chunks of pecan in it:
 
 

 
The other sides I got: Fried okra, greens and cornbread:
 

 
Sterling's baked chicken:
 

 
Well, a nice start to Alabama. Can't wait til Friday lunch at the Dew Drop Inn!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 7:02 PM
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Nice start...keep it coming!

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Re:GLEE CLUB MEETING-- All Invited - Wed, 02/13/13 7:03 PM
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Anne is with us here in Louisville..Phase one is completed.  Tomorrow we load up, Have a nice lunch at Hubers then late tomorrow evening we will head south.
More in the morning.
 

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