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Name: Vicki
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vic
Mar 8, 2012 7:12 PM CST
You have ME laughing so hard, tears are running down my cheeks. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sharon
Mar 8, 2012 7:15 PM CST
Delightful story, Shoe.

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plantladylin
Mar 8, 2012 7:21 PM CST
Oh my goodness ... I needed a good laugh today! Thank You Shoe ... AND Dave, what a great story!!
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kqcrna
Mar 8, 2012 7:24 PM CST
Great story indeed!

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Calif_Sue
Mar 8, 2012 7:57 PM CST

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Hysterical, had to read it to my hubby! Thanks!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 8, 2012 7:59 PM CST

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It's been over ten years since the incident in question. In that time, Shoe's memory hasn't failed him at all because this is PRECISELY the way I remember it, too. Down to the actual words and pronunciations, Shoe has accurately told this story.

I laughed and laughed tonight til my stomach ached. What a great time that was, and what a triumph for me that I was able to carry him along for so long.

Somehow I had learned of his chicken situation, so I had enough facts to make a believable story. The Main Street bit was, I think, a complete guess and it was good fortune that he actually had customers on that street.

The funniest part was, though, that if my memory serves, I had a real reason for calling and the Billy Hawthorne bit just hit me as the phone was ringing. The whole thing was made up on the spot (again, if memory serves me)

What a great, amazing and wonderful evening that was. Thank you for writing it down so I can revisit it anytime I need a good hard laugh!! Hilarious!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Mar 8, 2012 8:07 PM CST
Howdy, Billy! I mean Dave!

Heheheh, still grinnin' here! It's true folks, he got me good! I love it!

Wow, ten years. And Dave is right. There is a newspaper article still hanging on the cork board on the back of my shoffice door mentioning me giving up the egg route, dated 2001. Sheesh, methinks Dave is the one with the good memory!

And Dave, if you can ad lib like that, on the spot, I reckon we better beware if you ever PLAN to trick us!

Thanks to all who enjoyed this. Glad to have shared a giggle and guffaw!

And Sue, when you read it to your hubby I hope you did the proper accents and all! Smiling

Shoe
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quietyard
Mar 8, 2012 8:18 PM CST
What a great story ! Loved it. Rolling on the floor laughing
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 10, 2012 12:06 PM CST
Good one Dave! Two thumbs up for pulling one over on Shoe. And Shoe, I'm glad you related the tale. Everyone needs a good laugh at least once a day & today's has been accomplished. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Thanks; I needed that.
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Mar 10, 2012 3:23 PM CST
quietyard and flwgirl...

I was thinking here it was the dead of winter and we could use the chuckle, or full blown laugh. After all, when I was in the chicken pen the other day laughing about it I sure got the hens attention! Just figgered I'd share w/others.

May ya'll be blessed to meet Beely Hawthorn one day!

Shoe
Name: Mary
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MaryE
Mar 30, 2012 8:24 AM CST
What a great story. Dave, I'm glad you were able to pull one over on our friend Shoe. He needs that every now and then, just to keep him in balance!

Shoe, thanks for telling this on yourself. See folks, he IS balanced. Fun too!

Now don't stay away for so long again, ok?
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Mar 30, 2012 3:34 PM CST
OH trust me, Mary, Dave got me "Balanced" alright...but only after I was temporarily imbalanced! or unbalanced! Confused

Hope all is well out your way...maybe your snow is gone now and you can soon plant a few things.

Keep smiling!
shoe

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CDsSister
Sep 4, 2012 10:10 PM CST

I am having the best time reading these old blogs.

This one is one of the best if not THE best. Hilarious! Hilarious!

I needed that smile to send me off to sleep I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Sep 5, 2012 7:13 PM CST
Heheheh, thanks for bumping this thread up, Marilyn/CD's sis. I still laugh about it and having it come to mind again is a treat. (I'll probably go read it again in a second, just to reminisce.)

Happy Day to All!

Shoe
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 5, 2012 7:58 PM CST

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I'm smiling in remembrance. Smiling
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Sep 6, 2012 6:48 PM CST
Heheheh, you oughta be jumping around the house strutting your stuff and singin' ♫ I'm Beelly Haww-thorn, I'm Beelly Haww-thorn ♫♫....".

And the look of amazement on the faces of your family would be yet another laugh!

Enough said.
Have a good evening, Folks!

Shoe
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 6, 2012 7:19 PM CST

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Horseshoe said:And the look of amazement on the faces of your family would be yet another laugh!


They wouldn't think a thing about it. We get pretty silly around here at times. Smiling
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Sep 6, 2012 7:29 PM CST
Yay! Glad to hear that. There is hope for the world!

Smiling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 22, 2013 8:37 PM CST
Well I am late to the party.
What a laugh I had reading this. I can just hear the two of you back and forth on the phone. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Shoe thank you so much for writing this. Group hug
And Dave thank you for this showing up on the recently tipped part of my home page, so I could find it. Group hug
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CarolineScott
Sep 22, 2013 9:00 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

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