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The roller coaster of life.............

tubtar Jan 16, 2018

  1. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

    I am seeing it in all of it's whirling , rising , falling glory lately..............from friends getting bad news to friends getting good news , to passing of old friends , to welcoming newcomers to this crazy spinning rock we call earth.
    It serves to highlight what is important , and how fleeting life really is.
    In a geological kind of way , our existence is too brief to even warrant notice.
    When things turn south , it lasts a fucking eternity.
    When things roll along smoothly , and better yet , when life is really bringing the smiles , it goes by way to fast.
    If you're paying attention , it can be overwhelming at times............sensory overload , and the capacity to only be able to handle so much in one sitting.
    It do get busy.
    And in all this , I have an announcement that makes me very happy.
    Our Daughter Danielle will be marrying on March 18th .........some of you have met her , many of you know what she means to us , and I am really thrilled for her.
    Judy's feelings defy mere words.
    I suppose it is close to the " every Mother's dream " for their daughter , and I agree with probably all of it , but with a tad less emotion.
    I like the fellow she is tying the knot with.
    He showed up at the house on one of my days off , unannounced , to ask for our blessing.
    This kind of old school respect scores really well with me .
    His second marriage , her first , but they have both lived enough to have a good idea of what they want.
    And seem to have found it in each other.
    They are making the plans and I will be writing a check corresponding with her wishes and our ability to make it so.
    That is how it goes in this part of the world , and makes me wonder if the old arranged marriage / dowry deal doesn't make sense on some level.
    But every once in a while , I am struck with startling levels of inspiration , and there happened to be one of those moments yesterday.
    A suitable present for them..........who are essentially grown up and have most of the life shit you need...........kitchen stuff , house crap ........... that has been in place for a while.
    But something unique for them , something that will provide memories and be looked on fondly for the rest of time...........that takes a little doing.
    Courtesy of myself and Jimmy Mac , Danielle has a nice little collection of steel.
    Brandon has some catching up to do.
    But a quick call to Dave Wattenberg at Pro-tech and I think I found the perfect present.
    His and Hers , one of one switchblades , with personalized engraving and display boxes ?
    I won't go deep into details , but I do know this.........for the first time in my life , I will be jealous of Danielle's knife collection. :bwah::bwah::bwah:
    Even Judy thinks I did alright.
    Pics when the time is right. :tubtar:
  2. Snapper

    Snapper President of the 51st state! Brigade Member

    A true gift from the heart John, very good idea too. My congratulations to the future newlyweds.:cupid:
  3. Brian_W204

    Brian_W204 Enormous member

    Congratulations to her and you!

    Wait. One-of-a-kind Protechs? You got any more single daughters?
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  4. wes

    wes Mephistopheles Super Moderator Brigade Member

    Congratulations. He’s going to have some good times with his new FIL!
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  5. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

    Awesome news!
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  6. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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  7. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

    Maybe we oughtta auction 'em off on eBride? :bwah:

    Congrats on getting rid of the upcoming Nuptials. Hope it works out well for them.
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  8. Manganr

    Manganr Devils Supermoderator Super Moderator

    This is 'One of a kind Protechs' we're talking about here.......Single daughters? Youre way too picky. Shit, good looking sons or even pets would work too for one of those blades as far as I'm concerned!
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  9. Manganr

    Manganr Devils Supermoderator Super Moderator

    Seriously though John, it can take a lifetime to find that person and if they found eachother and they make eachother happy. That works for me.
    Wish her the best from across the pond and don't forget the pics of the day, knives and all.

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  10. Atheos

    Atheos Average member JDBA Official Member

    awww that's awesome. congratulations!

    his and hers knife set sounds amazing. cant wait to see it. i wish my wife had ANY interest in knives at all!

    actually maybe I don't, we cant afford two knife addictions lol.
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  11. sam eib

    sam eib Average Member

    Hope everything works out for them
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  12. Kelper

    Kelper Penguin Egg Eater Lady Devil

    Lovely idea John, hope that your daughter and future son in law find true happiness.
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    GODDESS OF VENGEANCE Crazy Bitch Lady Devil Super Moderator

    :woot: CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to see pics! :D :GOV:
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  14. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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  15. waterdogs

    waterdogs Brigade Member Brigade Member

    Congrats, John !
    Nice to hear a bright spot of news.....
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