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MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Discussion in 'The Geezer Corner Cafe' & Chat Section' started by Kayak Jack, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Be merry, friendly, and safe.

    Our country likes to bring the year to an end with holidays. Sometimes, we get carried away in that process. No matter how each of us celebrates the seasons, it is our own, individual choice. No one tells us what we have to do, but some do offer suggestions and opportunitiex.

    A sip or more of "Christmas cheer" can be part of our celebrating, and I enjoy that too. And, when I do enjoy it, I'm either already safe at home, or hand the car keys to Julie.

    Lets be good friends to loved ones, friends, and neighbors. Smile to folks, shake their hands, and greet them in a friendly manner.

    God bless us, one and all.
     
  2. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Well said Jack. If you don't mind I'll just hold on to your coat tails and let it stand as is.
    Merry Christmas
     
  3. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Bob san.

    Are you cooking up a pot of stew for the holidays? We roasted a chicken, then made some chicken vegetable noodle soup. Home made noodles.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2017
  4. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

    Chuck.
     
  5. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas to all of you. Thanks for the help and encouragement as I progressed from building UJ's to SS&G. Thanks Chuck for keeping us connected.
    Monday will be the 45th anniversary of our LineBacker II operation. The beginning of the end, kind of bittersweet memories. Thanks to all who served.
    Andy
     
  6. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    And, thanks to you for your service too, Andy. The klaxon and a B-52 aren't family.
     
  7. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Sorry guys , but the Devil and Jacks post made me do this .........
    A Klaxon might not be family but the Claxton Fruit Cakes are made by a family. I always get one for the holidays and then a box of the single sever ones for later during the year when out and about.
    It's all about tradition. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Busy here, now, looking up Claxton Fruit Cakes. (As if we didn't ALREADY have enough fruitcakes around here!)
     
  9. grandpa paddler

    grandpa paddler Well-Known Member

    My Dad was a fruitcake affectionado, Claxton being his favorite. I remember stopping in Claxton, GA in 1960 on the way home from Florida. The car smelled like fruitcake from GA to PA (+a couple weeks). That's not a complaint - just a fond memory.
     
  10. grandpa paddler

    grandpa paddler Well-Known Member

    Neither are the klaxon and the Claxton:rolleyes:!!!
     
  11. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    My Mom baked fruitcakes that were good. Lots of butter spread onto a slice,; cuppa coffee to wash it down. I never understood the jokes about bad fruitcakes, because her's were so tasty. She put rum-soaked dishtowels around them, and added some more rum from time to time.
    And, her raspberry pies were thick, not some dinky, little old thing.
     
  12. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Jack, I do love a good stew, but if I grovel and beg enough I may get a big pot of Tortellini Soup for our Christmas Eve get together. I guess I need to go out and start setting out my Tortellini snares.Cleaning them is the pits, but they sure are good :))
     
  13. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    There I go stuttering again. It would not let me delete it.

    Never fear , I removed it for you.
    Chuck
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  14. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    I need to cleanup my tortellini snares; they're rusty. I can loan you some noodle snares, and a couple of donut traps. Also, Here's a good soup recipe:

    4 sq ft of deer tracks, diced
    2 pounds of that big fish that got away last August
    Sweet corn, cut from a half dozen fresh ears from the farmstand that closed a week before you got there
    1 pound of last spring's green onions, in 1/2" slices
    1 pound of freshly dug carrots
    2-3pounds of freshly dug potatoes, some dirt removed
    Put it all into a 10 quart pail, add enough water-beer mix (50:50) to nearly fill
    Bring to a boil on the right hand burner of a Coleman, 2 burner stove. Cover with a board or two, and simmer for two hours, stirring it every beer or so.
    Let cool while you sip at least one more beer. Serve it up, and enjoy.
     
  15. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    So ya end up with a bowl of Hot watered down beer with no alcohol content left in it. Guess it could have been worse.
     
  16. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Well, if you don't count the deer tracks, fish, and veggies, yes. Now, deer tracks are rich in antoxidants, and . . . . .
     
  17. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    That's right Jack. Never Give Up and you will live a long life.
     
  18. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Jack.....
    I was told the antioxidants are determined by the ground where the tracks are retrieved from.
    You forgot to tell everyone that if your recipe is cooked over petrified wood the heat lasts indefinitely compared to plain old wood which burns up and makes an ash of itself.
     
  19. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    DARN! When I told you about the petrified wood trick, it was supposed to be a secret. Now, everybody knows.
    We're almost out of oxidants anyway. I put'em on the grocery list.
     
  20. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Sorry about blowing our secret but that petrified wood fire , it's hot and lasts forever. I especially like the fact that the strongest winds can't blow it out.
     

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