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Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Sep 29, 2015.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on November 30, 2018 at 5:01pm

Might have to take you up on that sometime, Brother.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 30, 2018 at 4:14pm

Dave, you are welcome anytime Brother,  as well as all of our other brothers from other mother's. I hope to always have a warm place to sleep and a cold Bier to drink.

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 30, 2018 at 3:13pm

Yeah Harry, that's what it looked like in my kitchen. Couldn't find the directions on the pickles and olives so they got left out.

Comment by Dave Gettman on November 30, 2018 at 3:10pm

Congrats, Shannon! Real glad to see you guys are getting out of there finally. Now that you are a lot farther away, maybe I'll drop by sometime. ;-)

Comment by Harry Warner on November 30, 2018 at 9:48am

The Flying McCoys Comic Strip for November 30, 2018

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on November 29, 2018 at 11:11pm

atta boy and good luck Shannon.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 29, 2018 at 9:44pm

Ernie, TN is a very beautiful state very green and the grass grows fast once winter is gone and lots of bugs in the summer and many other critters, The grandkids are very excited that we are coming they are 7, 5 and 2 years old and miss us very much. I cant wait to teach them to chase and catch  fire flies on the property and take them fishing I will be a mile from the TN river, and just spend time with them. And mom and dad are happy that they will have a baby sitter as well. As far as rooting for the Titan's goes I guess I will have to support them, but I have always been a Raider's fan for better or worse since I was a kid and that ain't easy, being a Giant fan I am sure you can relate. I am also a big Nascar fan and I will be close to several major race tracks. Take care Ernie, talk with you later.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on November 29, 2018 at 9:12pm

Harry, thanks for the words of encouragement I will do my best to part with unneeded things and make the move more manageable it should be my last move. And we will chill when we can. stay well my friend.

Comment by ErnieKeel on November 29, 2018 at 7:31pm

Shannon, congrats and good luck on new house, sounds nice, TN is a beautiful state from what I recall. Grandkids must be excited that Pop-Pop is going to be living practically next door. 2 acres for them to run around on. One question, does this mean you're going to be a Titan fan, lol?

Comment by Harry Warner on November 29, 2018 at 2:26pm

Shannon, good decision on the VA mortgage.  Jo and I used ours when we had our home built in 2004. Subsequently did a refi to a 3.25% fixed.  Moving is a big streser, one of the biggest in a person's life.  What to bring? What to leave?  You will always take more with you than you need but don't have the heart to leave behind.  That's what garbage day is for. :-)  Also yard sales.  

By the way, even though it doesn't seem like it while you're preparing for the move,  time is going to fly by.  The best of luck to you and Linda.  Take time for chilling. 


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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