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Topic: Traditions Brouhaha - ATTENTION!!! Jeff's New Tradition (4 msgs / 90 lines)
1) From: Jeff Wikstrom
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Your two cents were worth a million more than the BS we have seen so far.  
WHO WANTS TO GIVE ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?  I'm pretty sure everybody feels a
little discouraged.  I can't offer the generous drum that Ron did.  I don't
have that kind of cash right now.  But,  I am about to order some more
green.  I would like to offer to anybody and all (although, please feel free
in the future to address this new tradition to anybody, any condition, any
situation, JUST GIVE AND DO IT TO GIVE AND SHARE) 2 pounds of whatever kind
of coffee you would like.  I will have it shipped directly to you from Tom.
So who wants some coffee.isn't that why we are here?  (REPLY OFF LIST)
Jeff Wikstrom  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of
DEchelbarg
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 12:30 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Traditions Brouhaha
I'm new to this group and have enjoyed participating . . . .  I don't really
understand the "traditions" tradition.  The person who offered the drum was
giving a nice gift.  It was his intent that a person who had not yet
experienced drum roasting have it.  He wanted someone new to share in drum
roasting. I've given many things to people for the simple reason that they
didn't have a given item.  The giver can choose to give what the giver
chooses to give.  The problem comes when people feel they are being
excluded, when they feel that their participation in this tradition entitles
them to participate.  Maybe it does.  I do, however, think that the wishes
of the giver should be considered.  It wasn't a mandate, it was a
suggestion.  I want to underline the contribution of the giver.  Thank you.
Thank you.  A thank you is the correct response to grace. Otherwise, how
quickly things that once united a group, rip it apart.  The focus of this
little tradition is on giving, enriching, helping -- if it is on winning, or
getting, that doesn't seem to match the spirit of the tradition.  My two
cents.
Dave Echelbarger 

2) From: gin
Talk about a gaggle of BS.
ginny
At 06:35 AM 5/5/2004, you wrote:
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3) From: Barry Luterman
Jeff what is your off line address?

4) From: John Blumel
On May 5, 2004, at 9:35am, Jeff Wikstrom or jgraham or whoever he is 
wrote:
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Apparently, John Abbot was right in the first instance.
John Blumel


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