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Topic: It's been grand (14 msgs / 281 lines)
1) From: Linda
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Unfortunately it would appear that I can't buy anymore of the greatest
coffee beans or any greens. Due, to the rising medication costs and a fixed
income. I will still be on list and hoping that things will improve. Besides
I still need my daily fix of java and humor.
Linda in Lakeside
  dasofergie

2) From: Brett Mason
This was one of my favorites that you contributed Linda! ... So, what can we
do to get people to buy roasted from you and make your coffee free to you?
Brett
LETTER FROM A FARM KID
Dear Ma and Pa,
I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine
Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick
before all of the places are filled.
I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 A.M.
but I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do
before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop,
feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay.
Practically nothing.
Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is
strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of
weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular
food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that
live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you until noon when you get fed
again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.
We go on "route marches," which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to
harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different.
A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city
guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.
The country is nice but awful flat The sergeant is like a school teacher. He
nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just
ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.
This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for
shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head
and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home.
All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even
load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.
Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle
with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy.
It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they
got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only
beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6" and 130
pounds and he's 6'8" and near 300 pounds dry.
Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get
onto this setup and come stampeding in.
Your loving daughter,
Alice
Linda in Lakeside, Oregon
mailto:dasofergiehttp://www.wowearnings.com/?r=leebradeRoasting in Cast Iron Skillet
Stitchin on a Treadle
On Jan 26, 2008 4:34 PM, Linda  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Ken B
Heh...this is funny stuff.  As a kid who joined the Marines at 17, and 
from the country, there is a lot of truth in it. ;-)  Thanks Brett and 
Linda!
Ken B
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4) From: Ed Needham
Gotta set your priorities.  Tell the doc to can the medicine, you're 
drinking coffee, the elixir of health and healing on a daily basis, and no 
one can stop you!
*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

5) From: Jamie Dolan
HI;
I don't know what kind of situation you are in exactly, but nearly
ever major drug company now has financial assistance programs
available, and many of them will give the medications to people on low
/ fixed incomes.
Also some doctors have good relationships with the drug reps and can
usally provie a few paitents with there medications via samples.
Medication costs can certinally be very overwhelming.  I had several
unexpeced changes here at the begining of the mew year that set me
back considerably.
Feel free to e-mail me off list if I can be of further assistnace with
pulling up information on the assitance problems.
Jamie

6) From: Jack M. Rogers
Now, if we only had a presidential candidate who would promise us 
Universal Green Coffee Plan, that might get my vote.
Jack
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7) From: Brett Mason
Vote for Thompson Owen 2008!
On Jan 26, 2008 10:44 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

8) From: raymanowen
The proles don't deserve him. -ro
On Jan 26, 2008 10:30 PM, Brett Mason  wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

9) From: Brett Mason
Thompson Owen makes the Republicans happy because he leaves roasting to the
individual - free choice!
Thompson Owen makes the Democrats happy because he supports getting good
coffee for everybody, and has takesn steps to make it available - NO CUP
LEFT BEHIND!
Tom08
   brett
On Jan 27, 2008 12:02 AM,  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

10) From: Sean Cary
"Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you
none."
I resemble that remark!
ooh rah...
Good luck Linda, hope things get better!
Sean
Getting shorter by the second...and I am counting EVERY ONE!
On Jan 27, 2008 1:44 AM, Brett Mason  wrote:
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Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori

11) From: Michael Wascher
"A roaster in every garage & a COE in every pot!"
On Jan 26, 2008 11:44 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."
--Herbert Hoover

12) From: Lynne
Linda -
As one who has only been able to continue to roast these past months because
of the generosity of our wonderful list members, I really hope you don't
have to stop roasting (and, of course, drinking) homeroast. (Actually, I
think it's kept my food bill down - I know it may not be the healthiest
tendency, but I would think, hmm - coffee or food - and usually coffee
wins).
Wishing you the best -
Lynne

13) From: ray
Went to the homeroaster.com web sight!  Seems a few of the links there have
been hi jacked or the threads are no longer valid?  Just trying to give Ed
Needham a heads up here about the sight I found out when I visited it.

14) From: Aaron Scholten
As long as you are eating healthy to begin with, i don't see where this 
could really be considered too unhealthy.   When I get the munchies, 
sometimes Ill drink a hot fresh cup of homeroast.  It fills the stomach, 
and knocks down the hunger, and I can pretty much guarantee is a hell of 
a lot better for you then say some candy, a dolly madison, or some other 
hi cal, no val foodlike item.
Aaron
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