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my visit with edgarblythe

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 01:22 am
@roger,
You're hair style is a teeny-weeny bit different, but otherwise?
roger
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 01:31 am
@Walter Hinteler,
My current eyeballs don't protrude nearly so much, the hide is a richer shade of purple, and I'm not nearly so ectomorphic these days.
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mm25075
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 10:55 am
*waves to Mr and mrs edgar as they pass through AZ*
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lmur
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 02:23 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:
..a kind and caring human bean. (that's saying a lot).


It certainly is!
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 10:32 am
Butrflynet and I wanted to meet Edgar but we were not invited. So sad because we had looked forward to meeting one of our favorite A2Kers.

BBB Sad
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 10:48 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
I don't think they were even in town for an hour. I guess they really did just drop in while passing through.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 10:56 am
I hope we get to see the pictures. Only 1 or 2 you say? Hmph!
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 11:08 am
@littlek,
Yeah. That was me with my back turned.
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Diane
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 06:55 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
I've sent much of my life helping other's save face, even going out of my way to do it.

BBB, you and Lyn were invited ., so please don't say anything diffedrent.

We had told everyone who knew of Edgar's visit that he was not able to give a definate time as to when they would arrive. Everyone one else called to akk if they had arrived yet and came ove when we got a call from Edgar.

I also told Lyn we couldn't make any plans when she called a said to bring everyone over because she was going to give BBB a birthday party. Even when she said that she has already ordered fifteen (desserts?) and that you would have to have it with the neighbors. I did write back to wish you a happy birthday and offered to have it again when we we in a position to plan

From now on, please, please call. We cannot be responsible for everyone, no matter how much we like them. and we cannot instigate and arbitrary change of plans.

I realize that this sound like Godzilla with a bad case of PMS, but this time, I'm not backing down, so I suggest that, instead of hurt feelings, buck up and get a phone.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 08:52 am
@Diane,
Diane, I'm so sorry for my misunderstandings. You knew of communications with Butrflynet that I didn't know about due to my medical conditions.

Now I know we were invited---I just didn't know about it. Mea Culpa?

BBB
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 09:13 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Diane, the lesson I learned from Lazarus:

A woman was teaching the story of Lazarus in her Sunday school class. "After his death, many people gathered to console Mary and Martha," she said. "They treated Lazarus's body, wrapped him, and laid him in the tomb. After four days of mourning, Lazarus stood up and walked out of the tomb. Now, what do you think those people were thinking then?

One of the students spoke up: "All that work for nothing."

BBB
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Diane
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 07:06 pm
BBB, I dont' know about Lazarus ( I am sorry about Butrflynet's work), but there is no doubt at all that you have the ability to make me snort every time.....

Snort...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 07:41 pm
Butrfly was apparently off the mark, not understanding about the variability in the hoped for visit - which wildly changed for all concerned at least twice and maybe three times as I watched it go on from afar - and she built on it as a fun thing for her mother at a key time in her mother's life and got told no, which was also reasonable. I figure tone had a lot to do with the feelings from both sides. As we all know, this is not my business, but I hope all parties work this out and that EdgarB and Mrs. EdgarB come on back.

Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jul, 2009 12:46 pm
@ossobuco,
As had been mentioned a couple times here on A2K as well as in person at Dys's house, I wanted to combine both events together. BBB's birthday was the 13th and Edgar was planning to arrive sometime around that date. As the date got closer, I needed to know an arrival date for Edgar so I could order a cake. I posted in Edgar's topic about his visit requesting an ETA and finally got a date. I then attempted to get an estimated time (morning/afternoon) and sent Dys a PM saying I'd like to bring the birthday cake to the gathering for dessert and asked how many people would be there and if anyone was allergic to strawberries (I was planning for a strawberry and whipped cream cake).

Received back a PM saying it was being played by ear and there was no definite time of arrival -- no response to the query about numbers or strawberries. Made it difficult to know what size or type cake to order. I took it as a "we're not interested," and replied that we would have something local with the neighbors here rather than try to combine it with Edgar's visit.

As far as Edgar's visit goes, I'm happy that at least two people were kept informed of his plans and got the chance to meet him. Hope he had a good visit.

BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 11:17 am
@Butrflynet,
I had so wanted to meet Edgar, one of my favorite A2Kers, and wish that we had been called when he arrived so we could drive the one mile to Dys' house before Edgar left. I know he wanted to meet Butrflynet and me.

BBB
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 05:38 pm
The visit was so nice, if extremely short. Dys, Diane, Osso, Roger, are the best company one could imagine. More later. I just got in and have much to see to.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2009 09:41 am
We rented a car for our trip. I made a wrong turn in Dallas and got confused by all the converging freeways. Other than that, all went well from there to Albuquerque. The three primary reasons for driving were: my wife has never been through any of those places; I definitely wanted to visit my friends in New Mexico; we needed to prove we are still capable of making those long-haul trips. I love those long stretches of highway and the vast lands that spread before the car, and I wish to explore them further, yet feel glad I have the safety and comfort of a well stocked, air conditioned ride. Tucumcari was of special interest to me, simply because Lee Van Cleef, in a Clint Eastwood movie, made a train stop there to let him and his horse off.

Bob and Diane are as the fabled tales hold them to be; simply two of the most wonderful folks one will meet in any lifetime. I was charmed by Roger, who was a true gentleman, and by Osso, who only made it it there about fifteen or twenty minutes before we left. If my wife were of the same mind, I would seek to live in Albuquerque, But, she told me I would be going alone if I tried that.

We made it to Las Vegas, about three AM or so and chose to stay downtown, where room rates are lower. We did lots of walking, but were careful to stay out of the sun as much as possible. The city was under a heat advisory. The high was 112 one day, with a low of 90.

The wedding took place in the Regency chapel. The air conditioning was not adequate, and we all were sweating. Aside from that, all went well and our daughter is now wed to a man with the same first name as hers, down to the identical spelling.

We left out at 6:30 AM Sunday, which translates to 8:30 Houston time. In New Mexico we began to see showers. As we reached Amarillo, we were treated to a spectacular lightning show. It was there before us for hours before we finally drove through it. From that point, it rained intermittently all the way to The Woodlands, just a few miles from home. We spent Monday night in a motel in Childress, then came on in by 3:30 or so. It was early enough I was able to pick up Punky from the boarding kennel.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2009 10:19 am
@edgarblythe,
The lightening show, one of the wonders of that kind of traveling..
Sglass
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2009 02:22 pm
@ossobuco,
Did the lightning dance on the high lines. That is pretty spectacular.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2009 02:44 pm
This lightning played all across the sky, and it also came down in straight bolts. Really didn't get hard rain from this system until we got further down the road. It was hard to decide whether to slow down for it, or try to stay in front of the big rigs. When the trucks got near it was very hard to see the road.
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