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I don't know whether to say Wow or Yayyy to this one MrPike.

 

I am however grateful for the way you put this together 😃

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I am Thankful Rick! 😀

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AMEN! Rick

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Rick

Though it was windy, I got in a very nice training session with my 3 young spaniels. One has gone from being timid to openly defying me...that is until she figured out I always seemed to know where the birds are as she ran upfield. It wasn't long and she was quite happy to run with me.

 

And I had the pleasure of watching 5 whitetails in my back yard.

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On 4/8/2020 at 9:01 PM, mrpike1973 said:

Thankful today got out on MinniBelle 

Minnie-Belle brought back some greatful memories. From our farm north of Stewart we headed west on 100 to 570 north through the maze of gravel roads past lake Preston, great duck hunting lake, to Allie for some crappie shore fishing with fly rods. If we wanted Northerns or Walleye we kept heading north to Minni-Belle. For Bass we headed a bit east from Minnie to Stella and Washington. During our Sr. year friend and I took our Football & Wresteling coaches to Washington for Bass fishing early morning before school start. Wresteling coach fell overboard reaching for a 5# Bass he hooked - never let him forget it. Last summer I took a Sunday drive around all the lakes where we spent countless hours enjoying fishing and friendships. Things have really changed over the years including the Los of a couple of the "fishing/hunting" group of years past. Greatful to have lived that life.

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Papadarv and all. It is always amazing to me how my funniest and best memories revolve around fishing memories. I'm thankful yesterday a co worker whom i'm close with bought his wife a rod and reel for her birthday he is not a fisherman but they went together this last weekend. He mentioned how peaceful it was from shore the beauty of the scenery and how calming it was on his soul. I started reminiscing about stories thru my years and you know what's funny hardly any of them are about fish I caught. Memories of family my wife and i learning something together. I won't admit it in front of her but she mastered the spinning reel before I did😊. We always remember when I bought a cheap boat we went to a camp ground where they unloaded for you with a tractor well we all got in the boat it started in reverse wide open the throttle was stuck and I did not know it. If any of you ever saw Grumpier old men 2 when the boat motor comes off and bobs up and down imagine what a 1955 40 hp Evinrude looks like😬 it was fiberglass and the transom was so rotten it ripped off. any way we had the guy with the tractor pull the sunken boat and motor out this was on a memorial day at a campground by Richmond. Lets just say we got a lot of help. Well thanks for letting me go back and remember some memories we sure giggle over that boat though I thought I had a deal for $100. Live and learn.

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That’s awesome!

 

I haven’t typed much lately for things to be thankful for but have been keeping up with y’all.  Thanks for continuing the thread; it’s a day brightener when I can take a mental health break.

 

I came home “early” today and have some time to sit on the patio on this super nice evening and watch some nature.  The ducks and the song birds are always relaxing to watch.  I hear the woodies peeping near the boxes I put out for them.  So glad they’re getting used!

 

I’ve been hearing more amazing tales of people standing up and supporting neighbors around here than I have of woe.  Even the people who getting impacted fairly hard are keeping their chin up pretty well all things considered.  The amount of donations coming from businesses and individuals has been humbling.  
 

Like Rick mentioned, gas is cheap, air is cleaner, and I even heard the canals in Venice have cleared up.  What an opportunity to witness what taking care of our earth can really do.  I hope we don’t completely forget it when we’re able to resume our “normal” lives.  I haven’t been on the global warming bandwagon but seeing before and after pics of the air in India says something.  At least to me it does.

 

Thanks again.

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Very thankful that I was able to reel in some fish today. 😁🐟

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Rick

I have Shyne well on her way to being steady, Maggie is slowly starting to pay attention to me as she quarters and we finally shot over Angel today. A good day!!!

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I am so thankful for all the phone calls I received today. 3 friends I haven't spoken to in months, my daughter and my mom.

 

How many of you are getting more calls from friends and family?

 

The whole debate on CCP Virus makes for interesting conversation.

 

Everything will get better. Possibly much better...Lots of good people on this planet of ours.

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I'm grateful for the beautiful weather today. My wife and I spent most of the day cleaning up the yard, putting away winter tools and taking out gardening stuff. All the neighbors were out doing the same things and everyone was just happy to be out and doing things. Talking to neighbors we haven't seen much since Dec. Everybody was maintaining their 6' social distancing but enjoying visiting with someone besides family members. 

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Thank that after a full afternoon of getting stuff done that beautiful night for this is appreciated with wife and neighbors social distancing. 15878715400775990346834597881635.jpg

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