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Old 07-06-2018, 07:21 AM
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Hey Gilmer--

Love your plans, not the reason for them though,,,,,

I do hope you get that hot air balloon ride, they seem so peaceful and beautiful,,,, unless you hit a power line it can be a shocking experience for sure.


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Old 07-06-2018, 07:36 AM
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Looks like a great list Gilmer!

West Chester and Unionville must have been great places to grow up and live.

Longwood Gardens is one of the treasures of the Philly area. It is beautiful any season of the year.

I always forget how calming time at the beach is for me. I admit that I never have gotten that body surfing thing down. The water has been warm and as clear as I can ever remember it being in New Jersey.

Keep working on that list!
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:08 AM
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Gil - Many familiar things on your list! I think we've talked before about PA - I grew up in New Castle, DE & loved West Chester. Longwood Gardens - so many happy days spent there (back when it was still free to get in). Wildwood Crest - and Wildwood - that's where we'd go for fun when spending the summer at Stone Harbor, where there was no boardwalk, rides, etc.

Greenbrier - always wanted to go but haven't made it yet. Thanks for the reminder.

You're taking some of the sorrow out of this with your incredible attitude. I think you're wonderful.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:56 AM
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((((Gilmer)))) whats the deal with you trying to beat us all to heaven? I don't like that.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:34 AM
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Gil, go to Boca, rent snorkeling gear and head to Red Reef Park. There's a huge coral reef right off the beach.

That area is one of the ten most beautiful places I've been.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:07 PM
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Ugh...Iíve just come across this thread.

Sweet Gilmer, you have touched many lives here on SR, I will never forget your kind words to me when I lost my Dad a few years ago.

Your gentle humour, courage, dignity and faith are a shining light here.

Thinking of you and all who love you ❤️❤️❤️
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:41 PM
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Hope stuff is ok, Gilly.
now:

-Chuck Norris grates cheese with his beard.
- A man without a beard is called a woman
- Men with big beards and slicked back oiled hair? Are the Irish up to something again (I can say this- one of my ancestors was wanted by Colonial Police here- with a 500 pound price on his head...Irish, beard)
- Chuck Norris invented the beard (he is 70)

The worst thing about having a beard is being mistaken for a hipster (which at my age- would be creepy weird)

more support Gilly
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:34 PM
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That sounds like a wonderful list Gilmer!
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:55 PM
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Really sorry to hear about this. That's a mighty fine list though. Man, it really helps put things in perspective and is a reminder to treat everyday like it's something special, because we never know what tomorrow can bring. You are an inspiration to me in the way you are handling this with grace and dignity, with a bunch of love and humor. You're in my thoughts and I wish you and your family the best.
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:29 PM
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Thank you all very much.

Trach, you know I said no to hiking the Appalachian Trail, but this snorkeling thing I would love to do!

That’s a once-in-lifetime opportunity for me!

Can’t snorkel in Jersey!

Hev, I went to Stone Harbor when I was 20—but all I remember about it is Fred’s Tavern. (I had the T-shirt, too).
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:41 PM
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Kathy / Gilmer

Your posts are always, always very kind and wise. If I see a post on SR that is from you, I know it would be.

Your strength in the face of this just exemplifies the best of the human spirit - open to the world, accepting and giving of love, able to laugh, but strong strong strong all the same.

I lost my mentor to cancer earlier this year. He fought it for years in the same way you are, with the same kind of attitude. I hadn't cried about it till today reading your thread. What a guy he was. What a woman you are.

Love to you on your continuing journey.
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Thank you, MissPerfumado.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:09 PM
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Thank you all very much.

Trach, you know I said no to hiking the Appalachian Trail, but this snorkeling thing I would love to do!

Thatís a once-in-lifetime opportunity for me!

Canít snorkel in Jersey!

Hev, I went to Stone Harbor when I was 20óbut all I remember about it is Fredís Tavern. (I had the T-shirt, too).
Do it.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:41 PM
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Come this way, Kathy. There is great snorkeling in the Keys! We would have a blast.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:17 PM
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Come this way, Kathy. There is great snorkeling in the Keys! We would have a blast.
Just saw you have definite plans to go to the East Coast - beautiful. Let me know if you would like to extend your trip and take in some of the West.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:26 PM
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Gil - Fred's Tavern - my liver just quivered a bit.
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Freds Tavern,,, Sounds like a place that would be haunted and on Ghost Adventures,,, do you think its haunted?

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Freds Tavern,,, Sounds like a place that would be haunted and on Ghost Adventures,,, do you think its haunted?

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The T-shirt had a very amiable looking caricature of a guy I presume was ďFredĒóhe would have most likely been a friendly ghost.
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Thank you all very much.

Trach, you know I said no to hiking the Appalachian Trail, but this snorkeling thing I would love to do!

Thatís a once-in-lifetime opportunity for me!

Canít snorkel in Jersey!

Hev, I went to Stone Harbor when I was 20óbut all I remember about it is Fredís Tavern. (I had the T-shirt, too).
Haha, I was just in Stone Harbor this afternoon to watch a movie with the kids. Fred's Tavern is still there. I have never stepped inside, but Ialso had a tee shirt in the 80's from there.
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Gilmer, Iím glad you opened this thread.

As always, your courage, strength, calmness and amazing personality shines through.

Iím proud to know you and in my minds eye I always think of you as a yoga guru. Namaste my friend.
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