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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Sorry for you Smack. You have posted and made many of us think outside of our normal zones. I pray for you, your boys and your dear wife. She has left you two boys. Do all you can to find your way. So sorry for you, your sailnet mate, Lou452
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Just found this...my sincere condolences. Hang in there
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Glad to see you posting Smack
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As the rest I can only join the multitude of friends you have worldwide and send my sincere condolences. You are all in my prayers, stay strong my friend. Glen
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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

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I talked to Smacker this morning. I think it's time for me to pass along the HTFU hat. He needs it now more than I do. Besides I have a HTFU bumper sticker. So I'm mailing him the hat and jar of Vegemite with the condition that he takes a pic of himself wearing the hat. He's threatening to feed the Vegemite to the boys.
Why would you mail him some vegemite?? I mean.... what if he, ya' know, EATS IT? That's like kicking him when he's down...

A favorite story of mine: I was working in the ER in "The Isa" (which is a god-forsaken remote mining town in SW Queensland. The director of the ER was winging about his headache. The big Welsh charge nurse "Taffy" told him, with a look of concearn, you should lay on the floor. Right here on the concrete floor."

"Why" asked the ER doc?

Taffy yells (in front of all the patients and staff): "Because you need to HTFU!"

I love Australia.

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P.S. Took me 5 years living in Australia before I could stomach the stuff, and maybe even like it a little...
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Vegemite? Bleurgh. Marmite, that's what you want.

Welcome back Smacky, you absence has been noticeable
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I lost my husband suddenly when my boys were 3 and 5. They are now both in college. My husband was my soul mate and the loneliness was unbearable. I married again very quickly and was miserable for 15 years. Take your time, focus on your children.
This does sound like very thoughtful and good advice. I don't think it applies to boats though. You need a "rebound boat" .

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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

There is no comparison between Vegemite and Marmite.
Marmite is for people who put little umbrellas in their drinks and go to musicals. Vegemite is for manly men.
I am sending a big jar of Vegemite to Smackers so he can enjoy the fun of seeing the looks on his boys faces when they try to eat it.

For a little cultural background on HTFU you can Google "Chopper HTFU".
Take that little umbrella out of your drink first.
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Vegemite is for those **** Aussies with their little glasses of beer.



Real men drink pints, and a real pint is 568ml. No more, no less.
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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

You know I had a beer glass, an Australian middy. It was my Dad's glass. He brought it with him to the US in 1957. A flaky friend of mine used it one weekend at the shack and he broke it. He laughed it off. It was my Dad's glass.

So, suck on your insipid Marmite and leave the Vegemite to those of us who think a
"Use by Feb 2008" is a joke. How could Vegemite possibly go bad?
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