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    Carol Meets Jim

    Carol Reed the Brilliant

    Carol Reed came to visit me---It was a mission in having some fun “yackity yacking. She showed great intelligence by taking the Sprinter (a shiny, well policed, quiet, comfortable, commuter train). By doing this she spent money for her fare (less than it would have cost her to drive) and she avoided the stop, sorta go, and if you are lucky a mile or two of actually going on good old Highway 78 and the trip was faster than by automobile (unless you have a red light and siren on you vehicle)

    She arrived at the station exactly on schedule and ready to be picked-up. (Gee, I haven’t picked up a girl since Myrna died in December.). We went to lunch at Mimi’s---a better than average, quiet restaurant. We had good food and good conversation.

    Then we went to my house and she viewed the new flooring (what of it she could see with all of the boxes and stuff setting on it). Then we did the shop (what of it she could see with all of the boxes and stuff setting in it). She noted the toys I had acquired since her last visit. We visited some more, I offered her a ride home, however she turned me down saying, “I don’t care what. You do not need to get on Highway 78 at this time of day to take me home; Sprinter will do it faster and easier.”

    I came home to tell Family Woodworking about the day. I sat down at the computer and the doorbell rang and that led to something else, etc. So, finally, four hours later I am writing this thread.

    I has been a great day!!! Thanks Carol!!!

    Pics attached. Enjoy,
    JimB
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    Oh yeah, the old "I can give you a ride home" ploy. She's a minister, Jim, fer cryin' out loud! Slow down there, Turbo!

    Glad to see you two got a chance to visit for a while. Knowing you both, I'm betting there were lots of smiles per minute. Now that Carol has some dirt in that part of the country, I'm betting you'll get a lot more chances for meet-ups.
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    Good deal on the cheap train fair! Makes it real easy and nice to have a good visit. Glad you guys had a good day, looks like a lot of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Oh yeah, the old "I can give you a ride home" ploy. She's a minister, Jim, fer cryin' out loud! Slow down there, Turbo!

    Glad to see you two got a chance to visit for a while. Knowing you both, I'm betting there were lots of smiles per minute. Now that Carol has some dirt in that part of the country, I'm betting you'll get a lot more chances for meet-ups.
    Vaughn,
    My "Turbo" was charged. Seems like I forgot to make a few payments and some sneak came and repossessed it one night.

    We had fun!!!

    Enjoy,
    JimB
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    Sounds like you two had a great time, glad to hear things went as planned.

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    Fun is what it's all about Jim

    That train sure seems convenient too.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Glad to hear you two had a good time!
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    visits are a cool thing

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    I'm glad you two had fun...and for only a dollar each way!!

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    Jim's a great person to talk with, Carol also Great you are close enough to be able to get together, nother google thing about living in California eh Carol

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