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26 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/25/2016, 1:47 am

P.S. Knot -- so, it sounds as if you're now living lakefront (or riverfront), yes? I think I'm envious. :-) Fresh water, your own dock, and NO alligators. Gotta love it!! What part of the state are you in, if we may ask?

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27 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 11:26 am

[quote="RealLindaL"]Knot, if you're still reading, I just wonder if you could briefly explain why leaving the island -- to "get out" -- is "responsible action."


Sorry my phraseology is confusing . . . . "get out" equates to cashing in my chips and going to a place where we both have family, friends, grandchildren etc., and "responsible action" is making this transition, as painful as it is, while we are both healthy and still have the capacity to have fun and enjoy our lives. Taking this step now is being responsible because at 71 things begin to happen as we all know, it is not if but when, and we want to confront the reality by going where we have deep roots and reliable support systems. Hope this makes sense . . .

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28 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 11:38 am

RealLindaL wrote:P.S. Knot -- so, it sounds as if you're now living lakefront (or riverfront), yes?  I think I'm envious.  :-)    Fresh water, your own dock, and NO alligators.  Gotta love it!!  What part of the state are you in, if we may ask?

It is an area in western Ky known as Land Between the Lakes. It is drop dead gorgeous especially if you appreciate natural wilderness and its abundant water resources. We already own a spot in a golf cart community with modest vacation type accommodations owned by folks from MO, IL, TN to name a few. Both my wife and I are from this general area therefore we have family members scattered across the hills and hollers, LOL! It will serve as a get away for us . . . . where all our rowdy friends come together!

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29 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 12:15 pm

knothead wrote:
RealLindaL wrote:Knot, if you're still reading, I just wonder if you could briefly explain why leaving the island -- to "get out" -- is "responsible action."


Sorry my phraseology is confusing . . . . "get out" equates to cashing in my chips and going to a place where we both have family, friends, grandchildren etc., and "responsible action" is making this transition, as painful as it is, while we are both healthy and still have the capacity to have fun and enjoy our lives.  Taking this step now is being responsible because at 71 things begin to happen as we all know, it is not if but when, and we want to confront the reality by going where we have deep roots and reliable support systems.  Hope this makes sense . . .

Makes perfect sense, thanks.  I tended to surmise as much but appreciate your clarifying in case I was missing something.   Very wise move, I'd say!   Wish you all the best in this new phase of life for you and yours.  Your already-owned spot sounds perfectly wonderful.

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30 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 12:33 pm

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It sounds great being near family... no matter where... although your destination sounds great in a new way.

I think I'm just going to vagabond this winter and visit everyone. But next winter maybe get a winter place near Pcola.

Safe travels..!!

31 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 12:38 pm

Hope you manage to make the trek East this Fall to Mecca (Rupp).

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32 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 4:41 pm

Sal wrote:Hope you manage to make the trek East this Fall to Mecca (Rupp).


Count on it Sal . . . . as my friends from TN call it CORRUPT arena!!!

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33 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 4:50 pm

RealLindaL wrote:
knothead wrote:
RealLindaL wrote:Knot, if you're still reading, I just wonder if you could briefly explain why leaving the island -- to "get out" -- is "responsible action."


Sorry my phraseology is confusing . . . . "get out" equates to cashing in my chips and going to a place where we both have family, friends, grandchildren etc., and "responsible action" is making this transition, as painful as it is, while we are both healthy and still have the capacity to have fun and enjoy our lives.  Taking this step now is being responsible because at 71 things begin to happen as we all know, it is not if but when, and we want to confront the reality by going where we have deep roots and reliable support systems.  Hope this makes sense . . .

Makes perfect sense, thanks.  I tended to surmise as much but appreciate your clarifying in case I was missing something.   Very wise move, I'd say!   Wish you all the best in this new phase of life for you and yours.  Your already-owned spot sounds perfectly wonderful.


If it were just me I would be perfectly content there Linda. Now I may migrate in winter but deep down I appreciate a four season climate, it is not for everyone but I think pkr would be happy as a pig in chit just like me. Great walking areas (I do 5 miles every morning weather permitting) and see about 15-20 deer, wild turkeys and birds galore . . . . a place to clear your mind.

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34 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 5:02 pm

I had some great fishing trips in Western KY, and you always have the Casino in Metropolis where you can see the Superman statue. I have told this story before being on a house boat with five guys on a fishing trip about five miles out from our launch spot when over the lake we see this giant mushroom cloud. This was before cell phones, we had no radio, and to the last one of us we thought they nuked Nashville. There was discussion of driving the boat back or just let it play out. It ended up being a huge Natural Gas explosion about fifty miles away, but it always left an impression of what it would be like if without warning there was a mushroom cloud. The funniest part about that trip was our entire group got skunked, and when our boat got back to the Marina this ten year old kid sitting at the end of the dock, catches a monster large mouth bass right where we were docking.....we all laughed and had a great weekend knowing that we were not at war.

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35 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 5:08 pm

2seaoat wrote:I had some great fishing trips in Western KY, and you always have the Casino in Metropolis where you can see the Superman statue.   I have told this story before being on a house boat with five guys on a fishing trip about five miles out from our launch spot when over the lake we see this giant mushroom cloud.  This was before cell phones, we had no radio, and to the last one of us we thought they nuked Nashville.   There was discussion of driving the boat back or just let it play out.   It ended up being a huge Natural Gas explosion about fifty miles away, but it always left an impression of what it would be like if without warning there was a mushroom cloud.   The funniest part about that trip was our entire group got skunked, and when our boat got back to the Marina this ten year old kid sitting at the end of the dock, catches a monster large mouth bass right where we were docking.....we all laughed and had a great weekend knowing that we were not at war.

Good story Mr. Oats . . . . we have made the trek with the kids and all had their pic taken in the Superman cut out set up there. The fishing story was entertaining and memorable . . .

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36 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/26/2016, 5:43 pm

Believe it or not, Knot, thought of you late yesterday afternoon as we stopped for an early light supper at Pegleg's.  First time we'd even tried to get near there since the tourist season began, and we got a table right away as things have dramatically slowed down now.  But seriously, was thinking of you.   So you see, even people who never really knew you will remember you here.    lol

Loved the description of your morning walks.   Five miles daily -- GOOD FOR YOU. We enjoyed similar surroundings in NW CT where we built (with our own four hands) our lakefront contemporary in the woods and stayed 13 years, before succumbing to ice and snow fatigue and moving here.  Lots of deer, wild turkey, and fox crossed our acreage on a regular basis, so I can relate.  

But today we were saying we sure don't miss the sneaky, swept-wing, dive-bombing, big biting flies out in those woods, who always aimed for the back of the head.  Hope you have no similar scourge there!  Certain seasons we barely wanted to walk up to get the morning paper at the road for fear of fly bite fights.  Still in all, it was great to be up close and personal with nature for those New England years....  Enjoy yourself to pieces, kiddo!  And think long term!  You could easily go another 20 years or more.

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37 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/27/2016, 12:23 pm

RealLindaL wrote:Believe it or not, Knot, thought of you late yesterday afternoon as we stopped for an early light supper at Pegleg's.  First time we'd even tried to get near there since the tourist season began, and we got a table right away as things have dramatically slowed down now.  But seriously, was thinking of you.   So you see, even people who never really knew you will remember you here.    lol

Loved the description of your morning walks.   Five miles daily -- GOOD FOR YOU. We enjoyed similar surroundings in NW CT where we built (with our own four hands) our lakefront contemporary in the woods and stayed 13 years, before succumbing to ice and snow fatigue and moving here.  Lots of deer, wild turkey, and fox crossed our acreage on a regular basis, so I can relate.  

But today we were saying we sure don't miss the sneaky, swept-wing, dive-bombing, big biting flies out in those woods, who always aimed for the back of the head.  Hope you have no similar scourge there!  Certain seasons we barely wanted to walk up to get the morning paper at the road for fear of fly bite fights.  Still in all, it was great to be up close and personal with nature for those New England years....  Enjoy yourself to pieces, kiddo!  And think long term!  You could easily go another 20 years or more.


Believe it or not, Knot, thought of you late yesterday afternoon as we stopped for an early light supper at Pegleg's.

This made me smile . . . . after arriving back here Thursday afternoon and got unloaded I suggested we eat at PegLeg's as well. It was crowded but we simply go downstairs and sit at the bar, she had shrimp and I had the grouper sandwich plus two drafts each . . . only one of the things we will miss. As far as making another 20 years I believe in the adage that I want to live as long as I can and die when I can't help it . . . thanks for your thoughts LL!

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38 Re: I just ate 4 twinkies on 8/27/2016, 2:32 pm

knothead wrote:

Believe it or not, Knot, thought of you late yesterday afternoon as we stopped for an early light supper at Pegleg's.

This made me smile . . . . after arriving back here Thursday afternoon and got unloaded I suggested we eat at PegLeg's as well. It was crowded but we simply go downstairs and sit at the bar, she had shrimp and I had the grouper sandwich plus two drafts each . . . only one of the things we will miss.  As far as making another 20 years I believe in the adage that I want to live as long as I can and die when I can't help it . . .  thanks for your thoughts LL!

Wow, had no idea you were traveling back here this week (presume for closing?) and pretty amazing we may've crossed paths at Pegleg's -- even though we took a  booth inside, we could've passed on the approach.  ;-) .  (And yes, it was getting crowded by the time we departed the place.) He had the grouper sandwich (!) and I had the grouper BLT, but just tea for me and diet cola for him.  We're not much on beer ourselves - that's just us.
Love your life & death adage -- I think!   LOL    
P.S.  That was,  I'm pretty sure, the first time I tried the grouper BLT but won't order it again, as the bacon overpowered the fish.  Should've known.  Pure fish is better.  And my absolute fave Saturday night dinner is the grilled gulf shrimp -- soon!  Always outstanding. But then you know all that.

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