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I almost cried

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mike1234, May 25, 2009.

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  1. mike1234

    mike1234 New Member

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    My 19 year old son was borrowing my S10 wood truck while his car was in the shop. He went by a house with a sign "free firewood" in the front yard. This is the important part - he didn't call me and tell me about it - he loaded the truck up with wood (apple tree it turns out) and brought it home. I almost cried with joy.

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  2. NoPaint

    NoPaint Member

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    1. Thats a good kid
    2. You should take him out for some oysters, crabs, or whatever food the two of you love
    3. Good job raising a considerate person...pat yourself on the back
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Wow! When I started to read "almost cried", "19 year old", and "borrowed truck" I was bracing for the part where he wrapped it around a pole or something.

    You done good raising the boy.
  4. Stevebass4

    Stevebass4 Minister of Fire

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    :clap:

    awesome
  5. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Awesome! I hope some day my 5 week old will think of me like that. :)
  6. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    You must of done something right raising him, my kids would never do something like that. They would probably try to sell the wood to me. :lol:
  7. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    congrat's on the apple wood,nice job kid!
  8. Jerry_NJ

    Jerry_NJ Minister of Fire

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    Makes you wish you had loaned him a Full Size with a 7' bed.
  9. Arc_Dad

    Arc_Dad Member

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    I think you should tell him, thank you and he will stand out in his generation. Nice job, kiddo.
  10. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    Kind of makes up for when he was doing somethign bad and you didn't catch him. The universe is once again in karmic balance.

    Great job!
  11. joshlaugh

    joshlaugh New Member

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    I was a little nervous when I started to read your post. I had thoughts of a wrecked truck. Pretty impressive performance by your son. I would reward him, it might bring you more wood in the future. I can only hope my girls will do likewise when they are older.
  12. newstove

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    I would reward him simply for being a good little doobie. Forget rewarding him just so you will hopefully get more wood in the future - reward him because he has turned out to be a good person and deserves it based on thinking of another and doing something nice for no other reason.
  13. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    ...a very heart warming report.
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    karri0n New Member

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    When I first read that, I swear it said "I would reward him with a good little doobie" ROFL! You'll get a load of firewood 3x a week!
  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    The fact that your son picked up some wood is good.

    The fact that the wood turned out to be apple is better.

    The fact that your son -- at this age -- thought enough to take time out of his day and pick up some wood, knowing it would thrill you is the best thing about this post.
  16. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    I disagree. It's a set up.
  17. mike1234

    mike1234 New Member

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    A set up? Not sure what you mean, but he is a great kid, and he didn't do it with ulterior motives.

    Thank's to the rest of you for your great comments, I let Nick read them, he liked that I bragged on him, and he thanked you all for your kind words.

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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Fantastic!
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