I almost cried

mike1234 Posted By mike1234, May 25, 2009 at 7:47 PM

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  1. mike1234

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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.
     
  2. NoPaint

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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

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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

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    :clap:

    awesome
     
  5. rdust

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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    ...a very heart warming report.
     
  14. karri0n

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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

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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

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

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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.

     
  18. Backwoods Savage

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    Fantastic!
     
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