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About Bizmo

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  1. Very sorry to hear this. I remember Harry as a personable guy, hard-working and very proud of his family. He helped us out in our business when we got swamped with too many service calls and I admired his work ethic and fair business practices. A good, honest man. Sincere condolences to his family.
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    Hmmm. Not sure why the covers are different. I assumed that the one I posted was for Greystone customers since it features the young people who qualified for the 2017 Washington D.C. Youth Tour. But thanks, Mrs. G. BT, I will try that after the holidays.
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    Would anybody out there who is a Grey stone Power customer happen to have an extra or unwanted copy of the January 2018 Georgia magazine that the electric cooperatives send monthly. I got mine, but it is the Cobb EMC edition. The cover looks like this: I would very much like to have a few, and would be happy to meet or reimburse for postage. TIA
  4. The big guy is Freddie. I adopted him 3 1/2 years ago. New girl is Frankie, she's 9 weeks old, and the same breed mix. (Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees).
  5. Just a new puppy for Xmas! There's no room for anything else in my life right now when there's a puppy that needs rescuing. My big guy is learning to love her too. And there's the possibility of snow tomorrow!!! Can't beat that!
  6. My grandson is in Washington D.C as part of the National Electric Cooperatives Washington Youth Tour (yes, I am very proud ) Yesterday morning, the group was scheduled to meet some of the reps and members of congress from their respective states. The meetings did take place, but with heightened security. "Youth Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid leadership travel opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors (going into their junior or senior year this summer), sponsored by by electric cooperatives from 48 states. From the battlefields of Gettysburg, to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., Youth Tour explores the leadership lessons of our nations history and will immerse you in the cooperative spirit." (quoted from website) One of the hopes of the origins of this program is that students will consider the rewards of a career in government service and serve their country in that capacity. Sad that what was a trip of a lifetime for 1500 young men and women was marred by a person with a deeply troubled mind.
  7. Send an email to: info@friendstotheforlorn.org Maybe he can help.
  8. https://m.youtube.com/?tab=w1#/watch?v=HN8RB2Ggoyk
  9. Forget? Last Saturday night I stood in the middle of Turner Field and accepted a plaque bearing my Uncle James' Purple Heart medal that was found in a thrift shop in NY. He was a crew member on a B-17 that was shot down on a mission over Germany in 1943. He had two brothers who also enlisted after Pearl Harbor was bombed; they made it back to NY after the war. I never knew him; I was not even born when WW2 ended. On Sept. 11th, 2001 I heard the news at work. Glued to a small TV, I watched in horror. As the second plane hit and it was undeniable what was happening I left the room and was physically sick. I'm a NY'er. No matter how many years have passed since I've lived there, gone to school there, visited there....it's never left me. I don't know how many times I'd viewed those towers and marveled at how majestic and stately they were....reaching so high into the sky. As the days and months passed, I learned of the people I knew who were lost. A cousin who was a firefighter, a Navy buddy of my brother, a younger brother of a boy I used to date, neighbors, relatives of neighbors. So, I am changed. My life is changed. The world is changed. Last Saturday night as I stood on that field with 2 WW2 veterans who were being honored for their service I couldnt help wondering if they were as proud of this country as they were when they enlisted ; as they were when those medals were pinned on their uniforms. It made me feel kind of sad thinking of that. So I have my Uncle's Purple Heart medal. Someone forgot about it, but I sure as hell won't. And neither will my grandson when I pass it along to him someday soon. And every Sept 11th I will remember. I can't forget.
  10. Thank you CO!I can always count on you I did want to mention that there will be some type of media coverage for the return ceremony. Probably the AJC or whomever the Purple Hearts Reunited organization gets a response from. I had thought about seeing if pcom wanted to cover it but there doesn't seem to be much community activity covered anymore. I remember participating in many fundraisers over the years and donating prizes for many events. There doesn't seem to be as much interest in community events anymore.
  11. Because it has been quite a few months since I posted about this.... a link to the backstory. http://paulding.com/forum/topic/312730-veterans-day-2014/ Capt. Zach Fike of Purple Hearts Reunited has been in touch with me off and on since November of last year. Obviously his National Guard duties and his work with his Purple Heart organization keep him very busy. I believe he also recently celebrated the birth of a daughter. Wonderful, caring patriotic man. During our last conversation I mentioned how wonderful it would be to receive my uncle's medal in time for the Fourth of July - my grandson's birthday. Capt. Fike has several medals that he wants to return in the Atlanta area and he is by going to try his best to make it happen. The thing is... Purple Hearts Reunited is a charitable organization. Capt Fike relies strictly on donations to make he return of Veteran's military medals to the vets themselves or their families possible. He explained to me that with every return ceremony, he usually gets around 20 medals that people did not know what to do with mailed to him. And this is a cause that he has dedicated his life to carry out - to make sure that the lost or stolen medals are returned with honor. If you could find it in your heart to help Capt. Fike with his honorable mission, please consider making a small donation to his worthy cause. If you shop at AmazonSmile, you can name Purple Hearts Reunited as your charity of choice...every little bit helps a Heart go home. .
  12. Yes! And I might add... if you live in a subdivision and develop a sinkhole on your front lawns from construction debris; do not use it as a firepit because it is dangerously close to my home, fence and front porch. Certainly much less than a minimum of 50 feet. Not to mention very flammable brush and trees. Sarcasm intended. A little consideration for others goes a long way n this world.
  13. Drivel. I think you meant to say senseless drivel. Unless of course you really do dribble. Or drool. In which case......ewww.
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