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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » A Humble, Heartfelt Thank-You
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We all bear witness to the decay of our traditional sense of community geographically. Some of us are fortunate to live in areas where good neighbors and communities exist, while many of us do not. Many of us are fortunate to have family close at hand (biological or extended), others not.

While Red and I don’t have the good fortune to reside in a geographic good-neighbor community and don’t have family nearby, the spiritual part of the concept we’ve found right here. It is possible for them to exist in the virtual world as we can communicate freely our thoughts, joys and sorrows with others that we freely chose. There are endless stories of folks making friends via the Intertubewebnet™ only to meet and find it doesn’t work in the real world. I was fortunate enough, along with the rest of y’all attending the Tampa Rott-Fest 2007, to find something different here, something special. The majority of us meeting in the real-world for the first time were astounded that it was merely a physical extension of our little virtual community here. Something very, very special and wonderful. Friends already, the weekend (entirely too short) made even closer friends out of our little gang. We all went home the better for it too. My own sense of belonging to something both rare and unusual in our aloof society was immensely reinforced and grown. I indeed had found a group of people that I’d gladly share a home, community, hot-tub and a meal with anytime, anywhere, anyplace and anywhen. True friends.

Last week found me at the absolute bottom of what’s been a rough year, to say the least. Everyone has a personal breaking point and us male types are conditioned to plod on, without asking for help, call it stubborn, pride, stupid or all three, it just is. The lovely wife, knowing I was snapping and unable to provide the “guy perspective” made a late night call to the Boss. He answered on the second ring and instantly knew something was seriously amiss. We spoke at length and he once again yanked me out of the funk. G-d Bless you for that Brother. I repeatedly insisted that he not take the situation to the pack for help, but being who he is, and y’all know the rest.

The response from the Empire’s LCs was astounding is rather an understatement. We both had a good cry when the help came rolling in, just in time. I don’t feel worthy of the support (that pride thing again) that y’all came up with, but G_d in His infinite wisdom, moved the hearts and minds of our friends here on the Rott to pitch in, when one of our own hollered “Hey Rube”.

We can’t possibly pay it back, but we all can pay it forward, and we will. We reap what we sow, and you our friends, have sown seeds that really helped pull us through a tight spot. As my late grandmother would’ve said “You just got another star in your Heavenly Crown”. All of you.

Thank you all for the prayers and well-wishes too, we sure did say our prayers in thanks to Him for our friends here at the Rott.

G_d Bless You All, our friends.

JB and Country-Red

14 Responses to “A Humble, Heartfelt Thank-You”
  1. akornzombie Comment by akornzombie

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    You’re welcome.

  2. L.C. Mope, Imperial Offsetter Comment by L.C. Mope, Imperial Offsetter

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    Ditto

  3. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    JB, the first part of that post summed up my feelings of the Rott more eloquently than I ever could have.

    As to the rest of it? Well, it’s kinda dusty in here and hard for me to type with watery eyes.

    God Bless ya Brother.

  4. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    It was my pleasure JB! :em69:

  5. LC Hardclimber54 Comment by LC Hardclimber54

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    JB and Country Red

    I don’t feel worthy of the support (that pride thing again) that y’all came up with,

    Don’t you say that!!! You are as worthy as ANYONE, and probably more, from what I’ve been reading about you! I wish I could have met you in person folks, maybe someday! Best wishes from Canada!!!

  6. Unregistered Comment by 230Gr JHP

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    JB-You are so very welcome! Knowing that we all helped you two out sure does put a smile on me and the Misses!

  7. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    What’s family for?

  8. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    JB….when an envelope shows up, maybe you and Red go buy a nice, fat steak. I meant every heartfelt word I have ever typed in reference to the Rott. To say, and believe, I am a Rottie….has literally changed my life. What I have learned here, what I have shared here, a benevolent sanctuary for a torn soul, broken heart or angry American. But we have it all. I know beyond any doubt I face some difficult times, my mother old and in poor health. And I know where I can go… There is no way a humble envelope can pay for that. I have given little and received a lot. As has been noted, when one is in trouble, his friends close ranks. Consider them closed, Brother.

  9. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    my pleasure, also. I hope everything is okay now.

  10. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    Brother JB,

    You, more than nearly any other person aside from God have been a source of comfort and support in the last year. If the budget had allowed a penny more at this time, you and your other half would have had it. You’ve enabled me to do things for my sons that I doubt I’d have had the faith to continue in by myself.

    For that, I thank you, and I pray daily that your situation continues to improve.

    These opportunities are the kind of thing that make me inexplainably proud to be a Rottie. I only wish that I could be around more to share in the good and sane company that this chosen family provides.

    God Bless.

  11. Unregistered Comment by Draven32

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    JB-

    Wish I could have helped but until I find a new job, I’m seriously bad off…

    As it is, I had to sell a firearm to make it through this month…

  12. Ten-Ten Comment by Ten-Ten

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    JB

    Well put my brother.

    We’re all glad to help you and Country Red.

    Well, it’s kinda dusty in here and hard for me to type with watery eyes.

    Crunchie, I wasn’t gonna admit it…

  13. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    Ten
    Admit what? It was dusty I tell ya. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

  14. MuscleDaddy Comment by MuscleDaddy

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    S’all good.

    Sooner or later, we’re all gonna need help.

    I am thankful for the great good fortune to be on the providing-end this time.

    - MuscleDaddy