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    Default Career vs. Volunteer

    Ahhhhhh.... Now that I have your attention, just a few thoughts. As the snow is starting to fly it reminds me that we are entering the always hectic holiday season. We all know that the number of fires increase this time of year. My wish to you if you have to work this Thanksgiving, may it be a day filled with turkey and football. If you are off like me,enjoy and appreciate your family and friends. I personally am hoping to survive our annual "Turkey Bowl" Thursday. If you are one of the brothers and sisters who are "always on duty", I hope your pagers and sirens stay quiet. A pipe dream to be sure, but it really got hammered home with yesterdays deaths in Oregon. Happy Holidays to all of you !

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    I was wondering where you were going with that subject line Mikey!

    I too would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and quite Thanksgiving. And a prayer and rememberance for the families of our fallen brothers and sisters.
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    Hey Mikey, I thought you were organising a Rugby game.
    Kia Kaha to all.
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    Nice Hook !!!! brother

    Happy Thanksgiving


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    Thumbs up Same to you, but more of it!

    God bless all of our families on this holiday, also. They are every bit as scared as the callers when those tones go off!
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    Talking Mikey!!!!!! You got me with that one......

    Best wishes back to you, Brother. (and to all of you out there also) If, if, if, I could have one holiday wish, No More LODD's... Stay Safe....
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    I think Mikey is the only turkey around here, what with that subject line.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all, and an inverted wish to Kiwi, Lutan, and all the other upside downers in the southern hemisphere!

    Let's all give thanks for the strength of firefighters worldwide.
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    Mikey.....lmao....you crak me up!

    hwoods....amen Brother, amen

    To all,

    Happy Turkey day...eat well, think of those less fortunate, and enjoy your families...both real and extended.

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    Smile Good can come from Bad

    Is it just possible that the Oregon incident will put a stop to the usual career vs. volunter talk. I don't think the fire new the difference. When it comes to the job, everyone works together and at times dies together. Just an aside, wish we could convince the mutts of this.
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    Aaa, crap! Ya got me, Mike.

    To all my brother and sister firefighters, stay safe this holiday season. God bless you and your families.
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    Thumbs up That was Great!!

    Mikey you've got me looking forward to Christmas for that blue light wacker thread. God Bless and keep all of you and yours safe this holiday.

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    GOod job ......I got suckered too...........and I too wish EVERYONE a safe turkey day.......
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    who said we werent vulnerable...you just got to know which buttons to push.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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    Good one! Now I've gotta go run around the building a couple of times to calm down. I was gettin ready for a good pre-holiday fight!
    Life is only temporary, but freedom goes on forever. God bless those who gave all.

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    Default to EastKyFF and all our Northern Brothers from down under.

    I hope ya all can read this. made it special for ya.
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    Damn I wish I wasn't such a computer illiterate

    Kiwi, can you do me a big favour and post an upside down kangaroo wearing a santa hat. Knowing your legendary computer abbilities it should take you all of about 30 seconds to organise this.

    Merry Christmas to all, and even if you have a boring Christmas, make it a safe one.
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    Yeah, happy holidays to all of you! Even if I have had heated discussions with ya in the past! You are all still "Brethren" in some way, shape or form! Even if you get a check and I don't!

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    I too was gearing up to at least read some very heated
    discussions, and wasn't going to open, but I figured 2
    pages and thread is still going. Curiosity got me.
    Gald it did.

    Happy Holidays!

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    Well done Mikey ...

    You have a great holiday season also ...

    Stay Safe

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    Best wishes for a stuffed Thanksgiving day!

    Please remember those serving our country around the world as they spend Thanksgiving away from their loved ones.
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    Smile Hook, Line and ......

    I thought to myself... here we go again and was expecting some words of wisdom from Cdevoe... then find a great holiday greeting...

    To you and yours... A Happy, Safe, Quiet Turkey Day

    And please keep those in Coos Bay in our thoughts and prayers
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    Talking Master Fisherman!

    Mikey,
    Like said before, you reeled us all in!
    Everybody stay safe and have a peaceful
    Holiday season.

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    Sucked me right in !!! Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe!!!

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    Thumbs up Good one

    Now that that vein isn't popping out of my head anymore.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving "and God Bless Us Every One "

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    You certainly know how to reel them in Mikey.

    To everyone out there, please have a safe Thanksgiving. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe everyone and take care.

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