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  1. I think I am seeing right. This Christmas Tree is IMHO the best one I've seen in a VERY long time. Actual homemade candles.. that are LIT on fire on the tree. (I am seeing that, right?) This tree brings back so many memories of when I was a little girl and we had candles instead of the electric lights. Of course the tree was only lighted for a few minutes before the candles were blown out.. but this is what I remember as a child growing up. WOW. Thanks for the memories! Jodi (not the firefighter) of Team Fireboy
  2. Pretend you see a picture of wrapping paper and happy smiling faces holding new toys. I am away from home this x-mas day and thus have no pictures to post. I wanted to say Merry Christmas to all who post here today!
  3. I know where they come from. Very special people! I am sitting here feeling a little blue because I am away from my family and I have to work tonight and tomorrow. I had an urge to check the mail.. I don't know why, I have not had any mail for a week because all my coin mail is going home to Cheyenne. I peeked in and I see a bubble mailer! OMG! Somebody gifted me! I opened it and I have the biggest grin on my face now. Hello, you just made my Christmas a much better one. I can't begin to tell you how much this one little coin made a difference to me today! Thank you! One little Polar Bear Christmas coin will have a special place in my heart.. and the person who sent it to me too!
  4. I was in a auto accident in 2001. It was a bad accident and it took 16 spine surgeries to put me back together. The last surgery was Dec. 2004. In 2003 I was reading National Geographic Adventure Magazine, hoping someday to be doing more active stuff. I came across an article about Geocaching and a cacher was born. I was slow at first, only logging a few caches the first year. I thank my husband Fireboy for urging me to continue and for putting up with my slowness. I used Geocaching as physical therapy. I was able to get out and walk with a reward at the end of the walk. I placed some of my titanium screws into caches. These screws were taken out during one of my surgeries and sterilized and they symbolized a "new beginning" for me. I went back to work in July 2005. The doctors told me I would NEVER work again as a nurse. They were wrong! After going back to work Geocaching got put on the back burner. In March of this year I really was missing quality time with my family because I was working so much. Well, we started caching again and have done about 450 caches this year. So you can say Geocaching got me walking and helped me spend more time with my family. We have discovered that each of us 4 family members has a strength in caching. I can't do terrain 4 or 5 caches, but they can. My daughter and I do the puzzles. My son is "Eagle Eye". Hubby fetches all the "more than a mile away from parking" caches. The people we have met are the most generous people on earth. Don't get me started on Geocaching coin people. Thanks for this cointest. Now you all know way too much about us. Jodi of Team Fireboy
  5. Woo Hoo And I emailed him with an address change just in the nick of time. Thanks for the reply FamBergum! Can't wait to see 'em!
  6. Well, it's Sunday and of course I didn't get any mail here today. I spoke with my husband in Cheyenne and I have about 10 little bubble mailers waiting for me at home. Woohoo! 10 more days until I get to go home. I have so missed coinmail!!! Oh yea.. and my family too.
  7. 1. Participating - email sent 12/22 2. Received Name- yes 3. Mission Complete 4. Package Received!
  8. For the last week... A card from CinemaBoxers - Thanks Jim and Paula Empty Mailbox. I've been trading... but sending all traders to home. Yipee! I am going home soon. I wonder what I'll have in my home mailbox when I get there on Jan 3rd. Christmas away from the family stinks.. I'll make sure NOT to do work away from home next year!
  9. We held our event 1st event in Sept. One of the games that went over well was the toss a cache. I bought 50 exactly the same film canisters from the eplace and had all participants write their name in a piece of paper and put it inside. Then they all lined up and tossed it. (I thought film canisters would fly farther, but the longest throw was only about 100 feet). The winner was the longest throw. You know how you swear some people place their caches by driving by and throwing it out the window.. and clicking a waypoint.. that's the jest of this contest.
  10. I joined OCT 3rd... just got the Nov. coin about a week ago. Paid Oct 3rd, Nov 3rd and Dec 3rd. The way the club works is you get the coin of the month after your join month. Then you keep getting coins until you quit (if you quit) then the month you quit you will get one more coin of the month after you quit. Clear as mud I know. Just wait.. you will get the December coin. The wait is worth it!!! P.S. I haven't got the Dec. coin yet.. but anticipate eagerly it's arrival.
  11. Oh Tsun, I feel so bad. Anything I can do to help? Jodi
  12. Has there ever been a cointest that has 9 pages of posts before? Lets make it 10 pages. Merry Christmas.
  13. O.K. this is my last post. Goodnight!
  14. CP... my hubby doesn't much collect coins. He does like the fire related coins I have bought and the ones remembering or honoring 9/11. I buy my coins out of my " I worked hard for this $$$ and I can spend it anyway I want to fund" He has one too and he buys what he wants. I just don't go over my budget and spend money that is meant for saving or bills. But then again, I only have about 60 coins and I am a noob here in the coin collecting!
  15. Wow, that was fast. Got a couple great coins. Thanks CP! I'll keep them safe!
  16. Hubby said, "It's O'Dark thirty.. what are you doing up at this time of the night?" I replied, "Why I am posting once an hour in hopes of winning a geocoin." Thanks for the cointest!
  17. A Politically Correct Christmas Story 'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck... How to live in a world that's politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to "Elves". "Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves. And labour conditions at the North Pole were alleged by the union to stifle the soul. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, Released to the wilds by the Humane Society. And equal employment had made it quite clear That Santa had better not use just reindeer. So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid! The runners had been removed from his sleigh; The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A. And people had started to call for the cops When they heard sled noises on their rooftops. Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened. His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened." And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows, Rudolf was suing over unauthorised use of his nose And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation, Demanding millions in over-due compensation. So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife, Who suddenly said she'd enough of this life, Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz, Demanding from now on her title was Ms. And as for the gifts, why, he'd never had a notion That making a choice could cause so much commotion. Nothing of leather, nothing of fur, Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her. Nothing that might be construed to pollute. Nothing to aim, Nothing to shoot. Nothing that clamoured or made lots of noise. Nothing for just girls, or just for the boys. Nothing that claimed to be gender specific. Nothing that's warlike or non-pacifistic. No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth. Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth. And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden, Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden. For they raised the hackles of those psychological Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological. No baseball, no football...someone could get hurt; Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt. Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe; And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away. So Santa just stood there, dishevelled, perplexed; He just could not figure out what to do next. He tried to be merry, tried to be gay, But you've got to be careful with that word today. His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground; Nothing fully acceptable was to be found. Something special was needed, a gift that he might Give to all without angering the left or the right. A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision, Each group of people, every religion; Every ethnicity, every hue, Everyone, everywhere...even you. So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth... May you and your loved ones, enjoy peace on Earth. Copyright; Author Unknown
  18. Here is my x-mas tree. It's 24 inches tall. I am spending the holidays working here in Albuquerque, NM. I am a traveling E.R. nurse. My family will be celebrating Christmas in Cheyenne. The tree has an angel, two Geoswag stockings and you can see my new Candy Cane coin. Merry Christmas, coin friends! Happy New Year too!
  19. The Spirit of Christmas I have a list of people I know all written in a book, and every year at Christmas time I go and take a look. That is when I realize that those names are a part, not of the book they’re written in, but of my very heart. For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime. In that meeting they’ve become a treasured friend of mine. Once you’ve met some people the years cannot erase, the memory of a pleasant word, or a friendly face. So when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you, it’s because you’re on that list of folks I’m indebted to. You are one of many folk who in times past I’ve met, and happen to be one I don’t want to forget. Whether I have known you for many years or a few, in some way you have a part in shaping things I do. This, the spirit of Christmas, that forever and ever endures, may it leave it’s richest blessing in the heart of you and yours. -- anonymous
  20. It's the next hour.... post number 3.. man I spend waaaay to much time in the forums. Thanks for the cointest!
  21. Hmm, not good at poems..how about a limerick? There once was a man from... Oohh better not go there. Thanks again for the cointest.
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