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Apr 04, 2012, 08:55 PMSavedSinnr
• COF Early Bird Dinner
Originally posted by chanlady22:
Is the fish and chips meal catfish or are you just wishing it was? The original info did not specify what kind of fish.
Hey Chanlady ... YES! The fish IS CATFISH! That's what Andy Williams people told me
Apr 05, 2012, 05:30 AMHandie Ann
jayardi, the catfish should not be greesey unless they leave it soaking in greese, and I'm sure that they will not do that. I have always found catfish to be a mild flavor of fish. And like Pegsami I have always had Cod or Halibut for my fish and chips but I think that the Catfish should be very good also. Living in the Pacific Northwest we don't see catfish on the menu very often. I'm not even sure that our Pike Place fish market has fresh catfish or frozen.
Apr 06, 2012, 09:32 PMSavedSinnr
Need to be on page 1 ... people need to order their special dinner
l've had the catfish there and that's what l'm eating again! Yummmmmmy!!!
Apr 07, 2012, 04:09 PMRainbow
l would be unstopable IF l could get started!!!
Apr 08, 2012, 09:36 AMShawkl
PattyJ...any river catfish is strong or "gamey" a you remember. But, grain fed catfish is not.
Catfish are the sewer fish of the river...they eat all the crap on the bottom. And, they ingest a lot of mud at the same time...that is what makes them taste so strong.
Lake catfish...fed and bred just for restaurant use...does not have that strong taste.
I'm not a catfish lover...cause most eaten here are straight out of the Coosa River...and quite strong. But, I order the Fish n'Chips because I know that they won't be strong flavored since they are not the "river" variety.
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Apr 10, 2012, 03:20 PMjayardi
More checks have been received and updated.
Apr 10, 2012, 07:44 PMtrble2'smom
Please add me to the list. Just sent you a pm.
Apr 11, 2012, 04:58 PMpatty j
Looking forward to the dinner. I'm staying with the Fish order and if Sue and I need to have a snack later we'll manage just fine. We are used to cod or lake perch for our fishfries and believe me they are yummy.
Apr 12, 2012, 10:58 AMlionpride
Sending email for mom- tommitalk. Was flipping between 2 choices but going meatloaf. Hmmm wonder if we will have whole restuarant before were done
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Apr 16, 2012, 11:16 AMjayardi
The monies have been updated, leaving only 19 more checks to come in.
If anyone else would like to join us Thursday night for a terrific evening of Fantastic Food
and Friendly Fun
let me know immediately. There are only two more weeks to get on the list.
Apr 16, 2012, 11:36 AMCity/Sandie
.... are we going to have fun or are we gonna HAVE FUN !
Apr 16, 2012, 11:44 AMpatty j
Sandie, YES, we are going to have fun and I'm ready.
Apr 16, 2012, 11:57 AMCity/Sandie
... and we only have 4 months to get thru now! This will be my first big retreat and I'm really looking forward to it.
One of the cartoons my grandson watches has the character saying in a sing song voice "I'm ready I'm ready' .. family thinks I'm nuts because I have been saying it for months!
Mailed my money to SS this morning! You all are going to love this place!
Apr 16, 2012, 07:13 PMRainbow
l would be unstopable IF l could get started!!!
Apr 16, 2012, 09:27 PMpatty j
DH saw the puter when he came home and asked if I knew how many more days until the retreat. When I said less than 200 he gave me the exact amt. of days till he retires. He must have a countdown clock on home page.
Apr 18, 2012, 01:01 AMAliquilt
Pattyj, I chuckled when I read your DH comment... I have approx 530 work days until I can retire, and that's if I take no sick days. Pretty sad when one has it figured for 2 1/2 yrs down the road but that's how bad my work environment has become
Congrats to your hubby!! and I'm excited about dinner and the retreat!!
Apr 18, 2012, 12:38 PMCity/Sandie
..this talk of retirement brought back memories of my own. I was already retired from the Army and working a high stress job in prperty mgt, and caring for my little grandson - stressful there too. And one day at church something was WRONG with me .. well I had had a slight stroke - and knowing 62 was right around the corner, I said SELF.. are you gonna die for a few more bucks? And leave this child without you? History tells the story - I got out of the hospital and promptly checked with SS to find out whawt and when I could do the great goodbye .. and got busy with getting gone. Now my company was not nice, and left me high and dry financially - but I was alive, happy, reasonably healthy - and ready to move on.
That decision lives on my list of Best Decisons Of My Life.
It's a short list I'm afraid - I was really really good at wrong ones!
So what was my point here? I don't know, I guess reading about counting the days made me kind of sad remembering how easily my retirement could have gone by-the-by.
... And left this little guy behind ...
Apr 18, 2012, 12:47 PMHappy Erme
Sandy. Cute kid! I am so looking forward to meeting you in Branson. I have not quite reached 62 yet but I will soon and I will make this retirment official with goverment.
Apr 18, 2012, 01:04 PMCity/Sandie
Happy em .. we are gonna have fun ...
Apr 19, 2012, 04:49 PMpatty j
Looking forward to meeting both of you at Branson. DH retiring on Nov. 30th unless work gives him too much of a hard time sooner. We know too many who have retired then made a permanent exit, so it isn't worth it.
Apr 20, 2012, 11:26 AMSDgranny
Check is in the mail to saved sinnr for eb dinner and tee.
Apr 20, 2012, 11:49 AMCity/Sandie
...and the list groweth - I wonder if Moon River has any idea what they agreed to when they booked for a bunch of women - not just any women QUIlTING women!!
I can see it now! Late night news report! .. RUCKUS at famed M/R rocks the house .. 60+ quilters - quantity not quality - outtalk and outlaugh each other over fabric and cutters and mats and something called HSTs - doors were closed to contain the mirth and cameraderie. Other patrons were sold box dinners in the parking lot.
Apr 20, 2012, 06:49 PMwildcatmom
Originally posted by City/Sandie:
...- I wonder if Moon River has any idea...
Let's surprise them!!!
J, my email & funds are on the way!
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Apr 21, 2012, 01:10 PMjayardi
Two more added to the list.
Only nine more days to get your selections in. Please don't forget.
Apr 21, 2012, 04:38 PMpatty j
City Sandie that is sewwww funny. I needed a laugh.
Apr 21, 2012, 05:06 PMCity/Sandie
As i have been hanging out here for a few years, I sometimes wonder what different 'friends' look like ... and decided we probably really don't have a clue.
I'm thinking we should wear name tags at dinner with some NAME not our own on one side of it and see how long it takes for our table mates to figure out who we really are!
We could think ahead and have some clues ... I'm getting carried away here - so if the law gets called on our party we would know which side of the tag to show, right???
My mom always said SandraLee you are an instigator .. I guess she was right
...SS please don't pull my invite .. I'll try to
Apr 21, 2012, 08:25 PMpatty j
When I haven't met someone, I already have my idea of what they should look like, but I'm very seldom even close!!!It will be great to meet everyone.
Apr 24, 2012, 09:08 AMtoryam
I'm fixing to send a check in for myself. Would it be possible to add DH at a latter date? He's in the midst of retirement/job search limbo so it's hard to say what he may be doing in November.
Apr 24, 2012, 09:32 AMpatty j
No No Toryam, I hope you are coming in Sept. for the early bird and retreat. We would miss you in November. good luck to DH in job search.
Apr 24, 2012, 11:44 AMCity/Sandie
How funny - I was just going to tell her she'd be eating alone in November ..well, except for the tourists!
Apr 24, 2012, 12:24 PMSavedSinnr
WELL TORYAM ... IF you decide to show up in Sept, you can add DH at a later date ... but not TOO late
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May 01, 2012, 01:23 PMjayardi
We now have 70
guests joining us for dinner.
I need to turn the numbers in to SavedSinnr today. If you know you want to join us, let me know ASAP
Ilovemy4kids, I still need your choice. Please let me know TODAY. Thank You
May 02, 2012, 09:45 AMtoryam
CRAP!!! I totally forgot to mail my check!
Is it too late to send the money? If it is, I'll eat a burger somewhere
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May 02, 2012, 12:13 PMjayardi
Toryam, it is not too late to send the money. Do it NOW!
May 02, 2012, 02:50 PMCity/Sandie
Toryam - not to worry - you can share my plate ... meatloaf, not chittlin's ..
May 02, 2012, 04:08 PMpatty j
Sandie, Sue and I would be willing to share our catfish, but I don't know about you sitting on our laps?
May 02, 2012, 06:56 PMCity/Sandie
I think it's Toryam that needs a seat ... we 3 can all just sort of slide close together and squeexe her in - 4 fannies on 3 chairs ... who's gonna notice with 70 of us there?
May 03, 2012, 09:21 AMtoryam
thanks ya'll, think they'll care if I just nibble off of everybody else's plates, lol? with 70 of us I could just eat 1 bite from each and be quite satisfied, lol.
I'm waiting for the mail lady to pick up my check right now so maybe I can have a seat (& plate) of my own but I appreciate the offer!
May 03, 2012, 09:18 PMSavedSinnr
we'll wait for ya Tory