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Old Oct 4 2007, 01:50 AM   #1
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Default 6th So Cal Halloween Harvest Gather

. . It's that time of the year again, and i am waiting to hear about which site to book for the 6th Southern California Halloween Harvest Gather. The date is definately going to be the 28th of October.
. . We will once again be giving the webcam link a go of it. Further info will be posted as it becomes available. Hans can tell you it was a bit of a thrill for all of us here who were able to be participate.
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Old Oct 4 2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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That sounds great!! I had just begun to join in things last year, so maybe this year I can get involved in a webcam thingy. I am not far away, but too far to come in person.
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Old Oct 5 2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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Just so you all know This year it will be at site #2 south of the South Lake As you come in the main gate of the park from Euclid Avenue. I booked it this morning
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Old Oct 7 2007, 05:39 PM   #4
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I am so excited about it and so need it.
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Old Oct 7 2007, 08:06 PM   #5
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http://halloweenharvestgather.shutterfly.com/action/

This is the addy of my shutterfly album for the gather. Right now I have a map and photos of the site that I took this afternoon. Someone was there and I didn't want to disturb them so most of the shots of the site are from afar. However it is a nice location, as you will see. I have also put up two ariel maps. One straight from a screen capture of MSN maps and the other is a labled ariel map of the area.
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Old Oct 9 2007, 03:10 PM   #6
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There's no way I'm going to be able to get there

I'll miss you all.
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Old Oct 10 2007, 01:10 AM   #7
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A POST FROM SHIRLEY - off Perness Friends Thread

LOL Looks great to me! Infact, looks like it is near where the first was held! Great park....so much to offer so many! Looking forward to the pics! LOL and again, I'll try to call...even made a note of it on the calendar so I won't forget!
Hope ya'll have a BLAST!!! Hugs to all!
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Old Oct 23 2007, 06:53 PM   #8
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Sadly I was just called by the OC Park Service and informed that not only is Mile Square Regional Park but at least six other parks are closed until further notice. And I asked which parks were closing and almost all of them in this area are either included or pending in the shut down.

Sharon, Dena, Crystal:
Alternative plans need to be come up with before we have to cancel the gather. Will be online tonight after 7 pm. if you have any ideas.
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Old Oct 24 2007, 03:44 AM   #9
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Sad though it is that was to be expected, wasn't it?

I hope you'll find a good alternative place and that the gather, especially now, can go through. So you can actually get "togather" and assure each other and us! that y'all are safe
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Old Oct 24 2007, 04:53 AM   #10
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Togather! ha!

That's good Hans, and I was needing a good joke.

Let me know, I'll look down here for unscorched earth to Gather on...

Togather....
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Old Oct 24 2007, 11:53 AM   #11
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Good luck with finding unscorched earth!
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Old Oct 24 2007, 07:05 PM   #12
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2 years ago, there were several wildfires going on. Nowhere near as bad as this years fires although the air was smokey with plenty of ash then.


We may have to postpone, but we'll gather when and where we can. It will be good to gather, and give each other hugs and commiserate together about this disaster that will effect all of Southern California for years to come. So much has been lost, so many areas devastated.
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Postponed it is then. We shall just have to wait till a better time, perhaps before Thanksgiving Weekend if possible, provided it isn't too cold out. We could call it a Thanksgiving Harvest Gather !
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Hadn't bought the pumpkins yet, so none to save.

I was so looking forward to the gather.
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Postponed it is then. We shall just have to wait till a better time, perhaps before Thanksgiving Weekend if possible, provided it isn't too cold out. We could call it a Thanksgiving Harvest Gather !

If it's not snowing it's not too cold out (says she that finally acclimated to her new state and left the house in a long sleeve shirt and fleece vest this morning when the thermometer read 34 degrees ) And besides, it only needs to be near Halloween if you need a reason to get dressed up in costumes, and I know you guys don't need a reason
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Old Oct 26 2007, 06:20 AM   #17
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True, and we could always make it a Harvest Gather. ANd dress up because it is such...

No unscorched down here, lest we go to El Cajonish or Kit Carson Park...
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even if it has been postponed its really annoying living on an island sometimes...
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Old Oct 26 2007, 11:32 PM   #19
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We will be getting dressed up for the gather whenever, and were ever we have it. That is a simple given for the Harvest Gather whether it's at Halloween, Thanksgiving, anywhere in-between !

And if we have to we can always have an informal one again around Christmas
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I heard that Santee was not scorched maybe you could have it there. If my memery sereves me than there are some good parks there. Of course that was 30 years ago.
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Old Nov 1 2007, 07:01 PM   #21
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SHARON SAYS IN AMFFC:
Considering that we will be going into that hectic time of the year known as the holidays, and that Purp would have problems attending, I suggest we postponed until January.

It might work out nicely, there's that post-holiday let down, and a gather would be a good antidote.

We could call it a kick off for 2008, and let's hope it's a better year for all of us. 2007 hasn't been exactly kind to us. We've all had stuff going on.


Sounds fine to me.

I really missed not having the gather before Halloween this year. Threw the whole holiday out of wack for me. Not to mention poor Michele got the Chicken Pox (at 32yrs.) and couldn't come over to the house to hand out candy like she and Crystal have done since they first meet in High School. Talk about a bummer!
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As some of you know, my Dad had a stroke which left him physically fine but has somewhat scrambled his communication and recognition abilities.

Examples: 1.) He knows he's suppose to use a knife fork and spoon when he eats, but he still tends to want to cut his food with the spoon. 2.) He can give me directions on how to get exactly where he wants to go, but cant for the life of him tell me the name. 3.) He tries to put his B12 vitimins in his hearing aids, and nearly swallowed the button batteries.

Basically it means that I can't afford to leave him alone for any length of time because it only takes him ten minutes to find something else to send us into a near panic. It is basicaly like living with a petulant ten year old who is prone to temper tantrums 24/7. (Thank heaven the truck battery is dead, and he thinks that he's lost the keys in the room. I haven't had to tell him I gave the keys to my brother since he hasn't asked me where they are.)
This has put something of a damper on my being able to organize anything as far as the gather is concerned, and may do so for some time to come.

If you want to try for a hotel dinner or some such affair where we meet somewhere for a few hours as long as it's within 20 minutes of home I might be able to show up, but that would be all I could do at this point. I really want to appoligize for any inconvenience this puts on the rest of you, but some things can't be helped.

Crystal and I just deal with it one day at a time! That's the best we can do right now. He has his good days when he seems to be almost back to normal, and then for no particular reason it can change almost in a heartbeat. But then he always was moody, so that's really nothing new.

By the way is anyone else having trouble trying to log onto the AMFFC?
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(((((Bridget)))))

A tough job, I know (I work in the health field for the elderly). Luckily you don't sem to be the only one who has to care for dad; good friends, neighbours and relatives are worth their weight in gold in these situations.

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MH Bridget...I am so sorry to hear about your Father's stroke. I hope that your situation changes for the better soon, and that your Father will start to ease back to mostly his normal self, as I understand it, that happens often in stroke cases. Hopefully a gather can be put together that will allow you to attend..if only for an hour or two.
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I hope your father gets better soon. There may be some help you can get in looking after him. You can check with the local sinor citizen group near you. At the very least they may provide you witha respit care. That way you can get out without worrying about him. Do not feel as if you can do it all alone, we all need a break every now & then.
My mother had a stroke Dec. 12, but there are alot of us to help her. She was lucky, she never lost her speach or mind. Mainly she has lost the ability to move her left are & is having problems walking.
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