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Grady-ladyGrady-lady Senior Membereast of the river, west of the woodsPosts: 5,282 Admiral
Go to Burger King in Crystal River on Hwy 19.

Stopped in to get a cup of coffee, haven't darkened the door of Burger King since I can't remember when. Over by the drink station, tucked into the corner was a tiny Christmas tree decorated with paper ornaments. Each ornament had the Christmas wish list of a child in foster care.

There were a lot of names left just Tuesday when I dropped off the gifts for the two children whose names we chose. Not an endorsement of Burger King or the foster parent group sponsoring the gift drive...just some food for thought, if you have a little extra dough this Christmas and are wondering where to 'invest' it.

Merry Christmas to all, wishing you a warm fire, the scent of cinnamon and spice in the air, loving arms of family, laughter of friends...the blessings and promise of the season. And for those foolish pescadors willing to forsake all the above in search of an often elusive prey...wishing you cold winds, high seas and slack lines...kidding, kidding (just jealous)
I find my peace out on the sand...Beside the sea, not beyond or behind. R.A. Britt


  • capt louiecapt louie Moderator citrus countyPosts: 10,877 Moderator
    Great idea , thanks and Merry Christmas !
    "You'll get your weather"
  • Jim311Jim311 Senior Member Gainesville, FLPosts: 4,961 Captain
    Good job for helping out the less fortunate, GL!
  • magotmagot Senior Member Byron, GA.Posts: 6,638 Admiral
    Good for you, GL.

    He doesn't talk about it, but Capt. Ed does something like that every year. Good folks, y'all.
  • Capt.EdCapt.Ed Senior Member Crystal River, FloridaPosts: 368 Deckhand
    Yes, Missy and I took the two kids to Burger King this afternoon and each of us pick a name from the tree.
    There were only 5 names left on the tree and we took 4 of them. The lady standing next to us was pretty inquisitive about what we were doing so I explained it to her and I believe she was going to get the last card off the tree.
    We just finished the shopping part and now getting everything ready to return it to burger king.
    It will be a sad day when the last little mom and pop marina is gone to developers and only the rich will be able to enjoy the waters of Florida.
  • Grady-ladyGrady-lady Senior Member east of the river, west of the woodsPosts: 5,282 Admiral

    Awesome Captain Ed! So generous. What a great experience for your children. Bet they had a fun time picking out presents for other kids. :)

    Ours are grown and gone, the first grandchild won't put in his/her appearance until summer and I really miss Christmas mornings with beaming little faces gathered around the tree. This way, even though we cannot see the faces of these kids light up on Christmas morning, we can remember the glow. :)
    I find my peace out on the sand...Beside the sea, not beyond or behind. R.A. Britt

  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Senior Member Ozello Fl.Posts: 13,083 AG
    Good job GL!
    Toys for Tots is a good thing too, though the last pick up on the boxes was today..
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • Snook SpankerSnook Spanker Senior Member Inglis / YankeetownPosts: 1,849 Captain
    Thanks Gize and Galz for the wonderful gesture! I always knew that the Folks on this Forum were much more than just good fishermen & women!! God bless us One and All in this Christmas Season and to our Nation's Troops both overseas and here in the USA!!! Everyone have a safe, healthy and happy Christmas and New Year (of good fishin!)
    I am'z what I am'z and that'z all that I am'z!! > Popeye!
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