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Blueidone
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Post Number: 394
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 8:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It is so heartwarming to see this list of volunteers growing! It brought to mind a poem I heard many years ago. It took a little searching, but I found it...

Volunteers
--Author Unknown

Many will be shocked to find,
When the day of judgment nears,
That there's a special place in Heaven,
Set aside for volunteers.

Furnished with big recliners,
Satin couches and footstools,
Where there are no committee chairmen,
No yard sales or rest area coffee to serve,
No library duty or bulletin assembly,
There will be nothing to print or staple,
Not one thing to fold or mail,
Telephone lists will be outlawed.
But a finger snap will bring
Cool drinks and gourmet dinners
And rare treats fit for a king.

You ask, "Who'll serve these privileged
And work for all they're worth?"
Why, all those who reaped the benefits,
And not once volunteered on Earth.

Something to remember when, at the end of the day of working for hours, you are so tired you think you can't stand up for another minute!

Thank you...thank you...thank you for giving your time and energy to helping realize Cub's vision.
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Cub
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Post Number: 956
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 5:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bump
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Eriedearie
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Post Number: 3927
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 11:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I sent an email to the address georgiast313(at)yahoo(dot)com yesterday, but have not received a response yet. Just wondering if someone received it?

And BUMP! :-)
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Vivadetroit
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Post Number: 107
Registered: 04-2008
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 3:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sorry. I was downtown all Saturday, but I will reply now
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Tkierpiec
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Post Number: 148
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 3:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Viva, I am emailing you at the address provided now also. :-)
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Iseries840
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Post Number: 1131
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Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 4:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm coming to the cleanup!
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Blueidone
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Post Number: 398
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 4:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Iseries! It will be good to meet you!

And remember this: "Many hands make lighter the load"

Any more set of hands out there who want to help out?
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Davemarc
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Post Number: 92
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 5:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm in for the work day and the dinner.Do we have any power?I have a propane heater I can bring,but it is electric fired.Viva,did you get my email?Dave
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Alsodave
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Post Number: 1244
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 5:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll be there too--with a ladder and a "half" and maybe a couple of hammers and crow/prybars.
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Vivadetroit
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Post Number: 108
Registered: 04-2008
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 7:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

got everyone's emails, thanks! You should have a reply waiting in your email box.

Thanks to all who've offered to help us out, either financially or with food or your time. We are going to have some very happy people on the 6th!
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Blueidone
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Post Number: 400
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Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 7:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Give us this day our daily bump :-)
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Eriedearie
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Post Number: 3948
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 9:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Viva - I've looked numerous times in my mailbox for your reply, it's not there.

I resent my email just in case you had not received it the 1st time. Let me know in case I get to cross the border later this week or early next week.
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Sumas
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Post Number: 347
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 9:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I talked this evening to Barbara Hayes, the Executive Director for the Detroit Garden Center. She was very interested in The Georgia Community Gardens and would like to feature your project in the next quarterly Garden Center Newsletter. More important is that Barb has run the centers outreach program for Alternative for Girls for several years. This is a once a week program teaching crafts and life skills from a green perspective to at risk girls aged 8 to 14. She can provide invaluable insight into what projects works well for a broad range in kids age groups. She was very impressed with how quickly you have organized the garden and all your community outreach programs. She could be a great resource person for you. She is a an advanced master gardner and an all around great person. I gave her your number but don't hesitate to call her at the garden center 313 259-6363.
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Vivadetroit
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Post Number: 110
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Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 9:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Erie, check your spam box. I sent it to my own email & it ended up in the spam box. Cub just sent it to you too, so look for his email. Not sure why that did that. Sorry!
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Cub
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Post Number: 961
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Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 10:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank You Sumas, I will call her tomorrow.
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Reddog289
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Post Number: 691
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 4:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I should be down there,I love to break stuff.But ya always gotta rebuild.
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Eriedearie
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Post Number: 3950
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Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 8:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Viva - Thanks! Cub's email worked. Still nothing directly from you; even the spam mail. Anyway, I've replied to you both. :-)
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Blueidone
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Post Number: 407
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Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

BUMP!
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Davemarc
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Post Number: 101
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 5:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tomorrow is rain or shine,Right?
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Blueidone
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Post Number: 409
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Posted on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 5:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, Dave...I'll be bringing hot coffee and hot chocolate to help keep the chill off!
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Davemarc
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Post Number: 103
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Posted on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 5:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great,I looking forward to it!
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Plymouthres
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Post Number: 936
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Posted on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 6:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at 12:00 for the clean-up day! Thank you all so much for your help with this effort. It is a very worth while cause.
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Cub
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Post Number: 967
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 5:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I want to thank everyone who came out to the workday in the cold and rain. You guys really got the job done as usual. DanielleD, Iseries840, Alsodave, Davemarc, Vivadetroit, Blueidone and Hubby, Plymouthres, MamaCub, Brocub, JS and son. Phase I is almost complete and we could not have done this without you.
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Davemarc
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Post Number: 108
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Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 7:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Had a good time,as always.I did'nt get cold untill we stopped working!Good to see some new faces too.We just have to keep the ball rolling.Dave
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Alsodave
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Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 7:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great to meet everyone and to get in a good workout!

Looking forward to the next workday. :-)
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Sumas
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Post Number: 351
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 4:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I will donate a ham and try to deliver Sunday. I am in a personal funk. Had two choices for volunteering time and instead I went back to bed. Slept all day. This is a great project/program, I hope my internal energy revives by spring and can help with the garden.
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Sean_of_detroit
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Post Number: 2211
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 6:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Awesome!

We should be in Detroit again (full time) starting in December. I'm going to tell Kally about this, and check our plans. She's interested in some of the things you guys have done, but haven't been able to make it out there with the moving around and this past Summer's high gas prices.

The stars are finally aligning. :-)
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Blueidone
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Post Number: 412
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Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 9:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We had a great time yesterday helping out. It was great to meet those who came out for the first time and to reconnect with those we have met before.

It is amazing how much work a small group of dedicated people can complete in a short time.
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Vivadetroit
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Post Number: 114
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Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 11:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Sumas for the ham offering! Don't worry about not coming yesterday, it was a perfect day for sleeping. And if you slept all day, guess you needed it. :-)
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Vivadetroit
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Post Number: 117
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Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 7:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was great to meet you today Sumas & Ronaldj! your dog is so cute! :-)

Thanks to everyone who came out & braved the cold & rain to help us. Big thanks to DaveMarc for bringing the heater & to Blue for the cafe & cookies. It was nice to see everyone again & meet new faces! Hope you all come out again.

Here's some pix from the demo/cleanup. Sorry you've got to go to a link, but all of the pix would crash this site. Soon we'll have a permanent web site where everyone can go to check out what's going on at Georgia St.

http://photobucket.com/georgia stdemoday