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Old 03-18-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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Seventeen years as of yesterday. This is NOT about me. I've been a member of the "Barn" since Shelly had it and I've taken an annual liberty to post my sobriety date because I care and want to inform and or remind guys, if you have a problem with alcohol, help and hope are a phone call away from your local directory. After we admit we have a problem and reach out for help it just keeps getting better, even though we probably wont see it as soon as the people closest to us will. I started every day with shakes and dry heaves and drank around a half a gallon a day. If we want to get sober, it's possible if we want it bad enough. I wish you all a productive and uneventful day, Craig.
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:47 PM   #2
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wow! congratulations!
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:53 PM   #3
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craig good post, but the local phone directory is messed up a zillion google scams best to post a few numbers to help guys/ gals
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:57 PM   #4
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Craig...Good for you! Congrats and keep it up!

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Old 03-18-2018, 01:03 PM   #5
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Your life will be great and best for you. You are on the right track now. Wish I was there to shake your hand.
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:24 PM   #6
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Me too, 32 years today. "Stupid is, what stupid duz"
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:35 PM   #7
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My hat is off to both Craig and Ol' Ron. I'm sure your lives and the lives of the ones closest to you are much better for it.
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Old 03-18-2018, 02:06 PM   #8
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Congratulations to Craig, ol Ron, and anyone else who has overcome an alcohol addiction, or any other type of addiction they may have had. I gave up smoking 45 years ago, and knowing what that was like, I can only imagine what it must have taken to give up an alcohol addiction. Some of us are probably still here today playing with these old Flathead Fords only because we were able to give up these unhealthy addictions.
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Old 03-18-2018, 02:39 PM   #9
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Thoughts and prayers, fellas. God bless.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:33 PM   #10
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Good show Craig and all the best to you.

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Old 03-18-2018, 03:38 PM   #11
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Good for you guys. I to gave up smoking 40 years ago and it was not easy. I made my wife very happy and myself a lot healthier. What's sad is the states that think marijuana is so wonderful and have passed laws to make recreational marijuana legal. Those same states have had a war on tobacco. Go figure.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:40 PM   #12
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Will be 20 years in July for me. 4 months now on smoking.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:43 PM   #13
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47 years since I stopped the fags,(smokes),wife helped,she bough a weeks supply and opened them up and put all the cigarettes on the table,that was enough.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:00 PM   #14
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Congratulations on the victories! When I was a teenager, I smoked because I thought it made me look big?? Fortunately, I never inhaled and never got hooked. I am so thankful I have never had a smoking habit or a drinking habit. No drugs, either. I can only imagine how hard it must be to give it up.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:00 PM   #15
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Congratulations ! ! !
it has been almost 40 years since i stopped smoking. had my heart attack and bypass 20 years ago from the 30 years of smoking.
life is precious....
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:15 PM   #16
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35-years without cigarettes for me. I quit two other times before the 3rd and final time finally did it. Don't give up because you failed. Keep trying, you can do it.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:18 PM   #17
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Craig and Ol' Ron, I'm glad to see there are some people who have traded one addiction for another just like myself. Im at three plus years as well, and Ive rolled all the money I used to spend on booze into old Fords instead (currently at 8). Now I'm in the midst of restoring my first Flathead, which is a 1950 Country Squire. I never thought in a million years I'd have a flatty let alone a woody in the barn to boot!
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:33 PM   #18
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Congratulations CRAIG way to do it. Can't remember how far back I quit puffin. I went to a Dr. years back & he ask if I smoked & I said yes but can't stand one before 10 am .He sez ,don't you suppose that your body is tryin to tell you something. I sure hurt & ache when I wrench on these piles of junk. I ain't listen ta my body tho.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:53 PM   #19
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The little ol' man skit on "Sat Nite Live" years ago.

Little ol' man is in the doctors office.

Doc says, No more drinking for you !!!
Li'l ol' man says, hardly worth mentioning doc.

Doc says, and No more smoking for you !!!
Li'l ol' man says, hardly worth mentioning doc.

Doc says, and No more of those Wild Woman for you either !!!
Li'l ol' man says, hardly worth living doc !!!







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Congratulations. A great accomplishment and a good message.
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