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Unread 06-17-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Letting it go
After much thought and consideration
I have decided to give up on cooking comp que. With kids in college, Grand babies on the way and church planting involvement $$ priorities have changed ;)
We will still organize a few events and cater (I always win the GC at that) ;0)
I guess we will never win the Jack or the Royal or be on the KCBS BoD :)

It has been fun
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Unread 06-17-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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Those sound like some very well-thought out priorities that I doubt you'd ever regret making.
All the best with the future Thom!
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Sorry to hear it, but I have to agree, it sounds like you have your priorities in order.
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Hey Thom,
I know you’ve done a lot for the BBQ in California, and it’s much appreciated. I certainly hope you stay active since you seem to really understand and promote the important things in the “sport”; community, fellowship, and service. Cheers!
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Best of luck in EVERYTHING you do!!! Like said above, sure sounds like you thought this through and have priorities the way they should be.
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You're still my hero Thom! Best of Luck!
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It takes a lot to walk away from something you love to do. I wish you nothing but the best.
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Good luck Thom! Hopefully we'll cross paths again at one of your events!
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You were always more than willing to help out a beginner when i was starting out in Arizona. Thanks for that and I doubt you will regret your decision.

Look forward to seeing you at one of your events. If you get down to Texas, look me up.
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Best of luck Thom. We all make choices as our life progresses and sometimes you have to lay one thing down for a while in favor of another. Still, it may not be forever, so we'll keep a cooksite open for you.

Who knows, one day I might even take up Ham radio or golf again!
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That's a tough decision Thom,I know how you feel.I do hope you stay involved we will miss you. Good luck.
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Thom, I too can see that you have put a LOT of thought into your decisions.
Best of luck to you. I am sure you will do well with what you will be doing. Now don't spoil the grandkids too much...
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That had to have been a hard decision for you to make Thom. You know that you have my best wishes going forward. One day at a time for me. Different reasons but still working toward the same resolve.
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I mean... you can still loan out equipment though right???!!!!


Good for you Thom. Priorities brother.
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I mean... you can still loan out equipment though right???!!!!


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Yea but somebody done tol me you got bigheaded ;0)
Sure you or The Butcher cook in the West We will get you all a pit
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