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Hi

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:08 pm
by WayneWSW
My name is Wayne Webb. I called on the Lord Jesus on May 11th, 1986 in an Idependent Baptist church but am currently a member of a Southern Baptist church. I am a graphics designer/entrepreneur/sheep farmer in NW Florida. Thanks for letting me join the board.

Re: Hi

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:56 pm
by Dave Roberts
Welcome, Wayne. We hope you find some of what you seek among us. This group has new members but a number of us who have known each other for years and will often tweak one another in love, so don't give up on us the first time you find something with which you disagree. We often have that element, and it makes the board a better place. If any of us among the site administrators can be of help, please ask.

Re: Hi

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:41 pm
by Haruo
What Dave said.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:27 pm
by WayneWSW
Thanks for the kind welcome.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:59 pm
by Mrs Haruo
Howdy and welcome! :wave: Are you anywhere near Pensacola? I spent 6 very interesting months at the Naval Air Station there in 1973. Quite a change from my native Washington state. We had sheep till I was about 6, so when I started going to Sunday school and they talked about lost sheep, I knew right what they were talking about.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:05 pm
by WayneWSW
Is it wetter and cooler in Washington State? We are about 125 miles east of Pensacola near the little town of Wausau. It has two convenience stores, a Masonic lodge, a fire station, an open-air community center, a restaurant, a post office and one caution light. About the sheep; the message which was preached on the morning I was saved, was entitled "the Lord is my Shepherd" and I have wanted some sheep ever since. I finally bought the first ones almost 3 years ago and I too have learned some things about sheep which I could only have gotten from raising them. Thanks for the warm welcome!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:49 am
by Tim Bonney
WayneWSW wrote:Is it wetter and cooler in Washington State? We are about 125 miles east of Pensacola near the little town of Wausau. It has two convenience stores, a Masonic lodge, a fire station, an open-air community center, a restaurant, a post office and one caution light. About the sheep; the message which was preached on the morning I was saved, was entitled "the Lord is my Shepherd" and I have wanted some sheep ever since. I finally bought the first ones almost 3 years ago and I too have learned some things about sheep which I could only have gotten from raising them. Thanks for the warm welcome!


Welcome Wayne! I came to know the Lord in a small SBC congregation in the St. Louis area and am now a United Methodist. Wausau sounds like a nice small town.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:11 pm
by WayneWSW
Hi and thanks,
Our family band has played at several Methodist churches on Sunday afternoons and Saturday nights. Heard some good Gospel messages preached at one of them too, which is not common for a Saturday night sing.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:21 pm
by Mrs Haruo
Washington is certainly cooler than Florida, but from what I remember, Florida was MUCH wetter the months I was there. Apparently I was there during a freak year however. It was unusually cold in Orlando where I went for Women Recruit training from the beginning of November to just before Christmas. Our company commander taught us the insulation value of wearing several pair of panty hose at one time when mud puddles froze solid and we were marching outdoors in skirts. It snowed lightly once when I was in Pensacola for Photo school, and it was comical to see people trying to drive who had probably never seen the stuff before. It lasted long enough for some sailors who gathered up all the snow they could find to build a little snowman. The following March, it seemed to rain record amounts all month, and I got very popular at the Photo school, because according to uniform regulations, women could carry plain black umbrellas while in uniform, but enlisted men couldn't. It said nothing about the men walking UNDER an umbrella however. My partner in the class had a huge black golf umbrella that he would hand me when it was raining, and there were room for a couple of my classmates underneath if I held it up. :lol:
The Cascade range makes a barrier going North to South and splits Washington into two climate zones. Dense, green forests (where there aren't cities and houses) on the west side, where the moisture blows in from the Pacific Ocean and gives us ample rain, and cool summers, and dry and hot on the east side of the mountains. Early in the 20th century, huge federal engineering projects built dams on several rivers and brought irrigation to fields and low cost electricity to the region. Can you tell I am very fond of my "Evergreen State"?