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Tom

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The Shade Tree by another name
« on: March 08, 2018, 12:36:44 PM »
In a private discussion with another forum member, I was reminded of something from RVing in the olde country...

When my parents attended monthly rallies in different locations with their RV club (aka caravan club), long before the days of the internet/world wide web, every morning they'd gather around their portable flagpole, coffee in hand, for some friendly chit chat. They even had a name for it - "coffee around the flag", their equivalent of our Shade Tree.

Our Shade Tree was originally conceived as a place for unstructured/freewheeling social chat, like you'd have with other RVers at a campground, maybe with a cup of coffee in one hand. You may or may not learn anything about RVing, but it's a good place to get caught up, and maybe boast about your kids or grandkids.
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 01:02:04 PM »
Me likely......I smell fresh coffee brewing!
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 07:15:25 PM »
I have used it often since I found it.  Find that a lot of subjects just don't fit in any RV area.  Good place to shoot the breeze.

Bill
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 08:11:41 PM »
Good place to shoot the breeze.

Bill

Bill,
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 08:28:55 PM »
Bill,
You're not supposed to talk about guns.

using a pool cue.....nice shot!!
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 06:55:45 AM »
Bill,
You're not supposed to talk about guns.
Busted............lol
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 07:05:36 AM »
Bill,
You're not supposed to talk about guns.


 ;D
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 08:24:30 AM »
using a pool cue.....nice shot!!

Or a cross bow.   ;D
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 09:04:11 AM »
Or a cross bow.   ;D

Why is it so cross? Did you make it mad?  ::) :o ;D ;D
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2018, 10:39:58 AM »
Can we talk about pressure cookers ?      (it's a joke  ;) )

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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 01:24:53 PM »
 Only if your bag has only ten things in it.>>>D
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 02:00:28 PM »
Similarly, we have a Virtual Campfire every Wednesday night with lots of friendly banter and a few serious questions.  We welcome any or all who would care to join in.

Ed
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2018, 04:03:33 PM »
Similarly, we have a Virtual Campfire every Wednesday night with lots of friendly banter and a few serious questions.  We welcome any or all who would care to join in.

Ed

Are there snacks?
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2018, 04:06:16 PM »
Max or Wendy often bring smores, but I never seem to get any.

Ed
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2018, 04:18:06 PM »
Max or Wendy often bring smores, but I never seem to get any.

Ed

I don't know why. With smores there always seems to be smore.
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2018, 06:50:37 AM »
Can we talk about pressure cookers ?      (it's a joke  ;) )
What the Shade Tree needs is a good toilet paper discussion.  They put politics, religion and guns to shame.

Bill
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Re: The Shade Tree by another name
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2018, 07:03:34 AM »
O goody a string with food and toilet paper.

Ed
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