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  • JOES66FURY
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    nah, just some of the volunteers were kinda lazy and whiney...that aside...we had a great time.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by JOES66FURY View Post
    Ended up with about 100 kids and parents total. Everything went well, sadly the kids were not an issue but the volunteer parents sure were a pain in the ass.

    A good time was had by all.
    Setting bad examples?

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  • JOES66FURY
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    Ended up with about 100 kids and parents total. Everything went well, sadly the kids were not an issue but the volunteer parents sure were a pain in the ass.

    A good time was had by all.

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
    Dan,
    Bonneville has always been on my mind... When is it?
    Derby schedule and life "throw ats" might make it this or next year..More likely next...
    B'Ville is August 9-17 this year. That's my schedule but Friday is a set-up day. Hope you can make it.

    Dan

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  • Scott Liggett
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    I remember what kinds of little shit I was in Jr High and you're out with 134 of those brats. Sounds like a great big PITA, Joe. Oh wait, you already have one of those.

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  • Caveman Tony
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    Joe, whether those middle-school kids are normal, abnormal (and I'm speaking of the non-hearing impaired here), deaf, not-deaf, or whatever... they are still middle school kids.

    Which therefore, means that you Joseph, are a no-shit friggin' saint.

    Vaya con dios, my friend of unwavering patience.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Dan, Like I tell Pdub...gotta laugh at oneself...
    We will communicate fine..I speak well (or so I'm told) altho I find myself with age related suttering lately (yeah joke.. ) you might have to repeat stuff... Comes with territory.

    Bonneville has always been on my mind... When is it?
    Derby schedule and life "throw ats" might make it this or next year..More likely next...

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  • DanStokes
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    Hey Bob - I honestly had no idea that you were deaf. I just thought it was your handle. Now I feel SO guilty for typing too quitely...... JUST KIDDING!!!

    I hope we meet, and soon. You seem like a real stand-up guy. I'll wish I signed but I bet we'll communicate just fine. I'm thinking you should come to Bonneville - I'll be working Impound. Not THAT far from Oregon (closer than coastal NC).

    And Joe - as always, you're doing a great job.

    Dan

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  • JOES66FURY
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    Originally posted by A/Fuel View Post
    I was very impressed with how well behaved your kids were Joe, what ever your doing keep it up.
    Thanks man, that is a very high compliment for me...

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  • JOES66FURY
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
    For those who do not understand the world of deafness... I ask no "feeling sorry for". Don't. I hope to earn respect.. If I don't.. Oh well. If I do.. Great!
    man did you hit the nail on the head right there....so many people think they need to coddle these kids and soon enough the kids expect it. You hold them to high standards and they will excell, but the parents HAVE to be involved, 100%. More often than not parents write these kids off and its sickening! I get the pitty looks and comments so often with my kids...I told one elderly man not long ago who I was chatting with in a hobby shop that there is no reason to pitty my boy...when we go home today we are going to build a car, wrench on a truck, ride bycyles and play catch, he is going to run and play with his friends and have fun. The old man smiled and relized then that his preconcieved notion that these kids are handicapped was wrong...He said...Hes lucky to have a dad like you...and it looks like you got a handle on it...indeed we do...indeed we do.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by JOES66FURY View Post
    Bob, It may interest you to know that this is a co-enrolement school so over 30% of the student population is deaf. Being able to sign help out signifigantly. Its a very small school so this is 134 is about 99% of the middle school. The deaf kids that graduate from this school almost always excell and go on to college which is rare for a "main streamed" deaf student..My daughter is now in high school and is far above her deaf peers who did not attend this program or went to the state school...its a great program!
    Joe, by simple deduction... I KNOW your daughter is one smart young lady!. She did not like Gallaudet, she wants to go to AU
    Your wife learned to teach ASL and you sign as well.. So.. Hell yeah she is above her deaf peers!! I hope she stays with school!
    I didn't...regret it. In my defense..I was pushed hard to be a teacher of the deaf in the school.. Not what I wanted. Institutionalized when my crime is being deaf? I was a guinea pig for mainstreaming... NO INTERPRETER.. Scared to talk to "hearies" (not now.. Still HARD) of course I failed.. I was considered above my peers, thus I slacked big time... I was so unprepared to "enter the world"
    I think i bored everybody enough.. But all I can say as a deafie, and dad...stay involved... Stay on top.. Things can go down fast for our kind in young adulthood... She may hate you for being nosy now.. But she will understand later and thank you for it..

    For those who do not understand the world of deafness... I ask no "feeling sorry for". Don't. I hope to earn respect.. If I don't.. Oh well. If I do.. Great!

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  • A/Fuel
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    I was very impressed with how well behaved your kids were Joe, what ever your doing keep it up.

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  • JOES66FURY
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    Bob, It may interest you to know that this is a co-enrolement school so over 30% of the student population is deaf. Being able to sign help out signifigantly. Its a very small school so this is 134 is about 99% of the middle school. The deaf kids that graduate from this school almost always excell and go on to college which is rare for a "main streamed" deaf student..My daughter is now in high school and is far above her deaf peers who did not attend this program or went to the state school...its a great program!

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Whitemonster.... What bet did you lose? Or is it by choice?



    Hell, I guess SOMEBODY needs to be a role model...

    I'm with Joe... SCREW THAT!

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  • JOES66FURY
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    screw that!

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