Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

April 18th, 2005, 3:51 am #11

Congratulations, dear HBD!
Amazing how time is such a great equalizer.
When I began this journey, you were less than two months ahead of me.
But those weeks were unimaginable to me.
You seemed so assured and wise and confident and comfortable.
(Of course, m'dear you are all that and more!)
Never, ever thought I would feel as you did.
Sometimes it's fun to be wrong!
I found comfort and confidence in my freedom just as you did.
Thanks for being an inspiration....and a pal.

Hope the Sainted Mrs. Hillbilly enjoys her evening out!

Parker - 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week and 3 Days;. over 26,140 cigarettes not smoked
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Shinelady Gold3282003
Shinelady Gold3282003

April 18th, 2005, 8:08 am #12

Hillbilly is Gold X3
Congratulations Dave!!! 3 golden years is awesome. You are so much a part of this site. Thank you for all the hillbilly gold you have left behind in your words of wisdom. I have become smarter because of them. I hope you and Mrs. Hillbilly have a wonderful celebration. Hug that quit tight and never take another puff.
yqs & admirer , sue-Gold X 2
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Suekickbutt2
Suekickbutt2

April 18th, 2005, 1:34 pm #13

Hillbilly Dave, congratulations

I also do not post very often anymore, for the same reasons as you (and I also lost my net passport to MSN for a while). Not smoking has become second nature, I rarely think of smoking, but I often remember the journey.

Great to hear form you

Suekickbutt

2 years, 10 months
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OBob Gold
OBob Gold

April 18th, 2005, 3:27 pm #14

Hillbilly!

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Gormo Gold
Gormo Gold

April 18th, 2005, 10:03 pm #15

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TOM DPLN1 GOLD
TOM DPLN1 GOLD

April 18th, 2005, 10:22 pm #16

FREE FOR THREE !!!

That's an outstanding job Dave. Always good to
hear from you.

Tom, 16 months
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Gorjo1
Gorjo1

April 18th, 2005, 10:47 pm #17

Thar's GOLD in them thar hills !!
Three times over, in fact ! It is amazing what a little horse sense will get you- thanks for the guidance.
gordon , over 10 months free
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MareBear GOLD
MareBear GOLD

April 18th, 2005, 10:49 pm #18

"Dave don't smoke, and he don't chew, and he don't go with girls that do!" (I had to add your tag line for ya)

Aw, Hillbilly! My fellow West Coast Floridian and quit bro. I'm so very proud of you and I look forward to seeing some of your old posts kicked back up by newer members every so often. I figured this was another one, imagine my surprise.

Congrats on 3 years. I'm hot on your heels!

MareBear

Free for: 2 Years 10 Months 2 Weeks 6 Days 13 Hours. Not smoked: 21111. Money saved: $3,694.43. Life Saved: 2 Months 1 Week 5 Days 7 Hours 15 Minutes.
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forza d animo
forza d animo

April 18th, 2005, 11:56 pm #19

Dave,
It is great to here from someone whose posts have become a staple of the Freedom Forum food for education pyramid. Your insights and easy going approach towards your quit have certainly helped to keep me on track.

Congratulations to you.

Joseph
187 days - One day at a time.
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Roger Gold
Roger Gold

April 19th, 2005, 4:40 am #20

Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary Dave,
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osabrava
osabrava

April 19th, 2005, 6:02 am #21

Congratulations Hillbilly Dave!
Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to post your milestone(s)! I'm very much encouraged by all three of them! Here's hoping you and Mrs Hillbilly have a wonderful night out and many happy returns of the day!

Bernadette
6 mos and a bit
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April 19th, 2005, 8:54 am #22

Congratulations, Hillbilly!
And many thanks for your contributions.

Sal
Two years, three months, six days
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Pryde65 GOLD
Pryde65 GOLD

April 19th, 2005, 9:05 am #23

Dear Hillbilly Dave...

Here I thought this was a new "old" thread that had flown under my raidar, then I was so happy to see this was a NEW Hillbillyism, and a celabration, too! WOOHOOOO!!!

There is something about you, your style, that goes deeper than the gift of a good writer which you sure are. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your thoughts and words of wisdom, and now I am proud to be able to celebrate a milestone with you!

Congratulations on 3 years, and thank you for giving us a view through your eyes of where we can be, what we can become. You've sure helped me to think of how I want to view this journey, and how best to walk it.

Enjoy the party, you deserve it!

Sue - Not a single puff for 7 months, 5 days, 22 hours, 35 minutes and 53 seconds (218 days). I chose not to smoke 6974 cigarettees, and saved $1,495.36.
I've saved 24 day(s), 5 hour(s) of my life.
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johnnynonic
johnnynonic

April 19th, 2005, 9:07 am #24

Hillbilly Dave, Congratulations on TRIPLE GOLD!!!
And thanks for all your words of wisdom, I've been enjoying and learning
from your posts through the years. Thanks, you've made the road easier for those following along behind.
JohnnyNoNic
I have been quit for 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 hours and 7 minutes (22 days). I have saved $100.05 by not ingesting 412 nicotine delivery devices. I have saved 1 Day, 10 hours and 20 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 3/26/2005 11:00 PM
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MamaSunfield
MamaSunfield

April 19th, 2005, 10:54 pm #25

Whhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go, Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an inspiration you are! Thank you for all those golden nuggets of wisdom. You've helped so many people. Thanks!

Hope you celebrate for a month!!!!!! Dance and sing and do a jig with your wife!!! Congratulations on three fabulous milestones!


Peace, Love and Fresh Air-
~Tobi
301 days yippppppppeeeeeeeeeee- thanks to the hillbilly over yonder......
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SandyBob GOLD
SandyBob GOLD

April 19th, 2005, 11:01 pm #26

Congratulatons, Hillbilly!

Hope you enjoyed your dinner and Anniversaries!

SandyBob
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Hillbilly Gold
Hillbilly Gold

April 20th, 2005, 5:09 am #27

While this is near the top, I will take the opportunity to thank each of you for your kind words.

While I wasn't here from the beginning, when I joined Freedom it was still in if not infancy, then at least adolescence. I have watched this forum grow into an entity into itself that should make its founders swell with pride. It has become a living organism that has helped thousands of quitters.

I am proud to be a small part of this group and I look forward to many more experiences over the coming years. I congratulate all of you for your accomplishments and I challenge you to keep up the good work.

Thanks again.

Dave

I don't smoke and I don't chew and I don't go with the girls that do. 3 Years 1 Day 20 Hours 9 Minutes 35 Seconds, with $4,803.05 more in my pocket. Somewhere there are an extra 38424 smokes.
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Rickgoldx5
Rickgoldx5

April 20th, 2005, 6:05 am #28

Dave,
Good to hear from you again!!!
Congrats on 3yrs I'm right behind you!!
Rick
Still Two years, eleven months, two weeks, one day, 9 hours, 49 minutes and 47 seconds. 86512 cigarettes not smoked, saving $21,584.92. Life saved: 42 weeks, 6 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes.
Smoke free!!!
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ZZRSteve GOLD
ZZRSteve GOLD

April 20th, 2005, 7:14 am #29

Congrats Dave on 3 awesome smoke free years! You and your posts continue to inspire. Steve 11 months, 6 days.
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IrishLotus GOLD
IrishLotus GOLD

April 22nd, 2005, 8:39 am #30

Oh my I almost missed the triple GOLDEN party! Like others on this thread, I was fooled that this was an old classic Hillbilly thread (you are ALL over this board Dave!) and not this spankin new triple GOLD celebration! And I am not one to miss a party!

I am so pleased and proud that I have had the opportunity to share all of my journey with you Dave. You have a distinct writing style that soothes and comforts us quitters behind you and, for that, you are truly a treasure to this forum. For those who haven't seen you around much lately, I am linking a couple of my absolute favorite navel gazin' posts:
Congratulations on your three years of FREEDOM, your 29 years of marriage, and your 53 years of life!
YQS~Lotus
Followin' in HillBilly's swaggerin southern footsteps for 940 days now. Yee haw!
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janetd GOLD
janetd GOLD

April 24th, 2005, 12:29 am #31

Congratulations, Dave! Three years of gold looks heavenly on you! I hope you enjoyed your night out with the wife, and I'm happy to hear that we will be travelling on this road together for the rest of our lives! You are soooo right, Dave, in your comments on how this place has expanded over the years. And don't discount your contributions, dear man! You've had some powerful insights. Funny how we never really thought we could do it, isn't it? Like Lorraine, I've reached that place where there's no going back, no temptation, nothing. Gotta love it!

Congratulations, Dave!

And for you! A big

Woohoo!

yqs, Janet :)
Three Years and Five Months +
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

April 19th, 2006, 7:46 pm #32

"Let Freedom echo through the lonely streets where prisons have no keys".

Thought I'd share a bit with the new class. More proof "it gets better with time" and that anybody can live free of tobacco.
Bringing back a 'Gold Celebration' post from a Year Ago.
Happy 4th Dave.


Our key to Freedom is Knowledge.
Read, read, read and Let Freedom Ring.

JoeJFree for 463 days
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BillW Gold.ffn
BillW Gold.ffn

April 19th, 2006, 10:03 pm #33

Sorry for being late, Dave. Rocket procurment is backed up, and the warehouse was nearly out..... at least of the ones that automatically explode. But now we got enough and can celebrate
Three Years!!!!!
YES!!!!
And for you new guys, Dave tells the straight scoop. You will get to where he is.... just hang on tight, and NTAP!
YQB BillW Four years, two months, one week, three days, 1 hour, 3 minutes and 40 seconds. 45901 cigarettes not smoked, saving $8,950.51. Life saved: 22 weeks, 5 days, 9 hours, 5 minutes.
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ChurnedSue
ChurnedSue

April 20th, 2006, 7:11 pm #34

Congratulations Dave,
your posts always hit the spot for me, an inspiration to us all
Sue
Free 3 months and 20 days after 45 years of enslavement
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KatieDidIt1999
KatieDidIt1999

April 20th, 2006, 7:47 pm #35

Happy Happy GOLD X 4 Dave....and thanks for the inspiration.
Kat
107 Days Free
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