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Dale Hodgins
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My kids are grown, and never were much into helping with my projects.

Do you have any extra? They would only be expected to work for 6 or 8 hours a day. Canada has a great public school system. They would be well fed. After a few years, you can retrieve them and I guarantee that those who haven't run away will have become useful citizens. I can't actually buy them. It's more a value added deal.

Thanks, Dale.
 
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@Dale H.: "I guarantee that those who haven't run away will have become useful citizens."

Hmmmmm...that's a pretty stout guarantee. And quite subject to societal environment in which they find themselves. A "useful citizen" in the U.S. is one who dutifully pays their taxes to Uncle Sam, continually enriches through consumer spending the "other Uncle Sam" --Sam Walton, and spends every last penny on current and "long term" health care. Are your surrogate progeny prepared to fulfill these general duties?
 
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Dale is in Canada.

So I'm guessing that he's using the local definition of useful citizen.
 
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I don't have any but I will pay you to take the ones that live down the road from me....

Kidding...
 
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Other people's kids are amazing source of free farm labour. I like the kind that go home after 6 hours.
 
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Years ago I stayed with one of my teachers and his family for a semester when my family moved. Two hours a day of work. I think I got the better half of the deal. Also lived with a family commercial fishing for a summer while I was in high school. Living with another family for a while really gives a young person another window onto the world.
 
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Sneaky and subtle, but I've been watching for this today Dale....... I won't get fooled again
 
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!April Fools Day! Seriously, there have been a few moments in my kids growing up where I would have had them on the bus up to you in a flash!
 
Dale Hodgins
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Dale Hodgins wrote:Judith guessed that it's April fools. Here. Have a brown E.

My family learned about unplanned progeny.

Roger won't be fooled again.


brown E accepted...thanks!

I think I've said before (like the last two times I was fooled on permies) that when our boys were teenagers I would have to leave home on April Fool's day....they were very good...or bad, depending on your point of view (and I still think gender plays a part)

Now I'm going to go dig out the Who and play it really loud
 
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I'll pay you a dollar apiece to take any of these off my hands:

Someone's kids
Someone else's kids

Admittedly, most of them are nearing their expiration date and not very helpful - but I can give you a moneyback guarantee that they are, in fact, someone's kid. And most of them are in dire need of a good civics lesson...
 
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No kids, but I've got brothers - BOGO.
 
Dale Hodgins
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Will, I'm not sure that those senators would be able to withstand the corporal punishment. Any that arrive out of shape, would be put on a suitable diet and given plenty of manual work. This should help with my work to feed ratio.
We probably have a blacksmith who can help out with leg irons.

I wonder if there are records regarding who was in favor of water boarding.😈
 
Dale Hodgins
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I was so busy this year that I totally missed April Fool's Day.

I once told a guy that his excavator had slid down the embankment and ended up in the river. Happy times

Another year, I called a bunch of relatives and informed them that my prodigal brother was now the father of three more children
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I've always resisted the urge to call 911. In North America, that's an emergency only number. I assume that they would not appreciate my humor.
 
Deb Rebel
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Nothing wrong with renting the neighbor's kids. Biggest things to argue: who has the tax deduction, who feeds them, and when can you send them back (for a full refund) by..? *edit, can't spell today...sigh
 
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If you find six extra a reasonable price..please contact me  same terms as always  room and board for a fair days work   I am a good cook and one will starve. this much I can promise .do kids work now a days??..Larry??
 
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