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BroLarry

Mississippi Mini 2013

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Come one come all to the 2013 Mississippi Mini.  This will be our 5th in a row and promises to be a good time for all.  Classes on DMX, Christmas Light Photography, Electricity Conservation, Soldering, and the list is growing each week.  We will see friends from St. Louis to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and most of the surrounding states.  Even if you have provided it before, please forward your physical Mailing address and I will send you a flier.  We are really looking forward to the 2013 Mississippi Mini Gathering!

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The 2013 Mississippi Mini will be Saturday August 10th. It's less than a month away! Who will be going this year?

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Wish I could make it this year, but with looking for a new job and getting my 2 son started back to College in Aug. my plate is full.

Maybe I can make a plan and make it next year. Hope everyone has a great time.

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Well, less than one week to the 5th annual Mississippi Mini.  I hope everyone is excited.  Make sure you bring a show-n-tell and plenty of waist-band for fried catfish.  See you on Saturday..

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BroLarry:

I can't find the brochure you sent to me.  Can you please tell me when next week's mini PLUS starts?  I plan to attend.  Excited about meeting other Christmas fanatics face to face!!

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Got it.  Thanks so much!!!!   I'll be there.  Looking forward to meeting some fellow Christmas fanatics!!

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Got to load car tomorrow night.....I go back to work Friday....we plan to head down friday night...Looking forward to seeing everyone.....

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Hey everyone!  Are your Ready????

This Saturday will be our 5th Annual Mississippi Mini-PLUS.  Although the weather is HOT!!!, we will be in the cool of the large meeting room of the Flowood, Mississippi Library.  We've got the soft drinks and goodies.  Lunch will be there around 11:30.  The fun will continue through our Dinner time at Cock of the Walk Restaurant over looking the Ross Barnett Reservoir. 

     Don't forget to bring those show-n-tell projects and any newspaper/local tv accolades that you received from last season.  BRUSH UP ON YOUR CHRISTMAS TRIVIA!!! 

Be careful in your travels and we'll see you on Saturday in Flowood, MS at the 5th Annual Mississippi Mini!

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Wow, tomorrow is almost here. I have a presentation to work on! Looking forward to the visit. tlh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Mississippi Mini was great...thank you Bro. Larry for all you do to put th is together..Terry Height you did a great job on RGB class...

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I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone yesterday at the MS mini PLUS.  I really learned a lot from Terry's "ABCs of RGB" presentation.  I really enjoyed having great catfish at Cock of the Walk.  Many thanks to Bro Larry & Belinda for the whole thing.  I really appreciate all your behind the scenes effort to do all the "little things" you did--snacks, drinks, show & tell pieces, etc etc.  All those "little things" really made this a huge success.  I look forward to returning next year!!

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Oh yeaih almost forgot.  I have one thing to say--"Penguin down"  "Penguin down"

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..."Penguin down" "Penguin down"
post-6724-137635401825.jpg I see t-shirts! Thanks, Brother Larry et al. for making the mini a success. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Man I wish I could have made it !!!!!!!!!! 

 

May you backs be painless the day after you turn them on

 

Hey we will be on the Great Christmas Light fight !

 

the Plauche's  right here in Ms.

Merry Christmas

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