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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:13 PM

Jimmy Carter with a guitar he had made from a tree he planted.

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Reply Jimmy Carter with a guitar he had made from a tree he planted. (Original post)
MelissaB Jan 13 OP
trueblue2007 Jan 13 #1
ampm Jan 13 #26
mwooldri Jan 13 #28
Blue_playwright Jan 13 #36
Enterstageleft Jan 13 #2
sandensea Jan 14 #37
cilla4progress Jan 13 #3
fierywoman Jan 13 #7
Mariana Jan 13 #8
fierywoman Jan 13 #12
Enterstageleft Jan 13 #14
Brother Buzz Jan 13 #20
Brother Buzz Jan 13 #15
fierywoman Jan 13 #19
Brother Buzz Jan 13 #23
fierywoman Jan 13 #25
JudyM Jan 13 #32
SeattleVet Jan 14 #41
dclarston13 Jan 13 #4
Under The Radar Jan 13 #5
chriscan64 Jan 13 #6
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 13 #16
Enterstageleft Jan 13 #17
Beartracks Jan 13 #22
lastlib Jan 14 #38
MerryBlooms Jan 13 #9
BlueIdaho Jan 13 #10
oasis Jan 13 #24
ItsjustMe Jan 13 #11
lame54 Jan 13 #13
Leghorn21 Jan 13 #18
dalton99a Jan 13 #21
world wide wally Jan 13 #27
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #29
soldierant Jan 14 #40
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 14 #43
soldierant Jan 14 #44
LeftInTX Jan 14 #46
George II Jan 13 #30
C Moon Jan 13 #31
burrowowl Jan 13 #33
Baked Potato Jan 13 #34
rickyhall Jan 13 #35
barbtries Jan 14 #39
msfiddlestix Jan 14 #42
ProfessorGAC Jan 14 #45

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:20 PM

1. i love SIR Jimmy Carter, President of the whole world

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:12 PM

26. we are so lucky to have had such a gentle president

He's also my favorite president

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:17 PM

28. He indeed a Sir.

Care of the Belgians. Apparently Lizzie Windsor holds a grudge against Jimmy Carter... Some royal faux pas apparently...

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:59 PM

36. He kissed her mother on the lips...

... when they first met. 🤣 Not a great first impression for anyone, I think.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:24 PM

2. A true under appreciated American hero...

and a fine man a humanitarian as well.

And a loving devoted wife that has been by his side all of these years.

We should all hope to be as lucky!

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Response to Enterstageleft (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:00 AM

37. +1

Nothing came easy to him - either as president or private citizen.

But while he had his share of failures and just plain bad luck, Carter succeeded in popping the OPEC bubble - which made Reagan's "morning in America" possible.

Cheeto, on the other hand, is leaving his successor the most intractable, disastrous situation since Hoover (grudgingly) passed the baton to FDR.

Biden's patience will be tested more even than Carter's was - but I know he's up to the task.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:25 PM

3. Are you kidding me?

This is the most beautiful thing I think I've ever seen.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:46 PM

7. Agree! He MADE a guitar ?!?!?!?

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:53 PM

8. He hired it done. nt.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:00 PM

12. ...but still ...

I once played a concert for him and his wife.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:05 PM

14. I with I had been there, you are so lucky to have been in his presence.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:17 PM

20. But he did plant.... and then cut down the tree....

so there's a bit of symmetry going on there.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:05 PM

15. It's a Kostal acoustic guitar, Baby!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:16 PM

19. What a gorgeous instrument... Thanks so much for putting up the link.

This story made me (happy) cry (I'm a violist.)

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:29 PM

23. Don't tell anyone, but Jimmy, like my mom (who's two months older)....

is a ukulele player.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:02 PM

25. Ukulele is cool!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:31 PM

32. I got my Mom (who's Carter's age) a uke for her 95th

She loves the sound but unf getting her motivated to play it is an uphill climb.

Thanks for posting that vid, it was interesting!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:32 AM

41. At around the 5:00 minute mark...

if you look at the back, you can see Morse Code going down the center that says, "BEAT NAVY".

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:30 PM

4. Its crazy that some people do not see the...

Beauty and the greatness in this person. If we all emulated him we would be so much better off.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:32 PM

5. This man has written more than 20 books on faith and religion

He taught Sunday school his entire adult life even while he was president. He has the Nobel peace prize for actually creating peace agreements between waring nations during and after his 4 years as president. He has eradicated diseases in Africa, built home for the poor and homeless.

So please explain to me that why only Republican presidents are considered Christian presidents.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:43 PM

6. What a difference between him and the next ex-president.

Trump will probably call Carter for a job.

"Jimmy, I hear you're in real estate..."
"I build houses."
"What's the angle?"
"People get to live in the houses."

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Response to chriscan64 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:05 PM

16. :-)

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Response to chriscan64 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:08 PM

17. You did good.



For Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter.

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Response to chriscan64 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:26 PM

22. I hope we can send Trump to live in a Big House.



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:05 AM

38. ........with BIG HIGH high-voltage fences!

well-guarded!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:56 PM

9. Beaut.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:57 PM

10. God bless President Carter.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:02 PM

24. +1,000,000

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:59 PM

11. Check out the Documentary

Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President, I watched It a couple of days ago, It's really good.

https://www.jimmycartermovie.com/watch-at-home/

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:01 PM

13. A bad ass detail to a bad ass life

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:08 PM

18. I said in 1980, "President Jimmy Carter is one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time."

I stand by my statement!!!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:18 PM

21. Kick

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:13 PM

27. Our rock & roll President

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:22 PM

29. Presumably it wasn't a cherry tree. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:20 AM

40. I don't think cherry is that great a wood for instrments.

Spruce is used a lot ...I don't know whether it's spruce but it could be. The Kostal video probably tell.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #40)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:48 AM

43. Perhaps when Jimmy had it cut down a young George Washington came to mind. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #43)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:27 PM

44. Oh, I'm sure that was it.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #40)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:37 PM

46. The Kostal video says it is Paulownia tomentosa, or princess tree

It's pretty much a weed tree from China, but I did not know they could make guitars from them. The tree is actually fairly common and very easy to grow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulownia_tomentosa

It may have been offered by the Forestry Service at one time and that is why Jimmy Carter planted them.

https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/pautom/all.html

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:25 PM

30. Look at the belt/strap he has on his walker. Unbelievable.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:28 PM

31. 96 Years old. Born Oct 1, 1924.

Popular songs in 1924:

Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
It Had to Be You - Isham Jones
California, Here I Come - Al Jolson
Charleston - Arthur Gibbs & his Gang
What'll I Do - Paul Whiteman

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:47 PM

33. A Great Man and a Great President!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:52 PM

34. The first election I voted in was for this great man!

Thanks!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:53 PM

35. Wonder how things would have been he been elected in 1980.

I voted my first and third time for him in 1976 & 1980. I would have done better without Raygun, for sure.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:12 AM

39. it's beautiful.

most underrated president of my lifetime.

i say that every time his name comes up.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:46 AM

42. Beautiful

The headstock looks intriguing. Wonder what it sounds like. If there's a clip on youtube maybe?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:30 PM

45. That's The Second Guitar!

He had one made, same source, a couple years ago.
I dig that he collects guitars.
Means I have something in common with him!

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