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Pee Dee Area Freeper Lunch, Florence, South Carolina Saturday, January 3, 2004, 12 Noon
Palmetto Freepers ^ | 12/31/2003 | SC SwampFox

Posted on 12/31/2003 2:23:27 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox

Pee Dee Area Freeper Lunch

Join us for lunch and good conversation.

Where: Western Sizzlin'
Florence, South Carolina

When: Saturday, January 3, 2004, 12 Noon

The Western Sizzlin is on the frontage road of David McLeod Blvd, directly across from Magnolia Mall.

Take the I-20 Spur (East), at the first traffic signal take a right and then an immediate left on to the frontage road. The Western Sizzlin is about 150 yards on the right.

North Carolina FReepers are welcome to join us. Just follow the "South of the Border" signs and continue south for another 25 miles.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: carolina; florence; lunch; nc; northcarolina; oldnorthstate; palmetto; peedee; sc
Reply to this thread if you plan to attend.
1 posted on 12/31/2003 2:23:28 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox
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To: 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; AJ Insider; AlligatorEyes; Amanda King; ..

SC Ping List

FReepmail me if you want on or off this list.
2 posted on 12/31/2003 2:24:36 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: PistolPaknMama
ping
3 posted on 12/31/2003 2:26:29 PM PST by basil
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To: SC Swamp Fox
I'm gonna try to make this! Yeah....finally something in SC that is closer to me.....Yipee!!!!
4 posted on 12/31/2003 2:33:29 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama
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To: 2nd amendment mama
BTW...I saw on Fox News this morning that Howard Dean opened a campaign office in Florence yesterday.

I have to find out where it is and check out the Deaniacs for myself.

I can't believe he was here and I didn't know it. What a lost opportunity!

5 posted on 12/31/2003 2:37:18 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: TaxRelief
Whachoo and the tax deductions doing this Sat?
6 posted on 12/31/2003 3:18:48 PM PST by upchuck (This tag line will self-destruct in five seconds. 5.... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... DISOLVE!)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Everyone I know up your way is pulling for Wesley Clark.
7 posted on 12/31/2003 3:22:06 PM PST by Amelia
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To: upchuck; *Old_North_State; **North_Carolina; Constitution Day; mykdsmom; 100%FEDUP; ...
SC Freepers have invited all NC Freepers to Florence for lunch on SAT!

Where in the world is FLORENCE?

NC Ping!
8 posted on 12/31/2003 3:57:20 PM PST by TaxRelief
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To: TaxRelief
It's pretty close to the state line, IIRC.
9 posted on 12/31/2003 4:10:05 PM PST by wimpycat ("Black holes are where God divided by zero.")
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To: TaxRelief
Where in the world is FLORENCE?

I'm assuming you're not being sarcastic...

Florence is at the interesction of I95 and I20 about 40 miles south of the NC/SC border.

10 posted on 12/31/2003 4:11:03 PM PST by upchuck (This tag line will self-destruct in five seconds. 5.... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... DISOLVE!)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, I'll be there. I'll try and remember to bring my digital camera.
11 posted on 12/31/2003 4:13:32 PM PST by upchuck (This tag line will self-destruct in five seconds. 5.... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... DISOLVE!)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Western Sizzlin? Good lord. Y'all should be meeting at the Thunderbird (private meeting room, and the best fried chicken in the country), or, at the very least, at Rogers Barbecue or Apple Annie's.
12 posted on 12/31/2003 4:26:29 PM PST by Renfield
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To: Renfield
I wanted some place easy to find for folks drivin' in to the "big city".

The Thunderbird would have worked, but honestly, I have lived here for 8 years and have never eaten there. On your recommendation, I'll make a point of checking it out.

13 posted on 12/31/2003 4:54:57 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
A little off topic but I recently read that Stephen Foster originally used the name Pee Dee River instead of Suwanee.

He decided Suwanee had a better sound to it.

14 posted on 12/31/2003 5:00:53 PM PST by yarddog
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To: TaxRelief
Where in the world is FLORENCE?

The junction of I-95 and I-20, about 40 miles south of the state line.

NC FReepers in the Fayetteville and Lumberton areas might be interested.

Thanks for the Ping.

15 posted on 12/31/2003 7:59:06 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Swampy, we'll be traveling home from out of state on Saturday, but will try to catch the next one!
16 posted on 12/31/2003 8:18:39 PM PST by l8pilot
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To: SC Swamp Fox
I was just there last week. My sis-in-law lives in Florence and Niece in Hartsville. Nice area but both of them are total trolls politically. Absolute one-issue voters.

ABORTION.

If the devil was running against GWB, they would vote for the devil because they KNOW that Bush's only priority is to get rid of abortion. Totally brainwashed. They think Planned Abortionhood is a good, kind organization, dedicated to telling young girls to have the baby, not have abortions. Yea...suuuuurrrrrreeee!

17 posted on 12/31/2003 8:32:09 PM PST by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Darn, I'm on call this weekend. Would have loved to come to the meeting.
18 posted on 01/01/2004 5:09:32 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: SC Swamp Fox
See yu there at noon. Lieberman was in Florence Tuesday too, at a hospital. My daughter saw Dean's caravan pulling into the Holiday Inn right by I95 exit. I notice the Naacp is giving them all a free pass on the boycott. What a joke.
19 posted on 01/01/2004 5:38:23 AM PST by doosee
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To: l8pilot; PistolPaknMama
We'll see how this goes and maybe we can do it again in a month or two.

We haven't had much success attracting freepers to a central meeting in Columbia so I figured I would see how many would be interested in a local lunch-time "meet & greet".

About a month ago some Low Country and Up-State freepers were discussing the same thing.

20 posted on 01/01/2004 9:15:59 AM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Good luck and tell everyone hello!
21 posted on 01/01/2004 3:07:03 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (pro gun Mother's Day 2004! www.2asisters.org)
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To: lawdude
"They think Planned Abortionhood is a good, kind organization, dedicated to telling young girls to have the baby, not have abortions. Yea...suuuuurrrrrreeee!"

Ack! and double ack! they are confused, to an extreme degree! I had no idea the propaganda worked this well. Cripes!

Oh, well, enjoy your new years luncheon all you So/No Carolina freepers. Wish I could be there too! We had a nice bash up north here in NYC last week, much fun. I hope you all enjoy, and post some pics here later, if you'd be so kind!
22 posted on 01/02/2004 12:07:29 PM PST by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do!)
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To: yarddog; SC Swamp Fox
Also off topic, how did the place come to be called Pee Dee?. The name is familiar to me only because there is a small town in Oregon called Pee Dee. It's a tiny place near Dallas and Rickreall. I worked in Rickreall for a number of years and the locals were always making jokes about the breeding (or more to the point, inbreeding) of the inhabitants of Pee Dee. Don't have any knowledge of it myself, never having actually been to the place, but the joke was there.

Looks like the name in SC refers more often to the region than the town. Read a bit more on the web but it's stuff I suppose y'all already know.

Anyway, have a good lunch.
23 posted on 01/02/2004 4:35:15 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (President Bush sends his regards.)
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To: Dave in Eugene of all places
I have no idea how it got it's name but there is a Pea river in Alabama.

Yes it is spelled pea, not pee.

24 posted on 01/02/2004 4:47:01 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Dave in Eugene of all places
The name PeeDee apparently comes from an Indian word and there are two Pee Dee rivers, the Little PeeDee and the Great PeeDee. There is no town that I know of by that name in the state but there is a PeeDee community just east of Florence on the way to Marion. The PeeDee region of the state is all the counties which drain into the PeeDee river system.
25 posted on 01/03/2004 3:18:11 AM PST by RipSawyer (Mercy on a pore boy lemme have a dollar bill!)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Sorry I missed lunch today....had to work...ugh! Hopefully next time.
26 posted on 01/03/2004 9:45:07 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama
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To: upchuck; doosee
My sincerest apologies!

I got held up on the other side of Florence and was late getting over to the restaurant. When I got there they told me that some people had asked about a meeting but had then left.

Since I expected a low turnout I hadn't bothered to reserve their meeting room.

I can't tell you how embarrassed I am.

27 posted on 01/03/2004 10:46:06 AM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
No problem. See #27.
28 posted on 01/03/2004 10:47:31 AM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
I had gotten there about 11:55 and hung around till 12:15 and no one else had inquired while I was there. I also looked in both meeting rooms - empty. Don't feel bad, it would have been a lunch crowd of two. Next time we reserve a booth. hahhaha On second thought, I should have told the manager there I was attending a Republicans for Dean meeting and asked him where the big crowd was.
29 posted on 01/03/2004 11:01:50 AM PST by doosee
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To: doosee
I got there about 12:10 (after driving TWO hours), cruised around the place and saw nobody I knew. Sat by the front door for about 10 minutes, still nobody.

I asked the cashier if she knew of anybody there from FR. She said, "There was one guy that came in at 12, hung around for about 5 minutes and left." So I left.

Pardon me if I'm less than enthusiastic the next time one of these is planned.

30 posted on 01/03/2004 3:23:36 PM PST by upchuck (This tag line will self-destruct in five seconds. 5.... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... DISOLVE!)
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To: upchuck
Hook up with the NC FReepers next time. They always have a good turnout and beat the tar out of anyone who doesnt show up.
31 posted on 01/03/2004 3:27:46 PM PST by Rebelbase (If I stay on topic for more than 2 posts something is wrong. Alert the authorities.)
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To: upchuck
Interesting, I was sitting in that front lobby till about 12:15 but my watch could be a couple minutes quick. In fact, I had a lengthy conversation with the guy out front doing the wallpapering and got some good tips on some upcoming wall work I need to do. I was watching to see if anyone asked the hostess about a meeting and no one ever did. Too bad we didnt connect but I wouldnt recognize anyone since I have never seen any of you..... Did you sit inside or out in your car?
32 posted on 01/03/2004 4:38:54 PM PST by doosee
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To: upchuck
Not to belabor the point but the cashier who thought I was only there for 5 minutes is full of it. I talked to the hostess when I came in, walked to each end of the building to check the two meeting rooms, and then came back and sat on the wooden bench there for ten minutes. Several families came in but no singles at all. As I said, I struck up a few questions with that worker there and got his business card etc. It was 12:15 when I departed. Nice sunny day, I figured I had missed the cancellation.

That is a shame you drove that far. But I wouldn't be too hard on Swamp Fox, these things happen...

33 posted on 01/03/2004 4:50:23 PM PST by doosee
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Dang, that would have rocked.

Anyhoo, I was in Atlanta watching Clemson cram the football down the throat of yet another "physical SEC" team.

34 posted on 01/05/2004 10:29:07 AM PST by Palmetto
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To: TaxRelief
I believe its off I95 . /we pass it going south every year. we have stayed there many times. I remember the pee dee river signs. (Little Pee Dee and Big Pee Dee. Its a nice place
35 posted on 01/07/2004 4:42:32 PM PST by Walnut
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